30 Things To Do 30 Minutes Outside of Ottawa

Want to spend the day in North Grenville but don't know where to start? Check out our list of 30 things to do 30 minutes outside of Ottawa! 

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The Kemptville Farmers' Market runs every Sunday from 12pm until 4pm and has a range of products like baked goods, honey, fresh produce, and more! 

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The Kemptville Creek is a beautiful calm body of water that is amazing for paddling. You can even paddle right up to downtown Kemptville and use the dock to access some restaurants along the shoreline. Rentals are available at Rideau Provincial Park and Drifters Outdoors.  

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Located in Oxford Mills, you can stop in for a visit. They even have wine slushies! 

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A beautiful cafe located in downtown Kemptville with a beautiful selection of food and drinks. They showcase art from local artists and sell other specialty items that are locally made. 

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A local favourite, the Dairy Barn serves a variety of flavours and types of ice cream. Find them on County Road 43.

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An amazing music festival held every year at the Kemptville Campus. Make sure to keep an eye out for next year's lineup! 

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The Kemptville Campus has many trails and walking paths that would make for a great afternoon stroll. 

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Open weekends during the summer months, this is a fun activity that keeps you active. Check out their website for more information.

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Freshly baked food and fantastic coffee, Brewed Awakenings is a great spot to grab a morning treat. 

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One of the most widely appreciated dog parks in the area, this amazing destination is a great place to bring your dog. With a forested section, watering station, small dog area, and lots of space for dogs to run off-leash the Ferguson Forest Dog Park should be a must be on your list. 

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Saunders has a diverse amount of animals and offers fun for the whole day.

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A beautiful patio in downtown Kemptville that serves a variety of bar food and drinks. 

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Located in the heart of Kemptville, this public pool offers a variety of swimming experiences like lane swim, family swim, and public swim. 

 

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One of the most beautiful and well-maintained golf courses in the Ottawa area, this destination has all sorts to offer. With an onsite restaurant, beer cart, banquet hall, and pro shop, this is a summer must!

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A beautiful spot to hike, the Ferguson Forest is beautiful and has kilometres and kilometres of well-maintained trails. 

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Old Town Kemptville has many unique shops, bakeries, and restaurants that offer a wide range of products. Go for a stroll downtown and see what you can find next to the Kemptville Creek. 

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A beautiful spot right by the water, Rotary Park is a lovely part of Old Town Kemptville.

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The historic Oxford Mills walking tour is available electronically here, and in brochure form at the Municipal Centre along with other routes. Definitely worth checking out if you are a history buff! 

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With a huge geocaching community, North Grenville has tons of cool geocaches for you to discover. 

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Grahame's Bakery is a historic bakery and is known for its beautiful wood stove oven. 

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The Kreepy Kemptville walking tour is available electronically and it discusses all the creepy events that happened in the past!

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Burritts Rapids is a beautiful small town that is next to a historic lock and has a trail that runs the length of the island. 

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Rideau Woodland Ramble is a beautiful garden centre with a huge display garden for people to walk around in. 

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Henry Park is a great place to swim and launch your boat. 

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With lots of Christmas tree farms in the area, bring the family to pick out a beautiful tree for the festive holiday season! 

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Rent one at Drifter's Outdoors and paddleboard all through downtown Kemptville. 

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Every Friday in the summer, there is a free fitness in the park event that is open to the public put on by Bodhi Tree Yoga and Get Cronk'd Fitness.

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They have a day-use area, camping, a beautiful beach, and a play structure. Sometimes, the ice cream boat even comes to visit! Learn more here

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Looking for some unique garden decor? Check out Hansen's Garden Ornaments. They have a large selection of statues in many sizes.

30 Things to do

With plenty of antique shops around North Grenville, we should be on your radar if you are a collector of any sort. Visiting Olde Porch Primitives is a must. 

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    Municipality of North Grenville

    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
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