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There is something for everyone in the Rideau Lakes!


Hunting and Fishing

Fishing Seasons:

    Large & Small Mouth Bass - 3rd Saturday in June

    Nothern Pike & Walleye (Pickerel) - 2nd Saturday in May

    Perch, Crappie, Sunfish, Whitefish, Catfish - all year round 


Hunting Seasons:

Chaffey's Lock is located in WMU 67.  For more information check out the Ministry of Natural Resources website                                         


Fitness & Leisure

70 acres of back country woods and trails owned by Simmons

Cataraquai Trail within steps of the cottages; great for hiking, biking and snowmobiling

Nearby Rideau Trail access

Golf - there are several courses within the district



Ottawa: Our Nation's Capital, Museums & Galleries, Casino, Byward Market 

Kingston: Old Fort Henry, Great Restaurants & Festivals

Gananoque/Thousands Islands: River Boat Tours, Casino, Playhouse

Local: Chaffey's Lock, Newboro, Elgin, Portland, Westport & Perth


Studio Tours (The Rideau Lakes is home to a number of talented artists):

    - Rideau Lakes Studio & Garden Tour - Canada Day Weekend

    - Fall Colours Studio Tour - Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

Crosby Flea Market: May long weekend - September long weekend 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Saturday mornings

Great and unique shops in nearby Newboro, Westport & Perth


We are just a short walk to the Opinicon resort that offers a variety of dining options and we can provide a number of great recommendations within a 30 minute drive.


For more information check out the Rideau Lakes Events Calendar and the Chaffey's Lock & Area Heritage Society Events Calendar.

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