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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!

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

Ice Fishing in Land O' Lakes
Ice Fishing in Land O' Lakes
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
The Great North
The Great North
Wine, Cider & Beer Tour
Wine, Cider & Beer Tour
Lennox & Addington Museum
Lennox & Addington Museum

Ice Fishing in Land O’ Lakes

Anglers flock to the Land O’ Lakes each year to take in the world-class bass, walleye, pike, and crappie fishing that the 5,000 lakes in this region have to offer. Changing seasons and cooler temperatures, don’t slow them down; in fact, some of the world’s greatest ice fishing can be found here. There is superb fishing on these lakes and plenty of nearby accommodations to house visiting anglers.

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 )

The Great North

Go north and capture the beauty of a true Canadian winter. The Land O’ Lakes is a great place to experience the opulence of the season. As snow blankets the landscape, replacing the scenery with an alternatively beautiful appearance, visitors enjoy an escape from a bustling city life. The trails are the perfect place to snowmobile, snowshoe or cross-country ski. Fishing huts appear on the abundance of frozen lakes and provide a wonderful place for anglers to drop a line. During the evening the stars feel larger and closer and seem to shine that much brighter as they reflect off the glistening snow. For a stunningly unique winter experience, grab your camera and head to the Land O’ Lakes.

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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