North Grenville is made for waterway adventure! Bring along your canoe, kayak, or fishing boat and enjoy the scenic Kemptville Creek as it winds its way through North Grenville. Formerly called the South Branch of the Rideau River, Kemptville Creek offers a picturesque way to view the countryside while getting in some outdoor activity and water fun! The creek is navigable for smaller watercraft from the Rideau River to Kemptville, or for canoeing or kayaking from Bishop’s Mills to Oxford Mills. Portages may be necessary. Bring your fishing gear and try for “the big one!”
Anniversary Way, Kemptville
Curry Street, Kemptville
Gideon Adams Park
Muldoon Road Boat Launch
South Gower Boat Launch
Take to the water during a public swim or sign up for some instruction at the Kemptville Pool (outdoor facility). The municipally operated facility offers public, family and adult swim sessions. There is a range of programming available, such as the Parent and Tot Club; swim lessons for preschoolers to adults; Bronze level aquatic training and Aqua Zumba, a Latin-inspired aerobic exercise program. Check the North Grenville municipal website for program schedules, swim times and pricing. The Kemptville Pool is also home to the Kemptville Bluefins swim team, a fun and competitive club that runs in July and August for swimmers ages 5 to 16.
Rideau River Provincial Park
Rideau River Provincial Park occupies a shady bank on the historic Rideau Canal across the river from North Grenville. There are two beaches within the Park for swimmers and water enthusiasts to enjoy, however only the main beach is accessible for day-use. The main beach is a sandy beach with a gradual drop-off and is marked with buoys. Two large day-use areas accommodate families and large organized groups. At the main beach there is one large picnic shelter as well as several small barbeque grills and picnic tables with access to a comfort station and playground. There are no lifeguards on duty.