Rideau River Provincial Park

Yesterday, I drove by the closed gate of this Provincial Park and vowed to stop the next time I passed by.

On my way back home, I decided to stop. The address is: 2680 Donnelly Drive, in Kemptville, ON.

Once I snuck through the gate on foot, I headed for the water.

It was a +16C day, but there was still ice to avoid on the pavement and trails.

The grass around the picnic area was very soggy. But the view was worth it!

I found the Shoreline Trail which curves its way along the bank of the river. It leaves the park boundary and continues on to a boat ramp, playground and beyond.

I’m sure this park is very busy in the Summer months. It was nice to see it in the off season.

You can see the park on the Ontario Parks website here: https://www.ontarioparks.ca/park/rideauriver