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Upper Rideau Lake

Trail information: 

Learn more about the Amazing Places you can find on this trail 

Spy Rock


The start of this paddle route begins at the Newboro Lock, where you travel north from here.

Trip Length / Distance: 

roughly 26 km

Notes and Cautions: 

Be cautions of high winds on Upper Rideau Lake that can make paddling difficult.  It is recommended that you paddle the route in the direction that is less against the wind.

Watch out for boat traffic along the main channel of the Rideau Waterway.

For further information visit Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority for canoe route details:


This paddle routes follows the shoreline of Upper Rideau Lake, roughly 26 km long (a full day trip).  Starting at Newboro Lock, you will travel about 0.8 km through a short length of canal (which was required during the construction of the Rideau Waterway).  

This route brings you past the quaint town of Westport, which is nice stop over for provisions and exploration of the town itself.  Also nearby is Foley Mountain Conservation Area with a beautiful lookout point (spy rock lookout) of the surrounding area.

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