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.
MOORE MUSEUM www.mooremuseum.ca Our 12 building historic village engages you in discovering the life and work of past generations. Your heritage journey includes a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, Victorian cottage, wooden caboose, historic church and more. Popular new features are our early 20th century general store and Lionel model train exhibit room. Self-guiding tour booklets for both adults and children and hands-on activity centres involve all ages in exploring the past. Ramp access and paved walkways make our site accessible and a picnic area invites you to linger. bike rack available and bottled water for sale. Open March & April, 9 am to 4 pm, Mon. through Fri.; May to August, 11 am to 5 pm, Fri. through Tues.; Sept. to mid-Dec., 9 am to 4 pm, Mon. through Fri. (Closed Easter weekend, Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day). 94 Moore Line in Mooretown. 519-867-2020.
Museums of Burlington: Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington’s learning environments. Both sites represent the history of Burlington in unique and exciting settings. Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm/Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Last tour leaves at 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults, $4.50, Seniors & Students $4.00, Children (5-12 yrs) $2.25 Prices include HST. Joseph Brant Museum: Built between 1937-1938 as a replica of the original home of Captain Joseph Brant, Thayendanegea, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers and an important figure in Canadian history, the Joseph Brant Museum is Burlington’s community museum. Through guided tours, changing exhibits, interactive displays, a hands-on discovery room, a new community gallery, educational programming, and special events, Joseph Brant Museum tells the stories relating to the development of the Burlington area complimented by travelling exhibitions that enrich the museum’s dialogue with the community. Ireland House Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, an English Immigrant and one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1987 the home became a museum and the historic farmstead, now resting on 4.5 acres of original farmland, with its buildings, yards, gardens, and contents is interpreted to three distinct time periods, representing the generations of Ireland family who lived in the house. Visitors enjoy tours of the house by costumed interpreters, exhibits, special events, and participatory activities in keeping with the character and history of the House and the Ireland family.
Explore the history of the famous city in a beautifully renovated and expanded building by Moriyama and Teshima Architects. There are three large gallery spaces, gift shop, theatre/multi-purpose room, and research room all fully accessible. -Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery- A gallery dedicated to the history of the War of 1812 and the impact of the War on the citizens of Niagara Falls. Visitors will explore the history that changed a nation in vivid colour; with images, artifacts, videos and hands-on experiences meant to put you in the action. -Niagara Falls Community Gallery- Visitors will be immersed in the history of the City, from geological creation of our famous landmark to the daredevils and the stories of the people who made our city. Three interactive stations in this gallery allow visitors young and old to touch Mother Nature, span the gorge and become a daredevil.
The Oshawa Museum (OM) preserves and promotes awareness and appreciation of Oshawa’s history for the education, enrichment and enjoyment of a diverse audience. As the only community museum in Oshawa we take great pride in showcasing the history of our city from the earliest First Nation occupation to the end of WWII. The OM is administered by the Oshawa Historical Society, a not for profit charitable institution, as an external agency of the City of Oshawa. Henry House was the first of the three homes to be restored by the Oshawa Historical Society and was opened as Henry House Museum in 1960. Since then the Museum has grown to include Robinson House (added in 1969) and Guy House (added in 1985). Exhibits include a restores Victorian Era home, a 19th century schoolhouse, and archaeology in Oshawa. We also feature rotating exhibits, so there is something new to look forward to with each visit! We are open year round, and tours are available: July /August Monday – Friday 9am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4pm September-June Tuesday to Friday 9am – 4pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm Closed Saturdays
Nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River approximately 40 minutes west of downtown, Pinhey’s Point features a nearly 200-year-old manor house and surrounding ruins. Scenic views, historic buildings, stone ruins and rolling green hills come together to create one of the most spectacular places in Ottawa to relax, learn, and explore. The museum is open in the summer from Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. The park is open year-round.
Niché en bordure de la rivière des Outaouais à environ 40 minutes à l’ouest du centre-ville, le Lieu historique de Pinhey’s Point abrite des ruines et un manoir de près de 200 ans. Grâce aux paysages qui l’entourent, à ses bâtiments historiques, à ses ruines de pierres et à ses collines vertes et ondoyantes, le Lieu historique de Pinhey’s Point est l’un des lieux les plus spectaculaires d’Ottawa pour se détendre, apprendre et explorer. Le musée est ouvert en été les mercredis aux dimanches de 10 h à 17 h. Le parc est ouvert à l’année longue.
Ridge House Museum has been described as “one of the finest preserved examples of a wood framed, wood sided Gothic Revival house built during the mid-to-late 1800s in the province of Ontario”. The Ridgetown Rotary Club turned the 1875 private home into a small house Museum as their Centennial project. Authentic period furnishings were, in most cases, donated by local families. The Museum is open from the first day of spring to the first day of autumn and from 1st to 23rd December. Hours 1.00pm to 5.00pm daily. Admission is by donation.
Spectacular heritage home in downtown Owen Sound. Looking for a special place to stay with your cycle group? Enjoy a few days with family or friends in a beautiful and well-equipped heritage home on a tree-lined street just steps from downtown. Enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub at the end of a cycling day.
Make use of the high-end Napoleon gas BBQ and renovated kitchen… or venture out to experience our great local restaurants and music scene. The Metro grocery store downtown – or the Saturday farmer’s market – will provide everything you need for healthy meals to carry you thru your day.
Bike storage and basic kit on-site, or wheel downtown if you need some cycling advice or bike repair or supplies. For an evening at home, relax with smart TV (no cable), and provided wifi, or break out the board games. Booked exclusively through Airbnb.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique experience. From the art on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael provides an introduction to Canada’s art, art making and artists.
The McMichael gallery is located in the village of Kleinburg, just minutes north of Toronto. Beyond the signature fieldstone gates, you will find outdoor art, four floors of gallery and program space, including the Library and Archives, and the Gallery Shop – all surrounded by 100 acres of beautiful conservation land which you can explore through a network of paths and trails.
Secure bike parking is available, as well as access to restrooms and areas to rest.
Come STEP OUT OF YOUR WORLD … escape to another time and place, amidst the sights and sounds of a fully operational 1860s village. Upper Canada Village, is an award-winning re-creation of an 1860s village in Upper Canada just before Confederation. Village. Cosstumed interpreters, a horse drawn tow scow, complete working farm, working mills, places of worship, trade shops, a village confectionary and family physician bring the community to life. Wander in wonderment, listen and learn as you compare today’s life to the ways and tools of yesterday. Upper Canada Village also features a season full of special events, summer camps and other activities. For more information www.uppercanadavillage.com. Bike racks available. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission manages award winning attractions and outdoor recreational areas along the majestic St. Lawrence River between Kingston and the Quebec border.
Come and experience our heritage! The Uxbridge Historical Centre has ten heritage buildings on a beautiful, multi-acre site with a scenic view of the Oak Ridges Moraine and the town of Uxbridge. The Centre has picnic tables with a nearby gazebo, wonderful shade trees, a gift shop, tourist information, as well as easy access to Uxbridge’s many town trails. Come for a guided tour or just to enjoy our beautiful site. We offer a warm welcome to all of our visitors!
Located a half-block from the banks of the Sydenham River, the Wallaceburg and District Museum (WDM) occupies the former Wallaceburg Hydro building at 505 King Street. The museum was founded by the Wallaceburg Historical Society and has continued under the group’s devoted operation since its official opening on June 29, 1984.
The Museum’s mission is to document, collect, preserve, and research the history of Wallaceburg and its district for the purposes of interpreting this history through education services and exhibits for our contemporary society, and passing intact its material culture to future generations.
The Museum offers tours, education programs and summer camps, frequent special events, and rental opportunities. It also features a multitude of artifacts displayed across numerous exhibits, chronicling Wallaceburg’s history from the arrival of Lord Selkirk’s Baldoon settlers in 1804 to the town’s recent past and the community’s rich industrial heritage. Highlights include our Sports Hall of Fame, the Baldoon Mystery Room, the Lee-Enfield rifle showcase, and an impressive collection of hand-blown glass artifacts, including folk art “whimsies”, on display in our Glass Gallery.
Watson`s Mill is a unique 1860`s working grist and flour mill, located in the heart of the Village of Manotick, on the shores of the Rideau River, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. The Mill is a designated heritage building because of its architectural qualities and cultural significance, and operates as a community museum and living heritage site. It is part of the Historic Dickinson Square, which includes Dickinson House (the home of the Mill owners), the Carriage Shed (visitor services and public restrooms), the park-like grounds, a pioneer garden, Veteran`s Way and the Manotick Cenotaph. It is also home to the Manotick Farmers` Market, Used Book Store, and dozens of activities, events and community festivals. Interpreters in 1860`s attire greet visitors to the Mill, lead tours and may challenge them to a game of croquet! See the Mill in operation and how flour is made. Fresh stone-milled whole-wheat flour is available for purchase on-site. Feed freshly cracked corn to the friendly ducks on the shoreline. Visit the home of the mill owners. Bring a pic nic and enjoy a peaceful afternoon in a beautiful setting. Watson`s Mill is open daily from 10am to 5pm, May 16th to November 1st, 2015; open Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, November 7th to December 6th, 2015. Admission is by donation. For more information, visit www.WatsonsMill.com or www.facebook.com/watsonsmillmanotick See you soon in Historic Dickinson Square!
The Museum was created in 1968 by the Willoughby Historical Society as an expression of pride felt by the community. The Museum, located in the former School Section #2 – Willoughby building, is now run by the City of Niagara Falls. The former Township of Willoughby and Village of Chippawa are both interpreted by the Museum as well as an extensive collection reflecting rural life in Niagara Falls and the Battle of Chippawa. Stop in over the summer months and check out annual events such as Country Fair and Philosopher’s Cafe.
The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of rural education, the heritage of the surrounding community, and the memory of poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald. Step into a classroom of 1925… when the Union Jack waved over the schoolhouse… classes started with “God Save the King”… and penmanship was practiced using straight pens and black ink. Lyric poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald (1880 – 1967) was born in nearby Cheapside and published works, including “Out of the Wilderness”, and a “Flagon of Beauty.”