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Rideau Canal - Jones Falls Defensible Lockmasters House

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Address: Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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The Rideau Canal with its locks and boats is a great place to visit and have a picnic in summer. Swimming is also great at Jones Falls!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rideau Canal with its locks and boats is a great place to visit and have a picnic in summer. Swimming is also great at Jones Falls!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have come up through the locks at Jones Falls many times with family and love to dock overnight above the locks. It is a fantastic location with beautiful sunsets. Walking down to the Lockmaster's House, watching other boats come up through the locks and going for ice cream at the general store, make this a special overnight stay, especially... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

One of the most beautiful places on the rideau canal, watch the boats lock thru on a summer day. Take your own picnic and enjoy under the big maple trees or have lunch or dinner at The historical Hotel Kenney overlooking the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This system of locks is well worth taking a look at. Depending on how much time you have you can dart out from kingston to visit a few of them. It really is worthwhile and you won't be disappointed to see these engineering marvels at work. At Jones falls is a road bridge that swings around to allow the boats... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a lovely spot. Beautiful maintained area around the locks. The locks are operated by park rangers and it is great to watch the boats passing through. There are no refreshments so best to take a picnic as its a good spot to relax

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Love the old damn and the historical significance of such. Also found it fascinating to see the wooden sluice the the hydro station. Something about seeing such large pipes and then knowing they are made of wood and still going strong for over 70 years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Just a short distance from Hwy 15 north of Kingston. Great spot for photos and a small learning centre with video to explain the construction of the Rideau canal system. Worth the trip....and free.

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Angus, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We spent seven days touring the Rideau from Portland to Westport to Jones Falls, Seeleys Bay, Upper Brewers and back again. Great experience. Beautiful scenery and many historical sites. Met many great, friendly people willing to help out in any way they could. Looking forward to doing it all over again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice trip go to a Lake Rideu and Lake Ontario, you discovered the many little city around the lake's

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Jones Falls is one of my favourite places to spend time in the world. Out of the way of any vehicle traffic in an idyllic setting in the woods with the canal locks in the centre, forested lands all around and beautiful lakes at either end, it is truly a jewel of a getaway for a day or more with... More 

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