Ottawa-Gatineau Nearby Communities and Attractions: Merrickville
This town was founded in 1793 by millwright John Merrick. The mills' ruins grace the centre of this very pretty village, which now houses antique stores, craft and specialty stores, restaurants and a country inn.
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The Blockhouse Museum
St Lawrence St, at the lock station
This building was originally a fort to protect the Rideau Canal, built in 1826 - 1832, complete with a moat and drawbridge. Now serves as a museum of the early days of the district. Open daily mid-may to mid-October.