Pedal through paradise! Back roads, winding country roads, paths and highways intersect to create a crossroads of cycling discovery in Rideau Lakes and Westport.
Varied terrain will provide just enough challenge for seasoned cyclists, while many routes also cater to beginners.
The Township of Rideau Lakes Township has developed detailed and downloadable cycling routes to allow visitors to experience the thrills and hills of our area. The tours are available as a free MyTOURS App for any iOS, Andriod or Windows Phone device. Once downloaded to your device the tours can be used offline.
The 14 cycle routes are also available on the township’s website. Each tour highlights heritage and unique points of interest along the way, as well as GPS co-
Take the road less travelled and wind up having a cycling adventure, while exploring the quiet beauty of the Rideau Lakes and Westport!
Lace up and explore it through hiking! We have great trails, on well-
Foley Mountain Conservation Area above Westport is worth a day trip of its own. Spy Rock high atop a granite ridge offers visitors a brilliant view of the town, pond, and lakes below. It is owned and operated by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and consists of 800 acres of mixed forests, ponds, and fields. In addition to the lookout, Foley Mountain incorporates five hiking trails, a group camp area, and picnic areas set the stage for a quality outdoor education experience. It also has a special mobility trails designed for people with limited mobility, as well as an interpretive and children’s discovery centre.
Explore our communities, with special heritage walking tours are also mapped out for each community within the Township of Rideau Lakes. Look for guides on the township website under walking tours.
Enjoy exploring our area by foot and be sure to tell us about your adventure in Rideau Lakes and Westport!
The Rideau Canal has been a fishing hot spot since the late 1800’s, when the first fishing resorts were built. Since then, tales abound of the big one that got away – but more often than not, about actually reeling in legendary bass or pike! The lakes surrounding Westport and the Rideau Lakes are internationally known for their abundance of fish. In addition to our large and small mouth bass, you'll also find walleye, pike and crappie at various spots along the Rideau waterway. There are two license-
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources provides everything you need to know about regulations in Ontario.
Be sure to get in touch with the Westport Rideau Lakes Chamber of Commerce Visitors Centre to find out more about local bait shops, where you can buy a fishing license locally, boat rentals and more. The centre is at the corner of Spring and Main Streets in Westport and includes public washrooms, free Wi-
Get into gear and go for a legendary Sunday Drive. Every turn in the road offers new and exciting views of our unique area. Stop at one of our six lockstations, explore our communities, hike our trails, picnic in our parks, or pull over to capture that great shot of local scenery!
The Rideau Heritage Route has drawn up numerous driving tours along the Rideau Canal, but three tours take drivers through our area: Crosby to Salem; Morton to Crosby , and South Elmsley/South Burgess. Most of these tours require around two hours of actual driving time, giving you plenty of time to stop and enjoy the countryside.
Take a Sunday drive any day of the week!
Immersion in the Rideau Lakes and Westport rewards visitors with stunning scenery and unforgettable moments. Enjoy creating your memories!