Bobs Lake Day Trip: Westport, Ontario

The charming village of Westport, ON is only a 20-minute drive from Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes, making it a perfect day trip during your stay with us.

What to DO

Discover the Village’s history

A primer on how Westport came to be should be the first thing on any itinerary. Visit the Rideau District Museum (29 Bedford St., website) for a look at the village’s history, through the many artifacts—dolls, looms, canoes, even farming tools—its citizens have collected and preserved for the past 60 years.

Send a Canadian Hello

Looking for an inexpensive souvenir that has a lot of character? Mail a postcard from Westport to friends and family back home. Pick up a few at Pinecone of Westport (29 Church St.) and, once you’ve added your messages, head to Canada Post (39 Main St.) to have them sent.

Stock up on groceries

The closest supermarket to Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes is Kudrinko’s (22 Main St.). This family-owned, independent grocer has offered the community the freshest quality food since 1990.

take a walk around the lake

Sometimes, all you need to have a good time is a leisurely stroll next to a calming body of water. Head up to Westport Harbour to admire the view of Foley mountain (it gets even better during the fall!), watch boats dock at the marina, and stop for a picnic at Goat Island.

Unwind with live music

After a day’s worth of touring, relax with patio music from The Cove Inn (2 Bedford St.). With artists filling Westport’s air with jazz, rock, folk, country, or Bluegrass, there’s no shortage of entertainment that will cap your getaway from your Bobs Lake getaway. View their schedule here:

Where to Eat and Drink

Westport Brewing Company

Must order: A flight. This consists of five or six 4-ounce pours of this craft brewery’s creations.

41B Main St.,

Tangled Garden Café

Must order: The Usual. Available only during breakfast hours on the weekend, The Usual consists of two eggs, toast, home fries, coffee, and your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage.

7 Church St.,

Scheuermann Vineyards + Winery

Must order: A tasting. Sip four wines produced at the vineyard—three whites and one red.

82 Bedford St.,

Vanilla Beans Cafe Creamery

Must order: Two scoops of maple walnut on a waffle cone.

34 Main St.,

Milano’s Pizzeria

Must order: The Windsor. It’s a tomato pie with pancetta and diced pepperoni and bacon.

39 Bedford St., 613-273-8883

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