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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!


New Year's Eve Winemaker's dinner

2015 came to an end with a wonderful celebration of food and wine with another Winemaker's Dinner at Elmhirst's Resort.  We had a wonderful evening with Kevin Panagapka of 2027.READ MORE...

Kiteboarding Weekend 2016

The 9th Annual Snow Kite Weekend is in the history book, and despite a slow start to the winter, we had perfect conditions on Rice Lake. The ice was thick.READ MORE...

Feast ON Fridays

The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance is a group who are devoted to bringing the food and tourism industries together. By bringing food producers, dining, tourism and hospitality sectors together, the.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.