Over 80 lakes all full of fish! View individual maps for lakes with public access points.
Lanark County is fishing heaven! Hundreds of lakes and waterways are open to sport fishing, where you will find a wide range of species. Whether you’re an old pro or wanting to try fishing on for size, Family Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity to experience this fantastic pastime, with dates set aside in winter and summer to try fishing licence-free in Ontario. Check http://www.familyfishingweekend.com for info.
Information & Licenses
Ministry of Natural Resources 1-800-667-1940
Bennett’s Bait N’ Tackle 613-283-0683
Norris’s Bait & Tackle & Boat Rental 613-273-6462
Donaldson’s Shell/Heritage Convenience 613-267-3914
Bait Casters 1-866-253-4868
Pathfinder Maps 613- 257-1137
Hillside Bait Farm 613-623-3776
Canadian Tire Stores carry worms, tackle, rods and licenses.
Bayview Lodge 613-623-2753
Cedar Cove Resort 613-623-3133
Pickerel Bay 613-623-3344
Boating & Motorsports
Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Lanark County by water! With two major watersheds coursing through Lanark County, you can find the wet stuff everywhere. Hundreds of lakes and rivers pepper the area, and many of them offer public boat launch access so that you can enjoy the water by boat and other watercraft. The Rideau Waterway and Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, makes its way through the southern portion of the county and provides a playground of more than 200 kilometres for boating. On the Rideau and on several other lakes and rivers within the county you will find plenty of places to moor and enjoy some land-lubbing activities, too. In fact, if you prefer to tour on wheels, take advantage of the scenic country roads off the main highways and enjoy the sights. Several driving tours of various regions of the county are available. If you’re looking to get down and dirty, you can even do some dirt biking here, too!
Carsons Inc. 613-267-3443
Outdoor Adventure Rentals 613-267-6371
Carleton Place Marine 613-257-1772
John’s Marina 613-253-2628
Black’s Corner’s Motorsport 613-253-2115
Cameron’s Harley Davidson 613-267-3873
Woody’s Cycles (Motocross/Dirt Biking) 1-800-991-2453
Whether you prefer to swim in a pool or enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of venues from which to choose in Lanark County. Some of the area’s public pools and beaches are listed below. Private campgrounds and resorts may also offer swimming facilities.
Provincial Parks Murphys Point 613-267-5060; Silver Lake, 613-268-2000
Drummond/North Elmsley Township: Rideau Ferry Yacht Club 1-800-267-3504
Lanark Highlands: Clyde River Waterfront Park, Centennial Park, South Lavant Community Park, Robs Lake Beach, Flower Lake Beach * 613-259-2398 *
Tay Valley Township: Glen Tay and Noonan Side Road beaches * 613-267-5353 *
Beckwith Township: Duff’s Woods Beach (unsupervised) * 613-257-1539 *
Carleton Place: Riverside and Centennial beaches, Carleton Place Aquatic Centre * 613-257-6200 *
Mississippi Mills: Almonte and Pakenham beaches * 1-888-779-8666 *
Smiths Falls: Murphy Park beach * 613-284-4124
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