About Rice Lake

location of Rice Lake in Ontario Canada Rice Lake, Canada is located in the Great Lakes region of Central Southern Ontario, 110 km (67 mi) east of Toronto. Geographically, the lake is 23 miles long, 3 to 4 miles across and contains 20 islands. Rice Lake is the outlet of the Otonabee River and the source of the Trent River. It is part of the scenic Trent Severn Waterway, a 240 mile system of rivers, lakes, canals and locks enabling boaters to take their pleasure craft from Trenton, Ontario to the Bay of Quinte to Port Severn on Georgian Bay. The lake lies in rolling farmland; its shoreline is deeply indented; marshes extend into its waters; its islands rise like miniature mountains from its surface. The shoreline inclines to meet the crest of maple and oak-wooded hills mixed with pines.

Culture, Recreation, and Nature: Something for Everyone

Rice Lake abounds in the distinctive history and culture of local First Nations. For water sports enthusiasts, rental watercrafts from houseboats are available from local marinas. Golf enthusiasts enjoy a choice of over 30 golf courses from challenging to relaxing with wonderful views and vistas. With several forests, provincial and conservation parks, the network of trails and parkland offer great hiking and cycling opportunities.

The area boasts over 200 festivals and events. Area attractions include Lang Pioneer Village museum where you can tour the 2000 year old native burial mound. The Roseneath Carousel is a fully restored and operational turn-of-the century carousel. Take a scenic driving tour through the rolling hills and visit many historic villages where artisan studios, antique shops and specialty outlets in Campbellford such as the World’s Finest Chocolate Outlet or Empire Cheese and Butter Co-op create a fun and eclectic shopping experience. It all awaits you at Rice Lake!