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Not as hyped as Ottawa's main locks near the Ottawa River, these are probably a nicer set of locks... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Edward W
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Toronto, Canada
Pleasant area for walking

On a sunny bright afternoon recently, we walked through the beautiful Fletcher Wildlife Garden to... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Golferboy18
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Florida
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6 Jun 2017
“Make the effort”
16 Nov 2016
“Pleasant area for walking ”
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Not as hyped as Ottawa's main locks near the Ottawa River, these are probably a nicer set of locks to visit, as they are right next to the arboretum and do not have the same crunch of people around them at all times. They are...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

On a sunny bright afternoon recently, we walked through the beautiful Fletcher Wildlife Garden to the Rideau Canal and along the canal to Hartwells Locks. A beautiful spot on a warm day - lots of people walking, jogging, biking, walking dogs. Across the canal are...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place for a picnic or to simply slow down and watch the scenery. Picnic tables and benches available. Cross this Rideau canel lock by foot or with a bike. Beautiful oak trees dripping with acorns are all around you. Parking available...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Hartwell locks are in an idyllic setting right beside the arboreteum and the Flesher wildlife area. Only minutes from downtown, this set of locks offers all of the technology found in the Ottawa locks next to parliament, but in a beautiful natural setting. See boats...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Hartwell's Locks, a set of two locks, are the first locks on the Rideau Canal system encountered southbound after leaving downtown Ottawa. They are located a few hundred meters/yards south of Dow's lake and across from Carleton University. Access by car is from Prince Of...More

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