The Township of Beckwith boasts 240km2 of land mass. Residents of the Township enjoy easy commutes to centres such as Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place.
The Township includes the Mississippi Lake and River, the Jock River, fertile farmland, wide open spaces, forests, well-planned subdivisions, protected wetlands and historical hamlets. The Township was once considered as a possible site for the Nation's Capital. This historical significance rests on the importance of Franktown as the mid-way point between Ottawa and the military establishment in Perth during the initial settlement of Lanark County. Villages and hamlets within the Township include Ashton, Blacks Corners, Franktown, Gillies Corners, Prospect, and Scotch Corners.
From 1996 to 2001, the population in Beckwith Township increased by 10.7% in an orderly and efficient manner according to their Official Plan. This ensures that the residents continue to enjoy the rural atmosphere of our beautiful community. Many of our residents have their cottages and summer homes along the Mississippi Lake which provides easy access for summer recreation such as boating, camping, hiking, and great bicycle tours.
Commercial and industrial ventures are as diverse and productive as the natural landscape. Lanark County is the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario and Beckwith partakes in the season's harvest. The Township boasts approximately 100 commercial businesses, and a progressive by-law which encourages home-based small business.
Beckwith enjoys the services and amenities of the Town of Carleton Place for the northern part of the community and Smiths Falls for those in the south. Beckwith shares its western boarder with the City of Ottawa, and is only a 25 minute drive to Perth.
Whether you are looking for residential or commercial opportunities, historical Beckwith Township can meet and exceed your dreams. We would love to welcome you as our new neighbour.
1702 9th Line Beckwith
Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3P2
Phone: (613) 257-1539 or (800) 535-4532 (613 Area Code Only)
Fax: (613) 257-8996
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4:30