Located on the Rideau River, just a few kilometres east of Highway 416, Manotick offers full services to the visiting public. The main shopping area is the Manotick Mews shopping centre. A significant point of interest is the Dickinson Square Conservation Area which hosts Watson’s Mill (a 19th century grist mill), the F.E Ayers Building and Dickinson House. There are a number of restaurants in town. Boaters will find several marinas located a few kilometres south of town.

There are several golf courses located close to Manotick. In addition, the W.A. Taylor Conservation Area, Baxter Conservation Area, and Rideau River Provincial Park are located south of town on the Rideau River.

The name ‘Rideau Township’ may fade away with time, but residents of villages and farms from Manotick to Burritts Rapids will continue to embrace a proud history and rural lifestyle. Manotick is home to many proud estates along the waterfront with large properties unparallel to anywhere else in the city. It is a charming contained community with wonderful shops and boutiques in the village.

There are several new developments that have created a great interest in this community. The wonderful Manotick Estates has expanded over 20 years and boasts some very fine properties. Larger estate like properties however, dominate the development of Rideau Forest. Minto Communities has a development with a 20 year horizon and features a variety of homes to suit a diverse population.

Manotick was named in the 1860s after the Ojibwa Indian word meaning ‘island in the river.’ Its location 20 km. south of downtown Ottawa along the Rideau River has made it a prime site for residential development.

Spend the afternoon strolling down streets adorned with flowerbeds and benches. Browse through the shops – quaint specialty boutiques, award-winning florists, galleries displaying the many internationally-recognized local artists, stylish, high-quality clothing & accessories – and relax in cheerful cafes, pubs and restaurants. You’ll enjoy the traditional rural warmth.

The outdoor enthusiast will find excellent fishing and boating, golf courses and waterfront parks. Bring your family to the many festivals and other activities throughout the year and celebrate! Come away from the hustle and bustle of busy city shopping, and appreciate all that Manotick has to offer!

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