Short Trips – an hour or two on the Rideau

Spend a half-day travelling up-river from the Merrickville beach. As you head west, the bird sanctuary is on your left. Shallow water, marsh animals, quiet, safe paddling with no buildings and very little boat traffic. The passage from Merrickville to Kilmarnock is one of the nicest on the system.

On your return, you will be assisted by the current and the usual wind at your back.

Experience the Rideau Canal up close!