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Fall Colour Backroad Drives

Grab a coffee and enjoy the beautiful call colours in Rideau Lakes on a leisurely drive. Here are some of our favourite routes to enjoy the colours of the season:


South Elmsley to South Burgess Driving Tour 

This 35km driving tour takes you through forest lined roads and hills with a rainbow of fall colours surrounding you. It also takes you down roads with agriculture on either side where you can appreciate farms of yesterday and today. Historical places along the way include the former O’Reilly Hotel, Ferryland Cottage, Robert Ferguson House and more.

Use our driving tour guide to see how many landmarks you can spot!  


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Crosby to Salem Driving Tour

The Crosby to Salem Tour is rich in history and gives you the opportunity to travel the historic Stone Road. Completed in 1857, the Stone Road boasted a surface made of compacted layers of crushed stone. Repeated winter frosts pushed larger stones to the surface and made the road extremely bumpy for wagons having iron-rimmed wheels.

With that no longer a concern, you can travel the road freely while enjoying waterfront views of Newboro Lake and the Upper Rideau Lake.

Download the driving guide for more details on the Stone Road and its significance in the Rideau Lakes.


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Morton to Crosby Driving Tour

This 50km tour is perfect for a leisurely fall afternoon as you drive by the sparkling waterfronts of Sand Lake, Clear Lake, and Newboro Lake. Experience many historical gems of the Rideau Lakes region such as the newly reopened Hotel Kenney Rideau, the Lockmaster’s House, and the former Clear Lake Cheese Factory.

Download the driving guide for more information and suggested stops along the way.


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For all the Historical Driving tours in Rideau Lakes, visit the following link: https://www.rideaulakes.ca/experience/things-to-do/trails-routes/driving-tours 


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