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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!


Victoria Day Weekend

You do not want to miss this May Long Weekend at Elmhirst's Resort.  New programs will take you outdoors with an Experience Concierge - campfires and events for the whole. READ MORE...

Hoppy Easter

  Families find our Easter Brunch a welcome treat after the annual Easter Egg Hunt around the house.  When I was a child we always had a new spring outfit. READ MORE...

Maple Syrup - Spring Ritual

                  Tapping trees for maple sap is a much anticipated spring event….drilling and setting up your buckets, collecting the sap, delivering the sap to Grandpa Peter for. 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.