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Jones Falls

Jones Falls Rd | Frontenac Arch Biosphere, Elgin, Rideau Lakes, Ontario K0G 1E0, Canada
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Absolutely fascinating Lochs

Great place to visit, lovely views of the lakes. Many cruiser boats and families swimming enjoying... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glenys F
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Great opportunity to see working locks

Jones Falls is a charming spot with a lovely, historic hotel and a good working system of locks. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
joan072015
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Guelph, Canada
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“rideau canal” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jones Falls Rd | Frontenac Arch Biosphere, Elgin, Rideau Lakes, Ontario K0G 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, lovely views of the lakes. Many cruiser boats and families swimming enjoying the lake. Absolutely fascinating watching the lochs opening and closing for the cruiser boat traffic

Thank Glenys F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jones Falls is a charming spot with a lovely, historic hotel and a good working system of locks. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the boats rise and lower and move from one lock area to another. There's a nice, short walk around the entire area of...More

Thank joan072015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent quite a few hours there watching three boats coming all way down multiple locks, and one boat going up the locks. The scenery was beautiful. The staff were very friendly and answered our questions patiently. We could go up to the top of...More

Thank Ping N
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is a precious part of Canadian history with clear description of functioning lock system, excellent parks Canada guides and reasonable walks/hikes that can be done. Picnic tables and functioning blacksmith works. Excellent adventure for young and old. Do it!

1  Thank CMT-JWT
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

My wife and I own a cottage near Westport. ON. We frequently have friends and family from the U.S. visit us during the summer. If they have not seen Jones Falls before (and often if they have) we plan a ½ day visit with them...More

3  Thank BurtSue H
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a beautiful historic site on the Rideau Canal system consisting of five locks descending to the Kenney Hotel. It's a great walk and very interesting to watch boats going through the locks.The dam at the top was the largest in North America when...More

Thank JudyB49
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We took 3 days to come up the Rideau Canal and managed to get through 16 locks thanks to the awesome Parks Canada staff. The lock masters and students were super courteous and helpful. Minimal banging of our boat thanks to them ;) Jones Falls,...More

Thank Artottawa
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were driving by and noticed the sign to the hotel and decided to chexk it out. Like going back in time with a quaint hotel, small ice cream bar, lazy boats waiting for the locks, and the falls were rushing--this year there is an...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

My family have done the Canal trip a few times and always enjoy it. This time was no exception. Jones Falls is a nice stop as is Chafey's Lock.

Thank Peteo72
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Jones Falls is a quaint place to visit with different experiences to offer. There is the historic lock system itself, still run by hand unlike most systems on the Rideau canal which have been updated over the years. There is the lockmaster's house, though the...More

Thank Nell T
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