Nature Trails near Westport, Ontario

Welcome to Westport!

Every year thousands of people come to Westport, to explore its historical past, to photograph its natural beauty, discover its artistic community, enjoy MUSICWestport - a free music festival held the 3rd Saturday of August, or just to take a deep breath and relax. Westport is an outstanding year-round destination, the four seasons providing diverse beauty, with plenty of recreational activities for visitors of all ages. Hiking, swimming, boating and picnics are just some of the summer fun, while cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing are winter excitement.
Located below "Foley Mountain", the Village of Westport is on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, on the west end of Upper Rideau Lake. Westport is a 40 minute drive from Kingston and just 60 minutes from Ottawa.

Westport is also part of another UNESCO World Heritage Site - Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, an ecosystem for the conservation of biodiversity, with sustainable use.

The downtown core has been preserved as it was in the 19th century, making Westport a beautiful heritage destination for thousands of visitors and cottagers every year. All of the retail businesses in the Village are independently owned and operated. They offer many unique and one of a kind treasures.

Come and visit us. The Village is known for its hospitality and charm. We know you will return time and time again!

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Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Foley Mountain Conservation Area. High atop a granite ridge overlooking the historic Upper Rideau waterway and Village of Westport is Foley Mountain. Foley is famous for its dynamic, hands-on, education programs for school children and youth groups. Enjoy the scenic...

Rideau Trail – Leeds & Grenville Section

Since 1971, the Rideau Trail Association has established, maintained and encouraged low-impact, self-propelled use of the Rideau Trail, a 387 km network of interconnected hiking trails between the City of Kingston and the City of Ottawa located in the general area of...