See & Do

Daffodil Acres is located right next to the 202-kilometre-long Rideau Canal, a UNESCO world heritage Site linking Kingston to Ottawa, and in a beautiful region blessed with an abundance of attractions that will enliven your visit, no matter what time of year. Come find out all that awaits you here during your stay!


  • Enjoy the country fresh air and soak in the area’s natural beauty as you walk, run, hike, cycle, snowshoe, or cross-country ski on one of the many trails in the area:
    Foley Mountain Conservation Area
    Rideau Trail
    Cataraqui Trail
    – Frontenac, Charleston Lake, and Murphy’s Point Provincial Parks
    – or embark on a self-guided walking tour to explore the heritage and architecture of several of Rideau Lakes’ villages (Newboro, Portland, Chaffey’s Lock, Elgin).
  • Explore Newboro Lake and adjoining lakes on a cruise with Rideau Tours or by yourself on a canoe, kayak, or paddle board (available for rent at Rideau Tours).
  • Explore Newboro Lake and adjoining lakes or discover the pleasure of fishing by yourself or with a local guide – many boat rental options to choose from:
    Daffodil Acres
    – Norris’s Bait/Tackle & Hunting Center (Westport)
    Bayview Yacht Harbour Ltd and Len’s Cove Marina (Portland)
    Brown’s Marina (Chaffey’s Lock)
  • Soak up some sun and swim at local beaches, located only 10 minutes away by car:
    – Westport Sand Lake Beach (Lion’s Hall, 52 County Road 36)
    – Murphy’s Point Provincial Park
    – Otter Lake (Sandy Beach)
    – Silver Lake Provincial Park
  • Visit nearby locks and lockmaster houses along the scenic Rideau Canal Waterway.
  • Golf on scenic golf courses:
    Rideau Lakes Golf and Country Club* in Westport (5 km)
    Evergreen Golf Course* in Westport (16 km)
    – Lyndway Hills Golf Club (24 km)
    – Lombard Glen Golf Club (32 km)
    Mapleview Golf and Country Club* in Perth (33 km)
    Blue Heron Golf Club* (40 km)
    Cedar Valley Golf and Country Club* (45 km)
    (golf courses marked with a * are particularly well rated.)
  • Shop for hours at the famous Kilborn’s on the Rideau department store, only 300 meters away.
  • Shop in the beautiful village of Westport.
  • Take a cooking class with local chefs at Furnace Falls Farm in Lyndhurst.
  • Enjoy breathtaking scenic views while motorcycling or driving on beautiful backroads winding around numerous lakes in the Rideau Lakes region.
  • Attend festivals, such as the Cycling Tour (in June), Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tours (last weekend of June), Runs (August and September), and Music concerts (throughout summer).
  • Tour the 1000 Islands at Gananoque and the City of Kingston, just a 45-minute drive from Daffodil Acres.




Chaffey’s Lock


  • Furnace Falls Farm (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly dinners – reservation well in advance is highly recommended)


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