MERRICKVILLE - CANADA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE
The Village of Merrickville, founded in 1793, is lined with heritage properties nestled along the picturesque Rideau Canal. The village is home to a growing artists’ guild of resident professionals whose wares are displayed in numerous boutiques and shops. The community was chosen as Ontario’s most beautiful village in 1996, and as Canada’s most beautiful village in 1998.
In July, Merrickville celebrates life by the Rideau with Canalfest. In August, visitors can find restored treasures at the Annual Indoor/Outdoor Antiques & Collectibles Show and Sale. The Annual Merrickville Artist’ Studio Tour takes place in late September and early October and features the works of talented local artists and artisans.
Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy miles of scenic riding in and around Merrickville on quiet country roads. Nature lovers and bird watchers can explore the Rideau Bird Sanctuary by canoe, home to Bluejays and Great Blue Herons. Canoe and kayak rentals, lessons and tours are available for paddling enthusiasts of all skill levels.
For more information contact Merrickville Chamber of Commerce, Box 571, Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0 or visit the website at www.merrickville.com/chamber