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Rideau Heritage Route
* AHOY Rentals.        Tel: (613) 549 - 4277
23 Ontario St., Kingston, ON, K7L 2Y2
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Located on the waterfront in Kingston, we have a fleet of Recreational Kayaks, Touring Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddleboards. Boats can be launched right from the dock at our business or be taken off site to paddle the Rideau Canal Heritage Route
* Bellevue House National Historic Site        Tel: (613) 545 - 8666
35 Centre St., Kingston, ON, K7L 4E5
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Bellevue House was once the home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Staffed by costumed interpreters, the house & gardens are kept much as they would have been at the time that Macdonald lived here with his wife and infant son.
* Foley Mountain Conservation Area        Tel: (613) 692 - 3571
105 Perth Rd. N., Westport, ON, K0G 1X0
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Five hiking trails wind through 800 acres of forests and fields in this protected area which also offers a remarkable view from Spy Rock looking over the picturesque village of Westport.
* Heritage Mica Days at Murphys Point Provincial Park        Tel: (613) 267 - 5340
2243 Elm Grove Rd., Perth, ON, K7H 3C7
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Heritage Mica Days at Murphy's Point Provincial Park. Celebrate the history of the mica miners from 1908! Join us underground in the Silver Queen Mine, take to the mine trail in the dark for a Spirit Walk.
* Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area        Tel: (613) 546 - 4228
Glenburnie, ON, K0H 1S0
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Take advantage of many opportunities for nature appreciation, education and recreation at this 394 hectare site throughout the seasons. There are areas of marsh, field and forest habitat and excellent outdoor recreation facilities.
* Merrickville & District Historical Society Walking Tour       
Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0
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Purchase a walking tour booklet at the Blockhouse Museum or from downtown merchants and search out 21 of the village's outstanding 19th- century heritage homes and public buildings.
* Rideau Tours        Tel: (613) 583 - 4783
1671 Chaffey's Lock Rd., Elgin, ON, K0G 1E0
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World Heritage Experiences on the Rideau Canal at Chaffey's Lock. Cruise, Pedal, Paddle and Picnic with Rideau Tours!
* Rideau Trail Association & Clubs        Tel: (613) 545 - 0823
PO Box 15, Kingston, ON, K7L 4V6
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Consists of three local clubs: Kingston, Central (based in Perth) and Ottawa. Members perform essential trail maintenance and plan local hikes & activities. For more details and local club contact information, visit www.rideautrail.org.
* Sensational Museums of Smiths Falls        Tel: (613) 283 - 8560
34 Beckwith Street St. S., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2A8
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The Rideau Canal Museum, the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, and the Heritage House Museum are the Sensational Museums of Smiths Falls!
* Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario Tel: (613) 283 - 5696
90 William St., Smiths Falls, ON
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Built in 1914 for the Canadian Northern Railway Co., this National Historic Site has been restored to its original Edwardian splendour. Ride the rails on an antique track inspection vehicle, climb into a caboose, visit our Children's Area and more!
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