Land O Lakes is a nature lover’s dream – especially as the region ushers in autumn. Appreciating the outdoors is a no-brainer in a place with lakes in abundance, lush forests, beautiful trails and natural family memory-makers. Here’s a guide to the top five ways to go wild this fall in Land O Lakes!
A-maze-ing fun in Wolfe Island this fall
Getting lost can be half the fun! Take the ferry from Kingston to revel in a family-friendly adventure on Wolfe Island (part of County of Frontenac) as a legendary maze is carved out of an entire field of corn. The Corn Maze on Wolfe Island features two mazes this year, as well as mid-point refreshments. Want to make the experience even more intriguing? Ask about reserving a spot in a flashlight night event!
Golf courses in Land O Lakes are worthy of a hole in one! With meticulously maintained greens and fairways, stunning scenic views and course designs that cater to all skill levels, hitting the links has never been so enjoyable. Try out Loyalist Golf and Country Club offering the best-conditioned course in the region with five sets of tee blocks offering challenging play to beginners or pros. There’s always time for nine at the Napanee Golf and Country Club, which has the designation of being the second oldest nine-hole course in Canada. It has continued to be beautifully manicured and remains both challenging and beautiful with mature trees, rolling hills and water hazards. Camden Braes Golf & Country Club boasts gorgeous sculpted greens along a challenging 18-hole course in Loyalist Township – with a panoramic view from the on-site restaurant or balcony! Amherstview Golf Club offers 18 holes of golf on this par 72 course. The gentle terrain at Amherstview is walking-friendly for golfers of all ages. You’ll want to tee up time and again in Land O Lakes.
Discover fall by pedal power
Watch the colours change before you as you pedal through field, forest and alongside the water while exploring Land O Lakes. The K&P Trail is a 63-km dedicated off-road trail that makes for perfect fall cycling, hiking and even equestrian activities. Unique vantage points along the Cataraqui Trail make for unforgettable fall foliage views – cycling is encouraged on this 103 km trail that stretches from Smiths Falls to Strathcona. Lennox and Addington has also put together cycling route trails which encompass the county and invite further exploration of the back roads that showcase authentic South Eastern Ontario landscapes.
Look up, way up
The fall night sky comes alive in Land O Lakes. Experience stargazing at the Lennox-Addington County Dark Sky Viewing Area, an awe-inspiring place where blankets of stars seem at your fingertips. Bundle up and bring a lawn chair – no special equipment is needed here. The area is well known in astronomy circles, as the most southerly dark sky viewing area in Ontario, for providing an unobstructed view of the sky with no artificial light sources.
Step back in time this fall
Fall is a busy time at the Lennox & Addington County Museum and Archives – from mask-making to music events and even a Tuesday night speaker series, the museum provides a window to Land O’Lakes past, while also celebrating local culture. Explore items found here from prehistoric times to the first tire produced at the Goodyear plant in 1990 and beyond. The Lennox & Addington County Museum and Archives is home to incredible collections from the Lennox and Addington Historical Society – its artifact inventory tops 10,000 items! The rich local history in unveiled through furniture, textiles, clothing and toys, ceramics, household collectables and more.
Plan Your Trip Today
Located along the north shore of the St Lawrence River, the South Eastern Ontario region spans from Cornwall and SDG Counties to Ontario’s burgeoning wine and craft beer country known as Prince Edward County and the Bay of Quinte. Along the shores of these waterways, you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights. No matter how you choose to experience it, South Eastern Ontario offers some of the best places to visit in Ontario.