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Imagine yourself sightseeing over the Kawarthas, flying into a remote lake, riding a horse through the woods, teeing off overlooking the water, catching the wind on your kiteboard, driving your own machine on a guided Safari, waterskiing for the first time, kayaking around the island or landing your trophy fish......adventure lives here!


May Flowers

We have had some gorgeous sunshine this month and although we have had some chilly temperatures, we have also had some warm days that feel almost like summer. The vibrant green.READ MORE...

Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally

The Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally returns for another year to Elmhirst’s Resort in 2015 Elmhirst’s Resort will be the home base again this year for the Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally, aka EOAR,.READ MORE...

April is a time of activity at Elmhirst's Resort

Spring Thaw, New Growth, Flying, Luncheons and more - April is a time of activity at the Resort. April has been a busy month, and we are only half way through..READ MORE...


Free Spirit Kiteboarding

Formerly an extreme sport, kiteboarding is now available to everyone, right here on Rice Lake! Try it once, and you’ll be back for more!

Join the Fun!

Building on the success of the annual Kiteboarding Weekend in January, (join us for next year’s weekend, January 24-26, 2014) the school has opened to share the experience and exhilaration of kiting with those who want to try a new sport (on land water and ice). Free Spirit Kiteboarding School is affiliated with both iko and pasa, associations governing safety and standards for the sport.




Stephen Elmhirst, an avid kiter, is now sharing his passion with others – instructing and introducing beginners to the basics of kiting. Email Steve.

Kites and equipment are available from Ocean Rodeo and are available for purchase on site
Lessons are priced at $80 per hour (HST additional)

Accommodation, meals and Spa services available on site.