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It's all here for you in Downtown Greater Napanee.  Fabulous architecture, scenic parkland and dazzling waterfront defines our historic downtown area.

Looking for something in particular? Chances are they have it. Downtown Greater Napanee offers delicious eateries, amazing shopping opportunities, and second-to-none services that are sure to impress.

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Dining, Shopping & Services

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Napanee's reinvented downtown. There’s something here to suit every taste. Enjoy the fabulous 19th Century architecture nestled along the Napanee River. Visit our trendy shops and boutiques, enjoy a great meal at one of our eateries, or relax with a steaming hot cappuccino or an ice cold beverage at one of our cafés.

The downtown core is lined with dozens of thriving one-of-a-kind boutiques, quaint shops, bursting with unique items you can’t find anywhere else. No matter what you're looking for, you can be sure to find it in Downtown Napanee!  Welcoming and enthusiastic business owners will greet you with a smile and are there to assist, creating a personalized shopping experience you won't soon forget!

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History & Architecture

Come to Downtown Napanee and step back in time as you enjoy the historical elements and rich architecture featured in the downtown core. 

The story of Greater Napanee is one that begins with the construction of the first grist mill at the Appanea Falls by millwright Robert Clark in 1786. The meaning of the original Aboriginal name Appanea is unknown today but it has evolved over time to the “Napanee” we know today. 

In 1831 a plan for the new village of Napanee was drawn up by Samuel Benson, and in 1855, Napanee became an official incorporated village with an elected municipal council.  Shortly after, a new Town Hall and Market Square became the centre piece of rapid development within the Town and are still proudly featured in the downtown core today.

Napanee’s rich architectural heritage is evident today in the core area of the Town which exhibits many fine examples of the 19th Century architectural revival styles. The main street and the surrounding area include many fine commercial and domestic examples that have resulted in the description of Napanee as “the Italianate Town”.


Parkland & Waterfront

Only a stone’s throw from the commercial centre of Downtown is the magnificent Napanee River.  Along its shores lie a number of natural features that are sure to delight all those who visit.

Springside Park is situated along the Napanee Falls, providing breathtaking views of the watercourse. The well-maintained property is host to many weddings, reunions and gatherings during the year, and is a destination of choice for both amateur and professional photographers. 

Springside Park is also a starting point for many residents and visitors who wish to walk along the recently revitalized waterfront. The meandering walkway runs along the south shore of the Napanee River, among a multitude of mature trees, hearty plants and flower gardens.

The Springside Park Trail effectively connects to popular Conservation Park. In addition to a pavilion - also home to many special events - Conservation Park overlooks a busy boat launch, and has docking facilities for the high volume of watercraft looking to tie up and visit during the summer months.



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Napanee, ON K7R 4B9
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