Best Adventures in North Grenville

Looking for something fun and interesting to see or do in North Grenville? Then you've come to the right spot. Below, you'll find some of the best attractions in the region that you can experince with friends, families, partners, or just yourself!

Saunders Country Critters Zoo & Sanctuary


Address: 1058 County Rd 44 RR # 1, Oxford Station, ON K0G 1T0


Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

What do they offer?

Saunders Country Critters is more than just a zoo, it is a sanctuary and a place of security and love for unwanted animals and animals with special needs. While it all started back in the early 1990’s as a privately owned farm, it has grown into something even more rewarding to owners Carla and Gary. They now have numerous different kinds of mammals and birds that are unique to their zoo such as a: Capuchin Monkey, Red Kangaroo, Spanish Cashmere Goat, Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth, and so many more! Visiting Saunders Country Critters Zoo is the perfect family activity that your children are sure to love. It’s also an excellent education opportunity! Head on over today and see first-hand the power of unconditional love and nurture!


Green Gables Winery

Green Gables

Address:  1600 Porter Rd, Oxford Station, ON K0G 1T0 (just off of Country Rd. 44)


Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (tastings can be arranged at other times through reservations)

What do they offer?

Green Gables Vines takes pride in their winery and vineyards. Having a vineyard situated in a harsh climate is no easy feat but they have persevered, and the planted vines have been carefully selected to thrive in the suboptimal conditions! They have so many rich wines to available to buy and they’re dreamed up and crafted at the winery. That’s not where the excitement stops though, because you can also book an appointment to have a wine and cheese tasting! It’s the perfect date activity to enjoy with your significant other, or a unique experience to do with your friends! Either way, you’re certainly sure to find something that satisfies your tastes! Check them out to see what great wine is all about!


Country Side Antiques

country side

Address: 895 County Road 44, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0


Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

What do they offer?

The world would be boring if we were all the same, so find something that demonstrates your wonderful uniqueness at Country Side Antiques today! They have a huge selection of heirlooms, relics, treasures, and collectables and their inventory is constantly being added to! You are sure to find something that suits your needs or tastes. Not only that but owner Karen is exceedingly knowledgeable about nearly all of the items for sale, so if you’re looking for a little backstory for your new-found antique, you will certainly be in the right place! Last but certainly not least, Country Side Antiques is located inside a stately, heritage stone home surrounded by breathtaking gardens and long-standing trees – even the location does not disappoint!


Wildling Acres

wildling acres

Address: 780 County Rd 44, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0


Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM during the busy season (Mid July-September), Sunday: 12:00-4:00 PM at the Kemptville Farmer’s Market (200 Sanders Street, Kemptville, ON)

What do they offer?

If you happen to find yourself on County Rd. 44, Wildling Acres is a must stop. In 2019, after moving from Northern Alberta to Kemptville, owner Meagan and her son Jax decided to create their own flower farm to connect and give back to their new community. They are focused on sustainable production and management, and their bouquets and arrangements are nothing short of charming and elegant. They advertise that their flowers are perfectly imperfect like all the best things are, and they proudly grow unique varieties of seasonal, cut flowers, and foliage while also placing an emphasis on Ontario-native flowers to help preserve and protect the naturally occurring plant species! Contact them today to place and order or pay them a visit at the farm or the Kemptville Farmer’s Market on Sundays!


Rideau Woodland Ramble

Rideau Woodland

Address: 7210 Burritts Rapids Rd, Merrickville


Hours: Monday-Sunday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

What do they offer?

Rideau Woodland Ramble is a garden center like no other! They specialize in rare and unusual hostas and conifers and most notably, the gardens are the result of years of evolution, experimentation and discovery which makes them a completely unique experience! While the focus is certainly on the tour of the breathtaking plants and flowers, Rideau Woodland Ramble also has flowers for sale such as: broadleaf evergreens, trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, daylilies, peonies, hostas, ferns, roses, iris, water plants, and perennials. Check it out and immerse yourself in a remarkable experience and finish off your tour by stopping at their shop and buying some beautiful plants that everyone would be envious of!


Kemptville Farmer’s Market


Address: 200 Sanders St, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0


Hours: Sunday 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

What do they offer?

The Kemptville Farmer’s Market is a producers’ market! They feature local vegetables, fruit, meat, herbs, flowers, snacks, baked goods, beverages, honey and maple products, preserves, ethnic cuisine, arts & crafts, soap, candles, and so much more! Kemptville has incredibly talented and skilled artists, farmers, and creators whose work will be available for purchase. Support local, shop local. Exploring the Kemptville Farmer’s Market is an activity you can feel good about! Check them out every Sunday from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM mid-May until the end of October!


Book Market

Book Market

Address: 144 Prescott St, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0


Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Founded in 1980, Book Market has been supplying Canadians with literature for over 40 years. They held the title for largest used bookstore chain in North America, with over 18 locations at one point. They work with secondhand books - ranging from all different ages and genres -  and helping people to either find or reignite a joy for reading.


Kemptville Bowling Lanes


Address: 291 County Rd 44, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0


Hours: Friday 5:00 PM-10:30 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM-10:30 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM-3:30 PM

Kemptville Bowling Lanes is a friendly 8-Lane Five-Pin bowling alley with improved automatic scoring and computer screens with fun and entertaining animations. After you play a game of bowling, head over to the snack bar for a snack and drink or have some finger food from their menu. They also provide a wide variety of refreshments and are fully licensed.


Ferguson Forest Centre

Forest Centre

Address: 275 Country Rd 44, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0


Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Ferguson Forest Centre is located on 1100 acres of multi-use green space! Profits from the nursery are used to manage and maintain the 740-acre Ferguson Forest and it’s 22 plus kilometers of public-use recreational trails, in addition to: Anniversary Park, which offers a waterfront trail, Kinderwood children’s trail, a picnic shelter and a canoe, kayak and paddleboard launch dock on Kemptville Creek, and The Ferguson Forest Dog park, a 7.5-acre fully fenced off-leash facility with large grassed and forested areas and dedicated small dog area.

Kemptville Creek

 Kemptville Creek

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 Bishops Mills to Oxford Mills. Portages may be necessary. Bring your fishing gear and try for “the big one!”


Brigadoon Restaurant


Address: 9 Bridge St, Oxford Mills, ON K0G 1S0


Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 PM-9:00 PM

Experience fine dining in one of Ontario's finest heritage buildings. They offer lunch, dinner, Sunday roast lunch, afternoon tea and many themed evenings. A beautiful atmosphere with delicious gourmet food sure to please anyone’s palate – Brigadoon Restaurant is the place to be!

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    Municipality of North Grenville

    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
    Kemptville, ON
    K0G 1J0


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