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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!



     Crispy Duck with vegetable ravioli on garden squash …….now featured on The Hearthside Dining Room menu.   Chef Mitchell and his Kitchen Team are working on the snow season. READ MORE...

New in The 'Hood

             Lang Pioneer Village is offering Historic Walks of Lang on midweek evenings this fall….great experience.  Lanterns, Interpretative Guides and fun knowledge from the settlers point. READ MORE...

Falling for Food

          Chef Dorset Mitchell and his Sunday brigade take a moment before a busy Thanksgiving Brunch to ensure the carving station with roast beef and turkey, seafood and. 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.