I’ve lived in the area for the better part of 10 years or so and I’ve been lucky enough to be in an area that offers so much to do on any given day. Settlers’ Grant is very central to a multitude of different things to keep you and your family occupied in the community and surrounding area. One of my absolute favorite nearby destinations to go to is Burritts Rapids.
Walking trails are pretty prevalent here in town, but there are still some hidden gems that no one really knows about that I can’t believe aren’t used more. One of my favorites is located in Burritts Rapids which is about a 15 minutes drive south from here. The trail
starts at the locks and continues into the little town of Burritts Rapids and then continues to a peninsula. The trail follows the Rideau River and is extremely scenic and a great way to spend time outside. In the summer you can wave to passing boaters as you take a little hike or you can talk to tourists and locals that you meet along the way. Its a very friendly atmosphere which makes it a fun place to go to and visit.
If you want to go for a meal or a drink you can make your way to Lock 17 which is a bar and grill located directly across from the locks. They offer a great menu, patio seats and a friendly atmosphere. I like going here in the summer because its always full of people who want to chat about where they are from, boat facts, local facts and general conversation.
The best thing about this little town is the view, you can’t look in any direction without something catching your eye between the river, the trees, the animals, the people, the buildings and so on.