The Weather in Lanark County
The other specialty market is the boating market centered in the southern portion of the County. Although boaters tend to remain overnight on their boat, the combination of resort/marina has become increasingly popular for two reasons. Leisure boaters such as those travelling the Rideau Lakes and Canal like to have a destination where they can not only service their boats but get off and shop, sightsee and during inclement weather, stay overnight. Alternatively, on-shore travellers are drawn to marinas and waterfront resorts as they offer an opportunity to watch the boats and experience the unique ambience of a waterfront setting. Several municipalities across Ontario are undertaking waterfront studies to identify ways of enhancing their tourism and economic development potential through the development of resort/marina complexes.