Rideau Heritage Route Travel Guide 2008-2009 - English - (Page 22)

A dditional Recreation Here are some other suggested ways to enjoy the many seasons the Rideau has to offer. Fishing The Rideau has been a fishing hot spot since the late 1800’s when the first fishing resorts were built to cater to those wishing to catch a few “big ones.” The southern Rideau lakes offer unparalled bass fishing with many lodges catering to your needs. Lake trout abound in the cold deep waters of Big Rideau and Dog Lakes. The Rideau River offers bass, pike and musky. You’ll also find walleye and crappie at various spots on the Rideau. and take a plunge, while those coming by road will find public swimming opportunities at many of the Rideau’s Conservation areas such as Foley Mountain and Rideau Ferry, as well as the area’s parks. Cross Country Skiing Several of the local parks and conservation areas offer skiing opportunities such as Murphy’s Point Provincial Park (25 km of groomed trails) and Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (13 km of groomed trails). And, of course, there is the Cataraqui Trail offering 200 km (124 miles) of groomed trail. Swimming The entire Rideau waterway offers great swimming opportunities. The clean waters of the Rideau push past 20ºC (68ºF) by early June and stay that way until late September. Those boating can stop anywhere Skating The Rideau Canal Skateway holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s largest naturally frozen ice rink at 7.8 km. Skating on the canal has become a favourite pastime of winter visitors, especially during Ottawa’s Winterlude festival. Visitors can also enjoy a nostalgic outdoor skating experience at Market Square in Kingston. 22

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rideau Heritage Route Travel Guide 2008-2009 - English

Rideau Heritage Route Travel Guide 2008-2009 - English
Table of Contents
Life by the Water
Story of a Nation
History of the Canal
History Comes Alive
Historic Plaques
Tours of the Rideau
Colours & Flavours Along the Rideau
Visual Art Experiences and Shopping
Fall Colours
Maple Syrup Experiences
Flavours of the Rideau
Celebrations and Diversions
Recurring Events
Featured Events By Season
Celebrate Canada Day
Outdoor and Recreation
Golfing Along the Rideau
Overnight Mooring
Additional Recreation
Ontario Provincial Parks
A Day in the Countryside
Heritage Walking Tours
Paddling Routes
Cycling Routes
Hiking Trails
Driving Tours
Our Rideau Communities
RHRTA Partnerships

Rideau Heritage Route Travel Guide 2008-2009 - English