Stone Mills

Rural charm, modern connection

An ideal blend of nature and community

Here, experience serene landscapes and strong bonds.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy the tranquility and scenic charm of the countryside, while still being within reach of urban centers like Kingston and Toronto. Stone Mills is known for its rolling fields, picturesque landscapes and a community that embodies the spirit of rural living. This township provides an escape to simpler times, where nature’s beauty is your daily backdrop, and neighbourly connections are a way of life. Stone Mills Township is the perfect place for those seeking a peaceful yet connected rural lifestyle.


Population 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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Real Estate
Stone Mills is characterized by its expansive rural properties, offering serene countryside living with the advantage of more affordable pricing compared to larger urban areas.

Elementary & Secondary Schools

Stone Mills Township, served by the Limestone District School Board, provides diverse and comprehensive educational options for students of various ages, ensuring a quality learning environment that caters to the needs of every student.

Local Healthcare

Stone Mills healthcare provides efficient and high-quality medical services, offering personalized care with reduced waiting times. For those without a family doctor, it’s advisable to register with Health Care Connect to access these services.


Stone Mills is connected by local road networks, facilitating straightforward travel by car or taxi. Stone Mills’ proximity to key urban centers means that major airports in cities like Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal are within a reasonable distance for broader travel needs.

Recreation, Sports and Parks

Stone Mills is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering an array of recreational activities and lush parks. Its rural setting provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of sports and leisure activities, from hiking and biking on scenic trails, to enjoying family time in its well-maintained green spaces, to hitting the ice at the community centre.

Culture and Entertainment

Discover a rich cultural landscape, marked by community events, local heritage sites and artistic endeavours that reflect its rural character and history. The township’s entertainment scene, though quaint, offers a variety of local festivals and gatherings that bring together residents and visitors to celebrate the unique spirit of this charming area.


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