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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!


What is Tui Na massage?

TuiNa massage, pronounced 'too-way-nah' is an ancient form of therapeutic massage from China dating back to 2700 BC, and is still used widely in China and around the world. The technique. READ MORE...

March - Lamb or Lion?

        March was quite a month for snowmobilers, families and maple syrup.....Bob and Mack, our new Clydesdale team arrived just in time for sleigh rides.  If you missed March at. READ MORE...

Fleming College Chef Series Featuring Elmhirst's Resort

The Fleming College Culinary program's Chef Series features Chefs in the Peterborough and Kawarthas region and allows the Fleming Culinary students to work along side these Chefs to create featured. 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.