Recreational Activities surrounding  Drummond/North Elmsley


Picture of Lanark County Community Centre - front entrance
Lanark & District Community Centre
67 Princess Street
Tel.: 613-259-3345


Picture of Perth Community CentrePerth & District Community Centre
2 Beckwith Street
Tel.: 613-267-2455


Picture of Smiths Falls Community CentreSmiths Falls Memorial Community Centre
71 Cornelia Street                            Smiths Falls, ON 
K7A 1T7
(613) 283-4124


Picture of Perth Pool BuildingPerth & District Indoor Swimming Pool

Located at 3 Sunset Boulevard,  the Indoor Pool offers a variety of programs, including swimming lessons, aquafit classes, therapeutic classes, public, family, senior and adult swim times, Masters Swim Club and Scuba lessons. 

The Pool is the home of the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club and 2008 Olympic contender Mike Brown. There is a multi-purpose room, as well as sauna and pool time for rent. The Annual Indoor Pool Triathlon is held the first Sunday every June.


Picture of Conlon FarmConlon Farm

Situated in the southeast corner of Perth, Conlon Farm boasts 50 acres of outdoor fun. Soccer fields, ball diamonds, basketball courts, beach volleyball court, tennis courts, huge playground, skateboard park, skating rink, toboggan hill and cross-country skiing. Snack Bar and washrooms (open May to October), lots of parking, picnic tables and walking paths make Conlon Farm a great place to spend your time while in Perth.

Admission: Free!
Located in the Town of Perth. Completely open terrain for cross-country skiing – no designated trails. Toboggan hill and outdoor rink.

For information call Parks and Recreation Department 267-3311.


Picture of Beveridge LocksBeveridges Locks

Forming part of the Rideau Canal National Historic 
Site, these locks serve to connect the Town of Perth, through the Tay River, to the Rideau System. The original Tay Canal was built along the length of the Tay ending with a series of locks near Port Elmsley.


Picture of 2 Trumpeter SwansMississippi Lake Bird Sanctuary

Located southwest of Innisville off Drummond Concession 10B, this National Wildlife Area is a haven for migrating waterfowl in the fall. Representing one of the largest natural areas left on Mississippi Lake, the Sanctuary centres around the wetlands of McEwan Bay


Picture of BirdPerth Wildlife Reserve

Huge Canada Goose migration area with observation tower. The scenic Nature Trail wanders through the reserve with a lookout tower viewing over the Tay Marsh towards the Rideau Canal System. Hundreds of plant species and wild flowers, songbirds, ducks, deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, reptiles and amphibians can be spotted from time to time. Cost is $5.00 per vehicle, donation box at site.


Lakeview picture from Murphy's PointMurphy Point Provincial Park

Wildlife, camping, hiking, boating/canoeing, fishing, swimming, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and nature trails. Washrooms, change houses and picnic areas. Situated on the Rideau, admission is at the Ontario Provincial Park rate. During the summer months the Park Store is open.


Scenic Picture of Sharbot LakeSharbot Lake Provincial Park

Located  on the Trans Canada Highway (hwy #7). Camping, scenic nature trails, playground for the kids, sandy beaches, two lakes to choose from, fishing, boating and canoeing. Shower and washroom facilities. Canoe, boat and paddle boat rentals are available. 


View from Foley Mountain WestportFoley Mountain Conservation Area

Huge rock outcrop rising hundreds of feet above the town of Westport. Scenic view is second-to-none in Ontario. Nature trails, beaver pond, wildlife and plants galore. Picnic tables, parking and restrooms. Admission is $5.00 per vehicle; donation box at site.



Public Water Access: Location   Canoe   Kayak   Motorized
Ferguson's Falls Canoe Launch    


Yacht Club Road     X   X   X
10th Concession     X   X    
Elizabeth St, Rideau Ferry     X   X   X
Public Beaches:

Rideau Ferry Yacht Club

Sandy beach on the Rideau with roped-off swimming area, barbecue pits, picnic tables, change houses and restrooms.
Admission is $5.00 per vehicle
Fee collection box at site.

Rideau Ferry