With the grey overcast and bone-chilling temperatures, it is not easy to keep your spirits high as you wait for spring to finally arrive. We want to change the way you feel about winter, so we put together a list of five fun adventures in Land O’ Lakes that you can enjoy in spite of the cold weather.
Escape the daily drawl of work at Cabinscape Penner Cabin, the newest addition to Cabinscapes. This cozy, pint-sized cabin will be celebrating its first winter and will be a winter success in South Eastern Ontario! Located close to Frontenac Provincial Park, and surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails to explore, you may want to pack light as the cabins require you to hike to get to them. Unplug and unwind as this backcountry experience will have you feeling like your one with nature. You won’t get bored as you enjoy the stunning surroundings while you snowshoe or ski the trails and relax beside a warm fire at the end of the day.
Touring the town in search for the best wine, cider and beer selection doesn’t have to be saved for just the spring and summer. Discover some of the best beverages Lennox & Addington has to offer without a long wait time by taking your own tour of Lennox & Addington wineries and breweries.
Feel classy as you enter this family-owned winery and cider company located in Adolphustown. You won’t be disappointed by their tart riesling or dry, cold ciders, especially when you pair it with one of their freshly made pizzas made by Nonnas Pizzeria!
Find your way over to this farm-based brewery in Bath, where you will step into a 100-year-old, family owned barn-turned-brewery and instantly feel an overwhelming sense of rural comfort. Have a sample of a craft brew and don’t be afraid to ask where they get their ingredients, because you guessed it – they grow them right on the farm!
This quaint brewery in Napanee has grown from a kitchen in Toronto to an award-winning brewery due to the love and dedication put into every beer it produces. This brewery provides nothing but five-star brews from their “Devilish Spicy” to their “Blacklist Black German Lager” – so give it a try and let us know your favourite!
Whether or not you have tried bird watching in the past, you will want to add a trip to Lennox & Addington County to find the best birding experience this winter. Our challenge to you? Spot as many owls as possible while you scour the snowy fields and dense trees for the big birds as they are known to perch and hunt in these areas throughout the colder months.
Known for being one of the top spots to birdwatch in the wintertime due to the large number of hawks, owls and waterfowl that live on this island. Grab the ferry over and make your way to the eastern end of Front Road to get a gorgeous view of the water as well as glimpses of rare beauties including the Red-Tailed Hawk, Snowy Owl and Northern Harrier.
Wolfe Island is a melting pot of habitats that invite hundreds of species of birds to come and spend their days gazing upon the stunning scenery. As winter approaches, you can often see large flocks of geese and ducks taking to the sky for their yearly flight South, and you won’t have a problem spotting some of the larger birds that stick to the island for the winter months including owls, harriers and hawks.
Known around South Eastern Ontario as one of the best museums around, this historic museum and archive carries a collection of roughly 10,000 items within its walls. Learn through sight as you see the story of how the county came to be by viewing artifacts from the early 1900s including tools, furniture and art. Capture the spirit of Canadian wildlife through the incredible photographs of Bill Bickle encountering wild animals in the local parks and forests. If you are from the Lennox and Addington area, stop into the archives to fill your family tree branches with ancestors who will make you beam with pride.
Being an adult can be a tedious task, and the daily work grind followed by the weight of responsibilities can really damper on your mental health. Consider spending a little time on yourself by taking a retreat to the true Canadian simple life. Enjoy a day soaking up the natural beauty of the surrounding ponds, marshlands and forests.