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“Redeau Canal AMAZING” 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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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in Kingston
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Campbell River, Canada
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“Redeau Canal AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

First time to the Redeau Canal, so much to see in Ontario and so little time on a holiday, but we will be back to see more.

Visited August 2014
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Gananoque, Canada
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“Beautiful, peaceful spot to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There is so much history in our Rideau Canal system. We went twice in the last week and once by boat. The grandkids loved to watch the boats going through the locks and see the big doors opening by hand. Fabulous that we are still able to see and enjoy this treasure of a waterway. We then went with friends through several of the locks with friends . Jones Falls is one of the prettiest.

Visited August 2014
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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“Jones Falls Visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visit here each summer, only 40 minutes from Kingston. Clear waters, appropriate for swimming (no walk in/beach area though so difficult for young children), walking trails, electrical dam and working man-powered lock system. The lock system, opened my four men, is impressive to watch. Sadly, in recent years, funding has been cut and a blacksmith is no longer employed (big downfall) and blockhouse/guardhouse was closed up. Still worth a visit. Bring a picnic lunch and have some ice cream in the shop!

Visited August 2014
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Picton, Canada
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“A super little walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We would go here often for a short interesting loop walk. You can cross the locks to include a trail into the woods along the north side with of trailends near the blacksmith building and lockmaster's house. Be sure to include a look at the blockhouse up the hill, especially if there are interpreters on duty. An excellent place for a picnic or even a refreshing swim in the area between the upper and lower sets of locks.

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Off the beaten path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Worth the small detour to stop and watch the watercraft making their way thru the locks. A very beautiful setting.

Visited July 2014
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