Kemptville is a small community located in southern Ontario, Canada. It’s a place that will give you all the experiences of a great old town. It has a way of making you feel at home. Trust us, it’s why we launched a Spa & Salon here. So if you’re looking for things to do in Kemptville, you’ve come to the right place!
If you’re planning to tour this magical town, there’re many activities that await you. From historical sites to all the cultural attractions and bakeries, traditional bookstores, the list is virtually endless. There are just so many places to see and things to do while on your vacation!
If you’re a local, guess what? You can enjoy the activities listed below for a weekend or a holiday with your family. You see, most people can live in an area but due to their busy schedules, they may have no idea of what they can do in their neighborhood.
Below is a list of some of the most interesting activities you can do in Kemptville. Just remember to always plan early so that you don’t miss a thing.
1. Mountain Orchards
This is a fun place for the whole family. You’ll get to pick fresh apples right from the trees, enjoy some apple cider, some delicious donuts and breathtaking walks. Not to mention there’s a big playground for everyone to picnic and just relax. This is exactly what vacation is all about.
There are horses, corn mazes for the kids to get lost in and off course, lots of fun times for the grownups too. Just be sure to get there early, as it tends to get crowded because it’s so much fun. Check it out here.
2. The eQuinelle Golf Club
This Golf club has grounds upon grounds of nothing but beautiful and lush green.
It’s a public golf course but it’s clean and well maintained. It’s perfectly flat and allows you to walk the grounds as you enjoy the weather or use the carts to explore while you play some golf.
The fairways are also immaculate and it would be a great place for you to learn how to golf or if you’re already a pro-golfer, take your family there and teach them how to play.
Afterward, enjoy a meal at the grill restaurant, whose menu has had some excellent reviews from customers.
3. Canoeing & Kayaking
Ever experienced the thrill that’s Canoes and kayaks?
At Drifters Outdoors, you can rent a canoe or kayak with your friends or family, and get to relax on the waters. It’s so serene that you’ll definitely feel your troubles drifting away as you enjoy the quiet waters. There are no interruptions in this beautiful place.
You’ll see some wildlife such as turtles, otters, herons and beavers. For a family looking for a weekend off the hustle and bustle of city life, you can never go wrong with this place.
The hosts are super friendly and even if you’re not used to it, you get to have a guide! Most people say that an hour or so in the still waters can be very therapeutic and relaxing. Give it a try.
4. The Workshop Dance Studio
Are you tired of your normal and boring gym?
The workshop Dance Studio is dedicated to helping people exercise through dancing. We all love to dance and wish we could be better dancers. Here, you can learn Hip Hop dancing, Ballroom dancing, Burlesque, Afro-Cuban dancing, etc.
There’s also aerobics, yoga, Pilates, drum-fit and so on. This place brings in professional instructors that will ensure you’re doing the right thing and at the same time shedding off some pounds.
This may be a perfect activity to do with your friends on a weekend. And by the time you get back to your normal life, you’re energized and happy.
5. Blue Gypsy Wines
Mmmmh…. Wine, who doesn’t love it? Imagine a place you can go to sample some delicious wine and have some fun at the same time. Wait… just hold that thought for a moment.
This place is just 40 minutes from Ottawa but close enough to Kemptville that you can visit. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy wine made from grapes and other fruits. This winery makes some really good and delicious wines from cranberries, blueberries, ginger etc. Doesn’t that just sound interesting?
The best part is the proprietor, who’s extremely charismatic and interesting. He’s simply delightful and has created a beautiful atmosphere that’s friendly and filled with great jazz music. You simply must experience this place.
6. Have a Spa Day Retreat
Ok, we don’t like tooting our own horn so we thought you should see what some of our customers had to say.
“Sherry-Lynn and her team were amazing. They did my and my bridal parties and Mother of the bride and groom. A fantastic atmosphere, they even had mimosas and fruit for us. Everyone looked great and the staff are professional, friendly, and great to work with. Beautiful space as well. Would recommend this spa to anyone!” – Liz Wardhaugh
“I am from Alberta but I found this fabulous salon and spa on the web while looking for a place for my best friend to have a day of beauty for her 50th Bday. I called in and spoke to the owner Sherri Lynn (sorry if I spelt it wrong). She was fabulous, together we worked out a plan for a whole day of different treatments and services. She even helped me arrange flower delivery and a lunch for my friend. My friend went and had her surprise day of beauty and they treated her like gold. She was over the moon happy with how everything was handled and the results of her hair appt, nails, pedicure, massage and makeup. Thank you so much to the Owner and staff you did an amazing job for my friend.” – Tracey Dumonceau