Always Free at Elmhirst’s

Activities Included in Your Stay

Each guest at Elmhirst’s Resort can take advantage of many guest amenities at no additional charge. Go for a swim, get in a workout, take in some nature, or try a new sport. Available at no additional cost, guests can take advantage of a complete range of things to do.

There is also a range of guided experiences coordinated by the Experience Concierge, who is available year round to answer any questions you may have or to coordinate an activity. Contact our front desk to check the current schedule and make a reservation. We maintain a weekly schedule of programming for all ages during the summer months and during other holiday periods such as March Break.

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Top 5 Activities For Kids

  • Watertubing
  • Meet Our Animals
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter activities
  • Helping in the Hen House

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Don’t Forget Your Swimsuit

The indoor swimming pool and whirlpool are open daily from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Towels are available at the Front Desk and the change-rooms are equipped with showers.  The outdoor pool is open from the Long Weekend in May through to Thanksgiving.

These are unsupervised areas.

  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Lakefront Water Toys (seasonal)

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Rice Lake Adventures

If you would like to be led on an adventure, or have a guide to trying something new, sign up with our front desk to join an organized activity with an Elmhirst’s staff member. We’ll have you out on the lake for:

  • Canoe Tours
  • Kayak Lessons
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons
  • Voyageur Canoe Excursions
  • Water Tubing / Water Skiing
  • Fishing Derby
  • Fly Fishing: Casting Basics
  • Catch and fillet a fish

Enjoy Rice Lake

Rice Lake offers many opportunities in all 4 seasons for fun and activity. Adventure out on your own and visit the waterfront in the summer to use our water toys. In winter, the ice gets thick enough for skating and ice fishing is always popular. Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis, and includes:

  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Ice rink on the Lake
  • Snow shoes
  • Lake access for kite boarding and snow kiting
  • Lake access for fishing and ice fishing
  • Fish cleaning and freezing facilities available on site

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Join an Adventure

Be sure to check with the front desk for the current recreation schedule and take advantage of organized events and scheduled group adventures. Some of these events include:

  • Campfires
  • Snowshoeing
  • Learn From a Bush Pilot
  • Garden Tours
  • Fireworks
  • Compass Reading
  • Target Shooting
  • Archery
  • Nature Hike
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Sustainability Tours
  • Greet the Day – Early Morning Power Walks

Go Exploring

Located on over 200 acres, Elmhirst’s Resort has extensive walking, hiking or skiing trails right on the property. Maps are available at the Front Desk, or just take a stroll along our waterfront nature trail.  The TransCanada Trail is also nearby for cyclists, snowmobilers or hikers. Guests can get outside to explore our property and find:

  • Walking Trails
  • Horse Drawn Wagon or Sleigh Rides
  • Life Size Chess board
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter activities
  • On site access to OFSC snowmobile trails

Sports and Courts

Often when on vacation, exercise routines are hard to maintain, but they don’t have to be! At Elmhirst’s Resort, there is ample opportunity for our guests to fit in some exercise without disrupting their leisurely vacation.

The Health Club, equipped with free weights, treadmill and resistance equipment also has exercise videos to workout to. Monthly and annual memberships are available. Stay active, and get in the game with:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball Nets
  • Tennis Courts
  • Children’s Playground
  • Ice skating (seasonal)
  • Badminton
  • Health Club

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Farm Animal Fun

As a working farm, Elmhirst’s Resort has a range of farm activities and work to be done! Check with the front desk for what is happening today:

  • Meet Our Animals
  • Farm Tour
  • Saddle Club
  • Helping in the Hen House: Feed the Chickens, Collect Fresh Eggs
  • Horse Drawn Carriage or Sleigh Rides


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