About Us

100_2863The Forest at LilyPond is the 200 acre residence and estate of the Cormier family. It is nestled in the highlands above Merrickville Ontario in a densely forested area. The trademark LilyPond sits in the front yard of the main farm in the middle of a tear-drop lawn.

The forest itself is typically Lanark:  cedar trees abound, with mature oaks, iron woods, elm and ash mixed with pine and spruce trees. It is a trail walker and rider’s paradise.


What The Forest at LilyPond Offers

  • Room for any size of wedding, retirement or birthday event with our without marquis tents, complete with catering and bar service provided by the family’s premier restaurant, Salamanders of Kemptville;100_2849
  • Walking and riding trails throughout the property; walk, ski or snow shoe the trails or bring your horse up for a hack in all seasons; bird watchers are particularly fascinated by the wide variety of breeds on the property; you are also likely to see a flock of turkeys not to far from a herd of deer;
  • A Harvest Table for smaller or larger groups; you can eat and drink poolside while watching your kids in the water or your friends playing horseshoes or sand volley ball. Boule is another great game to play at the LilyPond, especially with a glass in your hand.
  • A full kennel operation as the home for LilyPond Australian Shepherds, Specializing in Miniatures; come and visit our goofy gang of award-winning woofers as they demonstrate their skills with their favourite Frisbee. And you must meet Havoc, our all-male champion Aussie, who is Mr. Personality Plus and his sweet and feminine daughter Willow.

Workshop space in the Great Room of the main house all year round, with a blazing fireplace in winter and cool surroundings in summer; executive groups find the environment of the LilyPond particularly conducive to work sessions requiring them to be away from office distractions;