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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!


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...

Fall for Colour

     Autumn is the perfect time to getaway…..our Couch Potato Package offers a great midweek rate, it's less croweded and the beauty of nature is yours to explore.  Join us. READ MORE...

Dinner and Jazz

David Restivo, formerly of Boss Brass, is a renowned pianist and jazz performer.  Join us for dinner and jazz with David and friends on Saturday November 08 at 6 pm.. 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.