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Bundle Up, Outdoor Adventures Beckon

With over 5000 lakes, you could visit a different lake every day for 13 years! Now imagine those lakes frozen over and covered in a fresh layer of glistening white snow. It’s a true winter wonderland and a sight to see.  

Nature beckons in the Land O’Lakes with ice fishing and winter hiking. See what kind of critters are brave enough to weather our Canadian winters; perhaps you’ll see a Northern Cardinal, a Blue Jay or a Snowy Owl.

Retreat yourself and find the beat of winter

  • 2.5hrs from
    Toronto
  • 2.0hrs from
    Ottawa
  • 3.5hrs from
    Montreal

Land O’ Lakes at its Best

Wintergreen Studios
Wintergreen Studios
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
Birding
Birding
Wine, Cider & Beer Tour
Wine, Cider & Beer Tour
Lennox & Addington Museum
Lennox & Addington Museum

Wintergreen Studios

Give your mind, body and soul a winter boost with the Wintergreen Studios weekend retreat this January. Wintergreen is a wilderness retreat centre in Land O’ Lakes region which offers educational programming in the arts and on the environment. The winter workshop features interactive and immersive djembe drumming sessions, lots of time spent outdoors, labyrinth walking, snowshoeing or winter hiking. Take restorative time to find balance while enjoying Wintergreen’s meals, accommodation and mindfulness-encouraging location.

Majestic Beauty, Endless Trails

The snowmobile trails seem to be everywhere and with all the impressive woods and snow-covered lakes and rivers; one can only imagine the beauty just beyond the highway. These snow adorned trails make for some pretty fantastic sledding in the Land O’ Lakes.

If you don’t have your own snowmobile rentals are available at Springwood Cottages (http://www.springwoodcottages.ca/tour/winter/index.html )

You don’t have to live here to access over 200 km of as part one of the premier snowmobiling networks in Ontario. Get your OFSC permit (required for all OFSC trails) then ride the trails across L&A County from Napanee to Arden; Perth Road Village to Amherstview; and up north through some amazing trails in Addington Highlands.

The Lennox and Addington Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club is one of the most active in Frontenac. The club grooms the Frontenac K&P Trail from Orser Road to Tichborne, in addition to other local trails. The Snow Road Snowmobile Club manages over 470 km of trail including those in North Frontenac. Both clubs respect landowners, the environment and prioritize family recreation and safety.

Winter has Wings in Land O’ Lakes

The bird is the word in Land O’ Lakes – with hundreds of species calling the region home or passing through on migration routes.

Lennox and Addington

The County of Lennox & Addington is a hotspot for birding enthusiasts in winter, particularly on its islands, such as Amherst Island which harbours owls. Many owl species can be found on the island in winter, even Snowy Owls who can often be seen on fence posts or in trees on west end of the island – passengers of the ferry have even spotted them sitting on the ice!

Frontenac County

The pure white Snowy Owl is also a winter favourite on Wolfe Island, with the island’s western portion home to hawks, as well. In fact, Wolfe Island is recognized as one of Canada’s Important Bird Areas by IBA Canada. Be sure to bring the camera and prepare for a rush of excitement when you spot a coveted feathered friend!

 

 

Wine, Cider & Beer Tour

The Land O’Lakes is known for it’s sparkling waterways, lush treescapes and beautiful views but it’s also home to a flourishing craft beer, cider and wine scene. Visit one of these great places and see how the magic happens:

Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company
9656 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown

Visit and enjoy award-winning wines like Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Vidal, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer – along with Bergeron’s Rosé. Operating since 2007, this 10-acre vineyard uses only their own grapes, and sources local orchards for their apple cider. PLUS: on site is Nonna’s Pizzeria, with crusts made from scratch and toppings made from local ingredients. Bergeron’s also offers four-course wine & food pairing dinners, and is available for corporate or private events.

MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
1915 County Road 22, Bath

Come taste the beers that embodies the unique character of rural Canada. These beers are brewed (with ingredients grown) on a bicentennial family farm in the historic village of Bath. MacKinnon Brothers has won the hearts of craft brew lovers across Ontario. The beer uses hops, wheat and barley grown right on the farm. Their beers are available in taps across the region and local liquor stores, but nothing beats visiting their tasting room: a renovated chicken coop!

The Napanee Beer Company
450 Milligan Lane, Napanee

Stop in to sample craft beer and chat with Geordan Saunders, one of Canada’s most highly awarded amateur brewers. Decide for yourself which of the brew you like the best: the Belgian Pale Ale (Mayday); German Black Lager (Blacklist); or, their Premium Lager (Deadline). Or try one of their special edition brews available monthly. Make sure you put this microbrewery on your itinerary.

Thirty Three Vines Winery
9261 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown

Taste ultra-premium wines in this boutique winery’s unique tasting room, a renovated railway caboose. Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot: the winery’s vinifera grapevines have been generating good wine since 2007. Limestone and clay-based loamy soils enrich these wines with crisp acidity, minerality and delicate flavours of fruit. Overlooking Adolphus Reach, the winery is just east of the Glenora Ferry.

The Hard Way Cider Co.
442 Townline Road, Bath

The Hard Way Cider Co. produces hand-crafted, cold pressed and barrel aged small batch cider made from 100% Ontario apples. Founders Lisa & Steve Goddard believe that nothing worth while ever came easy. Always learning, improving and pushing the envelope, they have their hands in every part of the process and continue bring their cider to the world… The Hard Way. Their offerings include Original Dry and Rogue Apples.

Twelve Barrels

Twelve Barrels is owned by L&A County entrepreneur Cole Miller. His unique recipe is based on a Canadian Whisky first distilled in 1853, on the shores of the Napanee River. Twelve Barrels receives most of its flavour from two sources, the grains and the barrels for aging. Twelve Barrels whisky is available a number of LCBO locations in the region.

Lennox & Addington Museum

Explore the Lennox & Addington Museum and immerse yourself into our fascinating past

From Prehistoric Times to the Present: The rich, local history collection includes prehistoric items, furniture, textiles, clothing and accessories, toys, glass, ceramics, transportation artifacts, advertising ephemera, tools and equipment, household collectibles and much, much more.

Artifacts are selected for their significance to the story of the county and its peoples from prehistoric times to the first tire produced at the Goodyear plant in 1990 and beyond.

Through local eyes: witness the Prehistoric Past; Loyalists; Post Loyalist Migrations; Gibbard Furniture; Glass and China Cottage Industries; The War Years.

The Lennox and Addington County Museum is the home of the collections of the Lennox and Addington Historical Society, founded in 1907. The artifact inventory (estimated to be 10,000 items) is entered into an automated database.

Open Monday – Saturday, 10am-5pm; Closed Holidays

Daily Rates: Adults: $3 | Seniors/Students: $2.50 | Children Under 12: Free;

Annual Passes: Adults: $25 | Students/Seniors: $20

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