Explore Westport ONTARIO

Westport Ontario is one of the most beautiful towns in Ontario. This heart warming village has kept its charm and quaint feel for the past 50 years! There is so much to do as well as natural beauty. The fishing is great. Westport is surrounded by lakes and is linked to the Rideau Canal so your options for fishing, boating and water sports are limitless.

If you enjoy shopping, Westport has always been known as a shopping destination. The downtown area of Westport is filled with unique shops and fun boutiques. There are several great restaurants in Westport that have delicious menus. Westport constantly has festivals and events taking place so any time you visit you are sure to be entertained.

Westport is a landmark between Kingston and Ottawa, so it's the perfect escape. With several accommodations and bed and breakfasts, you can make Westport a weekend vacation or enjoy an expended stay. There are several Cottage rentals as well.

Of course while you are in Westport you must go up to Foley Mountain and catch the famous view from Spy Rock. There are also several trails and sights to see at the Foley Mountain Conservation Area.

Some common attractions are the Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport Music Festival, Antique Show, Fall Studio Tours, Blues on the Rideau, July 1st Celebration and the Westport Heritage Festival.

There are so many local artisans and you can view a lot of their work at the local Art Gallery - Artemisia. We could go on and on about how wonderful Westport Ontario is, but you will have to come visit it yourself!

Westport - Summer


Things to do In Westport

Parks

Shillington Park

Shillington Park Westport Ontario
Shillington Park is located just outside the village of Westport and offers easy walking trails through the wooded area that surrounds the softball diamond, community hall with canteen, 2 shuffle boards, 2 tennis courts, playground, gardens and sheltered picnic areas.

Shillington Park is located behind the North Crosby Community Centre right off of Perth Road (which leads to Kingston).

Westport Park
There is a park in the heart of Westport Ontario right off of Concession Street behind the Westport Community Centre. There you will find a basket ball court, baseball diamond, shuffle board, and a slide.

Art Classes

Artemisia Westport
Artemisia
Located at 7 Spring Street, Westport, ON K0G 1X0.
Artemisia is a great shop and a wonderful place to take art classes and offers visitors and residents many things to do. You can also often meet the artists whose work is on display.

Beach

Westport Ontario Beach
Westport Lions Club Beach
Located on Mountain Rd. just outside of Westport.
The beach is something fun to do for the whole family. There is a nice gazebo to sit at as well as occasional activities at the beach house. The Lions Club Beach is home to the yearly Canada Day Celebration. The beach is located at the edge of Sand Lake. A rather calm lake with cottages and homes on the left side and beautiful foliage on the right.

Bingo

Westport Community Centre
Westport Lions Club Bingo
Located at 37 Spring Street, Westport, ON K0G 1X0 (Westport Community Centre).
Every summer during the month of July & August on Wednesday evenings, doors open at 6pm and bingo starts at 7:30pm. Up to $2000 in prizes given away every week. Bingo is a great thing to do in Westport.

Farmers’ Market

Westport Farmer's Market
Westport Farmers’ Market
Located at 43 Bedford Street, Westport, ON K0G 1X0 (in front of Soho’s).
With a wealth of local producers and artisans to draw from, the Westport Farmers’ Market is a great thing to do in Westport. The Farmers’ Market offers the local community and many seasonal visitors fresh local food, quality handmade products, and friendly service. The 2011 season is offering Free Yoga classes every Saturday from 10-11am.

Foley Mountain

Foley Mountain

105 Perth Road, Westport, ON
Foley Mountain Conservation Area is located high atop a granite ridge overlooking the Upper Rideau lake and picturesque village of Westport, 50 km south of Perth. It is owned and operated by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.

The Conservation Area consists of 325 hectares (800 acres) of mixed forests, ponds, and fields. The five hiking trails, group camp area, scenic Spy Rock lookout, and picnic areas set the stage for a quality outdoor education experience.

Westport Community Centre

Westport Community Centre
The Westport Community Centre is located at 37 Spring Street, Westport, Ontario. Seasonal rink is open from early September to late March. Equiped with canteen and heated spectator seating. Home of the Westport Rideau Jr. B Team, Westport Area Skating Club and North Leeds Minor Hockey – Stars!

Public Skating
Public skating is available on Sundays from 1:00 – 2:20 pm and Tuesday & Friday from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Admission is $2.00. Get your skates on and enjoy family fun on the ice skating rink.

Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey Games “Westport Rideaus”
Generally most Friday evenings during hockey season you can watch the Jr. B Hockey Team play at the Westport Community Centre starting at 8pm.