The Poplars Resort




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The Poplars Resort has been in business, catering to fishermen and their families for over 85 years. 2013 was a successful season for owners Rick and Joan White. As always, we look forward to meeting new and returning guests in 2014. Generations of fishermen have returned to enjoy the great fishing, superb meals and friendly atmosphere.

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The Location:

The Poplars Resort is located on Newboro Lake within the village of Newboro. Newboro Lake is the largest of seven connecting lakes (approximately 9 miles x 9 miles of fresh water full of fishing opportunities). The lake is known for its bass fishing, including both large and smallmouth, northern pike as well as pan fish. The lake is located in the Heart of the Rideau Lake System, an historic waterway linking Ottawa, the Nation's capital with Lake Ontario. Here you will find exceptional boating, wildlife, and quiet relaxation as well as great fishing.

The main lodge offers a large living room with cable TV and DVD with numerous videos. The check-in area and office are here also. The screened porch is available to all guests, as well as a card room and abundant supply of books. Three meals a day are served in our dining room which overlooks the water. You have the opportunity to take a picnic lunch if you want an uninterrupted day of fishing or sightseeing. During the summer months, weather permitting, we have a weekly "cook-out" when dinner is served outdoors (a nice break for the guests as well as the staff!). Birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated with a baked Alaska for your party. The meals are prepared in our own kitchen - they are appetizing and tasty. All baking is done on the premises and might even be better than Mom's.

The waterfront is well equipped. Here you will find help docking, advice on finding fish, fish cleaning and freezing facilities. There is no charge for dockage. The municipal launching ramp is close-by and we provide help with launching and trailer storage.

At Your Service:

  • Wireless internet access across the resort
  • All accommodations provide heating with individual thermostats
  • Drinking water is government-tested, UV treated, filtered, chlorinated and softened
  • Delicious home cooked meals from our cook Bonnie
  • Comfortable dining room overlooking Newboro Lake with fireplace and air-conditioning
  • Big screen HDTV with cable hookup, DVD, and many of your favourite movies
  • Card room and pool table
  • Screened in porch attached to the lodge
  • Spacious lounge with fireplace
  • Large aluminum fishing boats and motors for rent - also pontoon and bass-style boats
  • Docking facilities
  • Nearby launching ramp
  • Fish cleaning, freezing, and storage facilities
  • Fishing licences available on site
  • Live bait within half a mile
  • Cubed ice
  • Modern medical centre within minutes of lodge and hospital close by (Smiths Falls)
  • Check with your cell phone provider to arrange international calling and texting

Important Dates for 2014

This season we open on May 9th
Pike season opens on May 10th
Bass season opens on June 21st
The Poplars Resort closes October 5th


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To Contact Us:

The Poplars
8 By Street
P.O. Box 30
Newboro, Ontario
Canada, K0G 1P0

Telephone: (613) 272 - 2345
Toll free: 1 - 888 - 686 - 1891
Email: poplars@rideau.net