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Stories

Boating Season Begins Now: Marinas you can Count On

Make it a season to remember and get out on the water in Rideau Lakes! With 37 lakes in the…

Antiques, Tea Rooms and Inns

Photo: Harlem Stonegate Bed & Breakfast  Delight in a charming tea room, book a cozy bed and breakfast and find…

Mother's Day in Rideau Lakes

Celebrate the mothers and mom-figures in your life with some special events in Rideau Lakes on May 11 and 12,…

Find a Treasure in Rideau Lakes

Get your keen eyes ready and your bargain sniffer toned: treasure hunting season is upon us! Seeking out hidden gems…

Is your Dock ready for Summer?

Daydreaming about long days lounging on the dock or taking the boat out for a tour? Before the fun can…

Cottages, Campsites, Vacation Homes and Houseboats to Book this Summer

Luxe lakeside cottage or rustic camping getaway? It’s all in Rideau Lakes, where the best of waterfront life awaits. This…

Five Spring Walks in Rideau Lakes

Explore the villages of Rideau Lakes on foot this season! When the spring sun shines so do the villages of…

Buy Local from Home

Spring inpires us to renew our surroundings. Whether seeking out new garden art or scrolling the afternoon away during the…

Daffodil Days

Spring means yellow flowers bursting forth in Rideau Lakes: a beacon of winter’s end and a promise of brighter days…

World Champion Maple Syrup

Embrace the sweetness of spring with pure, golden maple syrup made right here in Rideau Lakes! The first harvest of…

Irish Heritage of Rideau Lakes

Did you know that the Rideau Lakes community is awash in Irish heritage? Not only did Irish workers risk their…

Birds of feather: best places to flock for bird watching in Rideau Lakes

As spring approaches, fans of feathered friends rejoice: Rideau Lakes is perfectly poised for fabulous birdwatching. Birdwatching is a natural…

Get Ready For Eclipse 2024: Rideau Lakes in the Path of Totality

A total solar eclipse is one of nature’s phenomena and Rideau Lakes will be among the few places in Canada…

Happiness in Snowshoes: Wooded Loops in Rideau Lakes

Make the best of winter! Strap on some snowshoes and hit fun local spots in Rideau Lakes to savour the…

Compose a Song for the one you Love

Start something special with the sounds and sweets of Rideau Lakes! Treat your fabulous friends, your family, your thoughtful neighbour…

Family Day in Rideau Lakes

Celebrate Family in Rideau Lakes! Not sure what to do with the fam jam on the Family Day holiday on…

Historic Places to Pop the Question

Do you have a special question in mind for Valentine’s Day this year? If you’re thinking about popping the question,…

Public Monuments to Visit in Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes is filled with intrigue and local curiosities around every bend! Seek out these public monuments to visit to…

Embrace Winter: Cross Country Skiing in Rideau Lakes

Get ready to kick and glide through Rideau Lakes! Cross country skiing season is here and this is the best…

Goal setting at its Best: Wellness in 2024

Welcome wellness in Rideau Lakes! The winter months are all about taking time to rejuvenate, refresh and prepare for the…

Warm up winter: Cozy cafes to discover in Rideau Lakes

Welcome winter! Warm your heart and your hands around a hot drink in Rideau Lakes this season. No matter if…

Heritage Sparkles: Architectural Gems in Rideau Lakes

See Ontario’s architectural gems shine on a drive to see designated heritage buildings that are the stars of their communities.…

Tobogganing at Kin Park in Rideau Lakes

Don’t fight off winter this year – embrace it with sledding in Rideau Lakes! Burn off some of that candy-cane…

The Sweetest Time of the Year: Top Bake Shops in Rideau Lakes

The holidays beg for baked goods and sweet treats! Let local bake shops in Rideau Lakes impress your family and…

Let your light shine: Rideau Lakes glows with holiday spirit

The holidays sparkle in Rideau Lakes! There’s a bit of magic in lighting up the night at this time of…

Give Your Pet a Holiday This Season

Give your four-legged friend a holiday to remember! Make the season sparkle for your pets with a playdate or some…

Nest: Local Art and Furniture for your Space

The weather is getting cooler and getting cozy in your home space seems to specially beckon at this time of…

Give the Gift of Love this Season - Local Makers & Markets

Curate unique gifts for all the special people on your holiday list by connecting with local makers in Rideau Lakes.…

Winter Tire and Auto Shops with a Smile in Rideau Lakes

Get your car ready for winter in Rideau Lakes! The township has many expert mechanics and talented tire professionals to…

Great Reads by Local Authors

Fall is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book and what better book than one written by…

Fall's best ATV Routes

ATVing is a fun way to experience the great outdoors in Rideau Lakes! Spend quality time with family and friends…

The Witch of Plum Hollow, Stories of Salem and more: The Historic Settlements of Rideau Lakes

Plum Hollow is one of over a dozen Historic Settlements in Rideau Lakes. At this time of year, you will…

Walking Trails in Rideau Lakes

Explore Rideau Lakes on two feet on the walking trails! With stunning water views, tranquil forests, breathtaking lookouts, and peaceful…

Pumpkin Season in Rideau Lakes

Tis the season! Pumpkin season, that is. Pick out your perfect pumpkin in Rideau Lakes! Whether decorating or carving, there…

Equestrian Outings

Giddy up to Rideau Lakes, where experiences showcasing the beauty and quiet strength of horses are waiting. From trail-riding to…

Fall Fishing in Rideau Lakes

Reel in memories while fall fishing in Rideau Lakes! Whether you’re an experienced angler or trying out your rod for…

Fall Colours: Backroad Drives

Start the car! Grab a hot bevvy and hit the roads to enjoy the fall colours in Rideau Lakes on…

Spectacular lookouts: Hiking in Rideau Lakes

Enjoy late summer by getting outside and feasting your eyes on some stunning vistas in Rideau Lakes! Lace up and…

Celebrate the Harvest in Rideau Lakes

Photo: Delta Harvest Festival, provided by the Delta Agricultural Society  The harvest is kicking into gear in Rideau Lakes! Pay…

Back to School: Schoolhouse History in Rideau Lakes

Photo: Patterson Bus Line Elgin c. 1955 Can you hear the school bells ringing? Did you know that at one…

Most Insta-Worthy Places in Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes is full of natural beauty, historic sites, and unique landmarks. Make your socials shine with photos and videos…

Gorgeous Greens: Scenic Golf Courses in Rideau Lakes 

Hit the links in Rideau Lakes! The greens and fairways in Rideau Lakes are surrounded by lush landscapes and water…

Top Dogs: Best Food Trucks in Rideau Lakes

It wouldn’t be summer in Rideau Lakes without delicious fare from the local food trucks! As part of a day…

Paddling the Rideau: Best Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Places

Photo: Rideau Tours Imagine peacefully paddling with friends or family, with only the sounds of your paddle dipping into the…

Best Beaches in Rideau Lakes

Make a splash this summer at the beautiful beaches of Rideau Lakes! The Township operates a number of public parks…

Top Summer Patios: Waterfront and Streetside

Whether overlooking captivating water views, a lush vineyard or streetside to the bustle of a heritage community, patio season is…

Celebrate BBQ Season

Make this summer a grilling good time! Put together the barbecue of your dreams with friends, family or even just…

Sing out Loud: Music Concerts in Rideau Lakes 

Picture this: musicians performing within arms reach, music filling the air, surrounded by community and sweet summer jams. Rideau Lakes…

Villages in Bloom: Stunning Gardens

Stop and smell the flowers in Rideau Lakes! Summer is the best time for viewing seasonal gardens that burst with…

Fireworks and Fanfare: Must‐Do Family Events

Make a splash this summer in Rideau Lakes! Start planning your family fun now, as summer vacation is just around…

Heritage Spaces and Picnic Places

Take time to savour the best things in life in Rideau Lakes! Take a trip to one or all eight…

Farm to Table: Meet the Growers of Rideau Lakes

Take home some bounty! From sweet honey to veggies to maple syrup, berries and beyond, Rideau Lakes is bursting with…

Must See Museums and National Historic Sites

Immerse yourself in the history of Rideau Lakes and learn more about local heritage through these intriguing historic sites! Lockmaster's…

Historic Lodges of the Rideau

There’s a certain magic about the perfect lakeside setting in the summer. As an idyllic vacation spot for more than…

Calling all Cyclists: 14 Scenic Bicycle Routes

Explore Rideau Lakes on two wheels! The rolling landscapes and waterfront views are an unforgettable experience by bike.  The country…

Accessible Friendly Places in Rideau Lakes

Rideau Lakes is just the ticket for an accessible-friendly day trip. With shops, community spaces, memorable dining options and even…

Sledding: Scenic Snowmobile Routes in Rideau Lakes

Discover a stunning winter wonderland while snowmobiling in Rideau Lakes. Scenic snowmobile routes invite you to explore and be adventurous…

Sharpen your Blades: Ontario’s Best Outdoor Skating

Shake off the winter blues by lacing up those skates! We’ve waited long enough for skating weather and it seems…

Fall Colour Backroad Drives

Grab a coffee and enjoy the beautiful call colours in Rideau Lakes on a leisurely drive. Here are some of…

Most Affordable Lakefront in Ontario

Lakefront property often comes with sticker shock but not in Rideau Lakes! In Rideau Lakes, you can turn your dream…

Revel in Rideau Ferry • Lombardy

The true Canadian cottage atmosphere of the Rideau Ferry area will inspire you to explore the lakeside community and the…

Wander North Crosby • Westport

Nature lovers will enjoy a hike to Spy Rock lookout at the Foley Mountain Conservation Area for spectacular views overlooking…

Boat into Portland

Set on Big Rideau Lake, Portland has been a boating community for hundreds of years. Very welcoming to boaters, you…

Navigate to Newboro

The quaint and historic village of Newboro was built around the Rideau Canal Lockstation in the centre of the village.…

Journey to Jones Falls • Morton

Known as one of the prettiest lockstations along the Rideau Canal, Jones Falls is home to the “Great Stone Arch…

Explore Elgin

Situated just off Highway 15, in the heart of corn country, Elgin offers many services for both the visitor and…

D.O. Delta

A vibrant community rich with heritage and natural amenities, Delta has a picturesque landscape located in the centre of the…

Cruise into Chaffeys Lock

Set on a beautiful isthmus of land between Indian Lake and Opinicon Lake, here you will find the Lockmaster's House…

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