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Rowardennan is a truly picturesque village on the East side of Loch Lomond and is the farthest North you can take a vehicle. The trip is worth every mile traveled lying at the foot of Ben Lomond with some of the most spectacular views northwards. It is small compact however it can supply all any visitor would need. The car park at the end of the Village has a road leading to the Youth Hostel, which was once a shooting lodge, it is now not only a youth hostel it is also an activity Centre, with tuition in windsurfing, canoeing, archery and orienteering by professional instructors.

If you wish to visit this village, there effectively is no public transport with bus routes terminating at Balmaha. There is a ferry that runs during the summer season from April to September. It travels between Inverbeg and Rowerdennan at weekends only until May. There is also a ferry service run by Cruise Loch Lomond calling at Inverbeg, Inversnaid and Tarbet. The most common form of transport in this area is of course walking. For the boater there are facilities for stopping at the refurbished pier. For the motorist there is a large well laid out car park amongst the woods the north end of the village, with route maps for walkers on display.

Accommodation at the village is plentiful with the Hotel a caravan and camping park, the Rowardennan Lodge's and of course the youth hostel. The hotel caters for all needs and is busy most of the summer season. The village has a small safe beach, if any of the younger feeling want to go for a paddle.