Ramelton and the surrounding area has a wide range of tourist amenities and attractions. The River Lennon itself is popular for fishing and kayaking. The Salmon Leap waterfall on the river is just outside the town and is a renowned beauty spot. Also close to the town is the Glenleary Riding Stables. All around Ramelton there numerous quiet country roads for walking and cycling- some follow the shores of Lough Swilly while others follow the river. During the summer months there are guided historical walks in the town. The town also features a riverside park and tennis courts.
The Lennon Lodge is just 10km from Letterkenny – Co Donegals main town. Letterkenny itself has a 5 screen cinema, indoor play centres, a karting centre, a superb modern leisure centre, two landscaped urban parks with playgrounds, An Grianan Theatre, the Regional Cultural Centre, the Donegal County Museum, a golf course and a wide variety of shopping and restaurants. There is literally something for all the family and much of it is not weather dependent.
Just 10 minutes drive from the Ramelton is Ramullan which has 2 safe sandy beaches that are popular for swimming and watersports. There are 2 charters boats based at the pier that can be hired for sea angling or sightseeing on Lough Swilly. The local Sailing & Watersports School provide sailing and kayaking lessons. Stand -up Paddle Boarding is also available from the main beach. Rathmullan was the scene of the Flight of the Earls – a pivotal event in Irish history
Ramelton is a great central base to play some of Donegals finest golf courses including Letterkenny, Portsalon and Rosapenna. The town is just 23km from the magnificent Glenveagh National Park. Recommended day trips from Ramelton include the historic walled City of Derry, The Inishowen 100, The Dunlewey Centre and the north west Donegal coastline from Horn Head to Gweedore via Bloody Foreland. Both Muckish and Errigal Mountains are 30 minutes drive away.