A Victorian Reflection Bed & Breakfast in Westport, Ontario

What to do in Westport

Westport is situated in the heart of the Rideau Region, on the historic Rideau Canal and Upper Rideau Lake.

Our history in this small village adds to the beauty of the region making it one of the most desirable vacation spots in Eastern Ontario.

Many people have asked what there is to do in Westport. Well, what is your pleasure?

 Start with the walking tour of Westport (click here).

Golf: there are many golf courses (9 and 18 holes) within 30 minutes of our house including Canada's oldest course; our courses are picturesque and enjoy lower traffic than city courses


Hiking: Foley Mountain, a protected environment, is a few minutes from our house; it has hiking trails and a beach; the Rideau trail (marked hiking trail from Ottawa to Kingston) passes right through Westport

Swimming: in addition to Foley Mountain beach, there is the Lion's Club Beach a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from our house;

Bicycling: enjoy cycling through our beautiful rolling countryside past scenic lakes or visit the historic Rideau Canal locks

Boating: ride the Rideau, from Ottawa to Kingston and spend the night in Westport harbour; rent a boat or go on a boat trip from Portland (20 minutes); take a Thousand Islands cruise in the St Lawrence River from Gananoque (35 minutes) or Kingston (35 minutes)

Flying:  The Rideau Lakes Aerodrome and Flying Club  is situated only 1 kilometre outside the village of Westport. The federally registered airport has a 3100-foot runway capable of accommodating single and twin-engine aircraft.

Fishing: there are many fishing lakes within minutes from us Horseback riding: stables in Portland (20 minutes) offer specialized programs for riders of all ages

History: history is everywhere in our area; Perth (20 minutes) is a beautiful little city to visit; historic Kingston is 35 minutes away; we are situated in the middle of the Rideau Canal, with its historic lock and picturesque villages, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Culture: there are always lots of art shows, craft shows, and musical events happening within a short drive of our house. Check our blog for up to date listings

Shopping: good bargains starting with Westport's fine shops, right across the street from our house, and an interesting assortment of boutiques in nearby Perth

And further afield – you can get to Ottawa downtown (Parliament Hill, many museums, Byward Market, etc, etc,) in 1½ hours from us; if you have your passport, you can go to the US and visit Boldt Castle on picturesque Alexandria Bay (1 hour)

And if you are feeling lucky, there is always the casino in Gananoque (35 minutes).

Be sure to visit the Rideau Region website for other information about the  Rideau Region.


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