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.
The Municipal Office for the Township of North Frontenac. Open Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM for visitor information. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Waterloo Central Railway runs a Historic Train connecting Waterloo and Elmira, travelling through the Mennonite countryside of Waterloo Region. They run their Farmer’s Market Trains 3 times a day at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm on Thursdays & Saturdays from April to October. They provide stops on Northfield Drive in Waterloo, at the Farmer’s Market, in the Village of St. Jacobs, and in the Town of Elmira. There are many hop on hop off options to experience including Rail N Ale, Train & High Tea, Train & Kitchen Kuttings Tastings, and many more! They also run THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides & Santa Trains in November & December! Experience history brought to life with a memorable ride at Waterloo Central Railway!