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Why Choose the Rideau Lakes area?

Whatever your season in life, Rideau Lakes is a wonderful place to live. There is a compelling ambience to the area, a genuine warmth, a shared love of nature and community. The Rideau Lakes Waterway is a park of sorts, with endless activities only limited by the imagination. Wakeboarding, canoeing, off-road biking, flying clubs, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, it’s all happening here. With every season, there is something new to discover.

Open your eyes to nature: embrace its gentle rhythm and wonder at its wild beauty. Admire blue heron and osprey in their habitats. Hear the distinctive call of the loon. Observe hummingbirds by day and fireflies by night. Gaze at a sky full of stars. For moments of clarity, there is nothing like country living.

And there’s so much more! Investigate the Rideau Canal and its lock system — an amazing engineering feat. Experience a sense of history and community while shopping in the local towns. Perth is a picturesque, historic town with an abundance of spirit and confidence. Stewart Park, with Tay River meandering through, is a popular location for family picnics, weddings, and town festivals.

Enjoy the benefits of Smiths Falls, the largest town in its county, and home to the Rideau Canal headquarters. With affordable shopping — from big box stores to boutiques, and a good selection of services, Smiths Falls is a town with history and potential. Explore Westport and Newboro — by way of backroads and take in the locks, bridges, and wetlands. Carry your camera, as the scenery is unexpected and spectacular. Browse the local markets and enjoy purchasing fresh-from-the-farm vegetables, meat, and maple syrup. This is country; this is Rideau Lakes country.

And of course, should you need a big city, Ottawa and Kingston are each just one hour away.