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Stone Mills

Go rural for outdoor fun

Named after the many mills that once served area farmers, this area is still ripe with historic finds today.

Residents of Stone Mills are served by the hamlets of Camden East, Centreville, Colebrook, Croyden, Enterprise, Erinsville, Moscow, Newburgh, Strathcona, Tamworth, and Yarker. Each community offers life’s simple pleasures – rural living at its finest.

An abundance of recreational land, lakes and rivers makes Stone Mills an ideal place for hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and boating. Take a leisurely drive through and take note of the historical buildings and structures located within its borders. Some noteworthy ones are: Madden Store, the Newburgh Academy, and the Newburgh United Church all located in Newburgh. Stone Mills also has been privileged as the location of the first Gaeltacht outside of Ireland, and is situated on Gilmore Road at Tamworth.

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Fun Facts

  • Stone Mills is known for the abundance of recreational land ideal for hiking, fishing, canoeing, boating and more.
  • Stop by the Dark Sky Viewing Area and be wowed by the amazing view of the night sky unobstructed by city lights.

Location and more details:

Township of Stone Mills

4504 County Rd 4, Centreville, ON K0K 1N0

Tel: 613.378.2475

A Case for Living in Stone Mills

Now’s a great time to live rural. Not so far off the beaten path that you’re compromising on convenience. In L&A it’s lakes, rivers, farm fresh food, communities that care and opportunity to grow all within driving distance to larger urban centers. Learn more about life in Stone Mills.

Stone Mills Communities

Each community welcomes with friendliness and charm. The township is only minutes away from neighbouring Greater Napanee and less than 30 minutes from the City of Kingston. Stone Mills has a wide range of available properties suited to building your dream home or starting your dream business.

First known as Clark’s Mills, Camden East has a population of 306 people today. This welcoming rural community has rolling agricultural land, streams, lakes and the Napanee river running through it.

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This charming hamlet hosts the annual Centreville Fair at the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are also a great gathering place for residents and visitors who frequent the grandstand and park. Centreville also has a public school that educates approximately 150 students (kindergarten through grade 8).

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Colebrook is a rural hamlet found just north of Yarker. Nestled on the banks of the Napanee River, this Stone Mills Township community is surrounded by active farms and is near the Cataraqui Trail, Camden Lake Provincial Wildlife Area and Varty Lake.

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Croydon is a rural farming community in Stone Mills Township. At one time the community featured several hotels, a general store, a church, a post office, a schoolhouse, and a gristmill. Many of the original buildings that were build during the booming times of the early to mid 1900s have been renovated and are serving as family homes. The main attraction is the Salmon River, which runs through the heart of the hamlet. The river is used for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.

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The rural community of Enterprise is surrounded by farmland. Within the hamlet there is an actively used ballpark, and an outdoor rink. Community members are very entrepreneurial with a number of unique stores in the area.

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The name of this charming hamlet is to commemorate Napoleon’s retreat from the Russian city in 1812. And even though the name is large in stance this charming rural area boasts a population of only 65 (approximately).

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The village of Newburgh was settled in about 1822 and by 1851 the village was well established as a local manufacturing centre with mills, a foundry, and tanneries. Today, Newburgh is thriving with a population of approximately 695 people and has lots of amenities right in the village for residents.

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Strathcona is a quiet community found between Napanee and Newburgh. Since 1873 it has been home to Strathcona Paper, and this boxboard manufacturer continues to be one of Lennox & Addington County’s major employers.

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Originally settled in 1826, this area was settled by Irish immigrants.

Today, Tamworth has all the services of a city with the charm of a village. Churches, arena, restaurants, and many other shops and amenities make this a great place to raise a family.

  • Located on Beaver Lake
  • The Stone Mills Recreation Center has various activities for the public including skating

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A slower pace just means more time for the things that really matter. Enjoy the river’s rapids at Yarker Falls while checking out the enormous crumbling stone piers on the shoreline where the railway once crossed the river.

Another nod to the past in this cozy hamlet is the carving installed on the side of the Waterfall Tea Room that celebrates the loggers of the past. Nature lovers enjoy this beautiful country side and the Cataraqui Trail where you can go cross-country skiing, cycling, hiking and snowmobiling.

  • Yarker was once home of the largest carriage wheel factories known as the Benjamin Manufacturing Company in 1895
  • Originally called Simcoe Falls, the village changed its name to Yarker in 1959 because of a naming conflict with another Ontario village.
  • In the village, the bridge offers amazing views of the Yarker falls and the Napanee River
  • From June to October, enjoy fresh produce from the Yarker Farmers Market

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Resources for business owners

Business owners and entrepreneurs interested in making Stone Mills the location for their business have access to a full gamut of services from the Lennox & Addington Economic Development Office. Our Business Coaching service is free and confidential and can help familiarize you with the community, and aid in finding the appropriate people and resources to help your business or idea succeed.

The office can also assist with real estate searches, community statistics, as well as grant and financing opportunities. We connect businesses in finding research & development partners to support growth; this could apply innovative technologies to better streamline operations, while always trying to leverage funding to ease the cost burden on the entrepreneur.

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