We can't wait to see you there!
Saturday Sept 23, 2023 -
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
September 23rd will be the Grand opening of STUMP CITY bike park!!! Come and try it for free on this day only!!! The entrance is located on the Chaffey's Outdoor Expo property! Come to the information booth for details and directions.
Free Pontoon Boat Rides provided by Brown's Marina- Sign-up sheet located at the administration gazebo.
Live music courtesy of The Valley Shantyman!
Free bike demos from Frontenac Cycle- Norco Bikes, Rocky Mountain Bikes and Opus Bikes, fat bikes to use on our mountain bike test track through the woods or on the Cataraqui Trail.
Axe Throwing- The Axe Shop..
Kids Zone- Captain Mike, scavenger hunt, free face painting.
Free granola samples from Los Cuernos Adventure Foods.
Free Ebike demos provided by Teslica to use on our mountain bike test track through the woods or on the Cataraqui Trail.
Free Paddle Board demos from Timbertown Paddleboard Company with access to the Rideau Canal.
Live music provided by "The Valley Shantyman".
Wood paddle engraving by "Strange Wood Products"!
Canoeing, Kayaking and SUPs
Vendors and rental companies will be onsite to show you their best watersports equipment.
Chaffey's is a hub for watersports. The upper level of the locks is connected to six lakes and the town of Newboro with access to three marinas, great for kilometers of canoeing and kayaking. Below the locks is Opinicon Lake, famous for its great fishing, boating and beautiful natural vistas.
Mountain Bikes and Road bikes!
Bike sales and rental companies will have bikes for you to buy, rent or demo.
The Cataraqui Trail is accessible from Chaffey's Lock, and there are many mountain bike trails, including the Simmons' Single Track with it's entrance at the Expo's parking area. The many back roads that go over bridges and past lakes are perfect for road biking as well. We are right at the start of the Canadian Shield at Chaffey's, so you can go one way and have flat road biking, or the other direction with lots of hills and turns in the road.
Hiking and Cross-country Skiing
Outdoor outfitters will be on available to show you their wares.
The Cataraqui Trail and Simmons' bike path/ski trail are also accessible directly from the Expo venue!
The Rideau Trail is just down the road for another 349 km of rugged hiking and mountain biking
Camping and Fishing and Outdoor Survival Skills
Stay outside in the wilderness and where the best fishing spots are!
The lakes at and around Chaffey's Lock are great for camping and are swimming with Bass, Northern Pike and many other desirable fish species.
Explore some fun local food sources.
Food trucks will be on hand for your enjoyment. Check-out the growing list of vendors that are participating at this new and exciting event!