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For generations, people have been drawn to The Opinicon as a place for fishing and boating, for exploring the region’s historic sites and recreational trails, and for taking in the area’s natural beauty.

Located in the tiny village of Chaffey’s Lock, The Opinicon is right next to the 202 kilometre-long Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site linking Kingston and Ottawa. Watch the lock in action all season long from the historic lock station that’s just a short walk away. In the summer months, visit the Lockmaster’s House Museum and the historic Chaffey’s Lock Cemetery, among other sites.

A beloved fishing spot, The Opinicon has outboard motor boats available for hire by guests, as well as a curated list of the area’s best fishing guides. Our overnight guests also have unlimited daytime access to kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards (SUPs).

Visitors may enjoy shopping at Kilborn's on the Rideau in historic Newboro, 15 minutes drive from the Opinicon, sightseeing in the beautiful village of Westport, just 20 minutes away, or a tour of the 1000 Islands at Gananoque, just a 35 minute drive from the Opinicon.

The Opinicon is also in close proximity to the Cataraqui Trail, a year-round mixed-use decommissioned rail trail ideal for hiking, cycling and snowmobiling that runs approximately 103 kilometres from Smiths Falls to Strathcona, near Napanee.

Or… you may just choose to let your day unfold quietly with a book in one of our iconic Muskoka chairs.

Let us help you plan the perfect getaway. Please contact us by email or give us a call at 613-359-5233 to get started.