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“Step or Boat Back into History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rideau Canal - Jones Falls Defensible Lockmasters House

Rideau Canal - Jones Falls Defensible Lockmasters House
Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Kingston)
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Grimsby, Canada
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“Step or Boat Back into History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Yesterday we took friends on a day trip to Jones Falls. We saw many boats going through the three leveled locks. Interpretive guides showed us the Blaksmith's shop and the Lockmaster's house. The marked walking tour guide led us to the Stone Arch Dam, an amazing structure since it was built in the 1800's and still in use today. Voyageur canoe trips are offered from the lock station and we hope to return to do either a one or three hour trip. We had a good "fixed price" lunch at the Hotel Kenney. It brought back many memories of days gone by!

Visited August 2012
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Well Worth the Visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

It was an interesting and informative experience. Be sure to explore the entire site including the huge dam and the operating blacksmith's forge.

The entire Rideau System is a beautifully preserved monument to Col. By, his engineers and the workers who built it.

Visited October 2011
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Kingston, Canada
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“Jones falls lock”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The largest lock on the rideau system. Quite a feat. Run as a provincal historic site including the lockmaster's house.

Visited March 2012
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Kingston, Ontario
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“My favorite place in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

okay, maybe I'm biased since I live in the area. But I absolutely love Jones Falls. This is an amazing spot for running, hiking, photography, or just having a picnic. I usually go for a jog here at least once a week and my kids know as much about this spot as I do. This is one of our favorite places to go and relax as a family. So much history, so much life, and so much to see!

Visited July 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Must-see, just off the beaten track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Quaint and beautiful out-of-the-way spot just off Highway 15.

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