Overnight Tripping On The Rideau

Route of The Paddling Divas (Smiths Falls to Kemptville) Friday to Sunday

A group of nurses and social workers, or, in other words, Amazons, start at Edmunds on a Friday, leaving at 10am, to arrive mid-to-late-afternoon at the Lions Club Park in Merrickville, travels from Merrickville to reach lower Burritt’s Saturday afternoon, then ends Sunday afternoon at a public launch site past Rideau River Provincial Park.

This trip maximizes the Merrickville pub experience, gives a quieter night at Burritt’s, then offers some serious tripping on the final day. We named this trip for the self-named Paddling Divas, a great group of fund-raising hell-raisers.

If you’re thinking of a trip for a group, this itinerary is ideal – good down-river tripping, comfortable campsites with nightlife, and lots of memories. References upon request.

Experience the Rideau Canal up close!