Below are helpful tips for drivers, cyclists, boaters and pilots interested in visiting South Dundas. For all your travelling needs within the community, please see the Map of South Dundas.

Driving

South Dundas is located on Highway 401 providing easy access for those travelling from the East and West. Visitors may also choose to take the scenic route and follow County Rd 2 which spans from Kingston, ON all the way into Quebec. South Dundas is also a short drive from Ottawa via County Rd 31/Bank Street or the nearby Highway 416.

Cycling

Cyclists can follow The Waterfront Trail along the Saint Lawrence River to South Dundas. If travelling south bound, one of the more popular routes is via Stagecoach Road to County Road 1. Riders can choose from the Cornwall & the Counties Cycling Routes or use the resource to create a custom route.

Boating

South Dundas is nestled along the St. Lawrence River making it accessible by boat from the East, West and the United States on the South side of the River. Pleasure craft boaters can visit The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System for nautical charts, tolls, schedules, water levels and other information. South Dundas is the home to a number of marinas and docks for your convenience.

Flying

South Dundas has two airports to provide the ease of flying and landing in our area. One airport is located off of County Rd 2 just out of Morrisburg and the second is off of County Rd 2 in the village of Iroquois.

Iroquois Airport: Located adjacent to Iroquois nearby the shore of the St. Lawrence River. This is a private airport and prior permission is required to land. (John Ross, 613-657-1646).

Morrisburg Airport: Located adjacent to the tourist attraction Upper Canada Village, in an open field area. This airport is operated by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.

History, Art & Majestic Ships Weekend in Iroquois, South Dundas

heritageitineraryEnjoy what may look like a sleepy little town but in essence a wonderful place to learn about the history of Upper Canada by visiting the Carman House Living Museum.  Then spend some time marveling at the ships as they slowly maneuver the lock system at Iroquois Locks.

Looking for a little shopping you can visit The Iroquois Plaza where you can stop for a late lunch at any of the restaurants then pick up a wonderful bottle of wine for a relaxing dinner in your own private cabin at Doran Bay Resort while viewing a beautiful sunset overlooking the river.

 

Hidden local treasures you shouldn't miss

Carman House Museum is a Georgian limestone cottage that was built in 1815 and has been restored to its original form and is now a living history museum.  It was built by Michael Carman III, the son of a Palatine Loyalist and is one of the buildings that survived the Seaway construction and remains in its original place in Iroquois a 150 year old village that made up part of the original eastern counties of Upper Canada. The museum grounds continue to be restored with gardens that depict its original garden design. This is a lovely little museum that depicts life in Iroquois in 1815.

Halee's Lockview Gift Shop & Iroquois Locks delightful little gift shop and diner located at the Iroquois Locks where you will find ship arrival times and great diner food.  The locks themselves are quite a sight to behold as the large Lakers and ocean going vessels pass through on their way to and from the Great Lakes, a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours learning about the history of the Seaway and South Dundas.

Doran Bay Resort is family owned and operated and is located on the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River.  The resort offers 9 self-sufficient, housekeeping cottages situated on 1500 feet of unspoiled waterfront which faces westward with each cottage have  a breathtaking view of the giant Lakers as they maneuver slowly through the Iroquois Lock system.  You can prepare your meals in your cottage or enjoy going into the village of Iroquois for your dining pleasure!

Your perfect low key weekend begins and ends in South Dundas!