Merrickville Wolford is an Ontario By Bike certified bicycle friendly business area.
Dubbed ‘the Jewel of the Rideau’, Merrickville has become a favourite weekend getaway spot on the gorgeous Kingston-Ottawa Rideau Heritage Route. Located near the mid-point of the Rideau Canal system, Merrickville evokes fond memories of times gone by. You won’t find any parking meters or traffic lights here but you might find the Town Crier and very friendly villagers. The Rideau Canal, a monumental early 19th-century construction covering 202 km of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers from Ottawa south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario, was built primarily for strategic military purposes at a time when Great Britain and the United States vied for control of the region. Merrickville is a scenic daytrip destination offering quaint shops, eateries and areas to picnic and enjoy the historic buildings and Rideau Canal.