A small village on the Mississippi River (not to be confused with the much larger Mississippi River
) in Eastern Ontario, about a half hour drive west of Ottawa
. Since 1998 it is has been a part of the larger town of Mississippi Mills.
For a town of only two thousand people (1996 Census data) it has many notable characteristics, including its own ski hill (Mount Pakenham), golf course (Pakenham Highlands) and the only five-span stone bridge in North America.
Mississippi Mills also consists of the neighboring town of Almonte where James Naismith
, inventor of basketball
, was born.
Pakenham is in Lanark County, which is famous for its maple syrup
Pakenham is also the birthplace of this node's author. ;)