Celebrating Fathers' Day in North Grenville - Five Activities for Dad

Five Activities for Dad in North Grenville Five Activities for Dad in North Grenville

For all the daddy play time, toy repairing, breakfast making, and for surviving terrible twos and teen years, Fathers' Day is to thank you for showing up for your kids, this day is for you!

Here are five suggestions of things for Dad to do on Fathers' Day in Kemptville and Greater North Grenville.

Go for a Paddle

A river runs through it. Two rivers in fact!  Burritt's Rapids enjoys the shores of UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Waterway to the north,  and the South Branch of the Rideau which runs right though Kemptville and Oxford Mills. If dad loves the outdoors, a paddle down the river might be the perfect way to spend the afternoon. 

North Grenville offers several places to launch:

South Branch:

  • Kemptville offers:
    • Anniversary Park: Dock, kayaks, canoes, SUPs
    • Curry Park: Dock, larger boats, kayaks, canoes, SUPs
    • Rotary Park: Dock, kayaks, canoes, SUPs

UNESCO World Heritage Rideau River:

  • Burritt's Rapids: 
    • Burritt's Rapids lockstation: Kayaks, canoes, SUPs
    • Burritt's Rapids bridge: Kayaks, canoes, SUPs
  • Gideon Adams Park: Kayaks, canoes, SUPs
  • Muldoon Road Boat Launch: Larger boats, kayaks, canoes, SUPs

You can launch your own canoe or kayak or rent one.  Drifters Outdoors is located right in Kemptville and offer everything you need to explore our scenic surroundings. They rent canoes, kayaks and SUPs by the hour, half-day or longer by request. All necessary equipment is included and provided. Drifters Outdoors even offers lessons and paddle fitness classes for the beginner adventurer. 

Grab a Burger

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Food is the way to a man's heart, n'est pas?  And all that paddling is hungry making.  North Grenville restaurants have friendly staff who know how to make a fantastic burger! 

Find a patio or take out to go. Here are just a few awesome foodmakers to choose from: 


  • Curbalicious Food Truck
  • Fat Les' Chip Stand
  • Salamaders
  • Shoeless Joe's
  • Kemptville Family Restaurant
  • Hardstones Grill


  • Shelley's Kitchen 

Oxford Mills

  • Brigadoon

Bring Him Shopping

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Shop the Highway 43 corridor for the perfect gift. You'll find fashion, hunting and fishing equipment, or project supplies along the row large chain outlets. Smaller populations and fewer cars make shopping a breeze to get in and out in our small towns and hamlets.  

Here are just a few of the stores you'll find. 

  • Mark’s Work Warehouse
  • Giant Tiger
  • Canadian Tire
  • Peavy Mart

Go Golfing

The gorgeous landscapes in North Grenville make for scenic and challenging golf experiences. Dad will enjoy ample play along and over rivers and in treed and open fairways at one of our local courses. A range of distances and grass types on fairways are available, along with 9-hole and 18-hole options.  Each course has unique features and attractions, along with world-class designs and championship experiences.


Spend the Night

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Why not make it a weekend getaway? Take Dad away from it all. Call the sitter and take some time to yourselves. Dad deserves it. 

Here are some of the area's accommodations to choose from. 

  • Kemptville Suites
  • Nestle Down BnB
  • Abbott Road Suites
  • The Old Shipman House Bed & Breakfast
  • Clothier Mills Inn
  • SureStay Hotel by Best Western

Hopefully this list gives your some inspiration to get you started on your Fathers' Day plans.  Happy Fathers' Day to all the dads and father figures out there. Thanks for all you do - even the dad jokes. 


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    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
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