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Days Spent Outdoors... it's in our Nature

Imagine being able to visit a different lake every day for 13 years! With over 5000 lakes it’s no wonder that you can find some of the world’s greatest fishing and boating opportunities in this region.

On the shores, this is a hiker’s paradise with nearly 600 kilometers of trails that crisscross through the region. With its natural beauty, rolling farmlands, small towns and historic sites this is motorcycle heaven. Hop on your bike and cruise down some of the best roads in Ontario.

Nature beckons in the Land O’Lakes with a wide range of camping experiences – from spacious RV-friendly sites, to more remote areas that are only accessible by water. Take in the unspoiled natural scenery and give bird watching a try. See if you can spot a few of the 356 species that call the Land O’Lakes home.

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

Land O’Lakes at its Best

Hell Holes Nature Trails
Hell Holes Nature Trails
Trails and Beaches
Trails and Beaches
Dark Sky Viewing Area
Dark Sky Viewing Area
Museum
Museum
Wine, Cider & Beer Tour
Wine, Cider & Beer Tour

Flashlights Required

Hell Holes Nature Trails are spectacular, jaw dropping and beautiful. The trees are lush, green and massive and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world. But the main event is the ragged looking hole in the ground and the cave it leads to. Your descent into darkness starts on the narrow ladder that will have you climbing down to explore this fascinating cave below. Make sure to bring a flashlight and if you go on a hot summer day, you’ll in awe of the temperature difference in the cave.

Trails and Beaches

With an abundance of beautiful lakes and some of the most beautiful scenery in Ontario, Land O’Lakes is a great place to enjoy an authentic Canadian experience.

The Beach at Big Sandy Bay on Wolfe Island
It takes a ferry ride and a small hike to get there, but the journey to Big Sandy Bay on Wolfe Island is one of the reasons why this beach so great. Once you arrive it’s all sand and sun on the magnificent St. Lawrence River.

To get to the bay, take the Ferry from Kingston across to the island and then travel by bike or car on Highway 95 to Reed’s Bay Road to 3rd Line Road. Park in the lot or lock your bikes at the gatehouse. The 1.3-kilometre nature trail takes you to the beach. There is a small park entrance fee for adults, with discounts for bikes, families, children and frequent visitors.

Frontenac Provincial Park
Explore Frontenac’s 5,355 hectares on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. This beautiful park is open all year and has 48 interior campsites.
Canoe routes are available through 22 lakes and there is over 100 km of looped backpacking and hiking trails. This is a wonderful place to fish, view wildlife, hike or enjoy the water.

Stargazing

In the Land O’ Lakes region you can escape from the haze of artificial city lights and sleep under a canopy of stars. If you’ve ever wondered what the night sky looked like 100 years ago, spend an evening stargazing at the Lennox-Addington County Dark Sky Viewing Area. Professional astronomers have said that the Dark Sky Viewing Area is in the most southerly point in the province, where you can still get a perfect, unimpeded view of the night sky. Stargazers can catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights or the nebulae, that make up just a tiny part of our Milky Way Galaxy. You don’t need to bring any professional equipment to enjoy the celestial sights here, though a decent pair of binoculars or a camera is always recommended. If you want to set up your camera or telescope, the tennis-court-sized concrete viewing area is the perfect spot. Another option is to bring your lawn chairs and stay warm under a blanket while enjoying the peaceful view.

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Find the Lennox-Addington County Dark Sky Viewing area in the Sheffield Conservation Area, just north of the 410 on County Road 41, just 36 kilometers north of Napanee, Onatrio.

Lennox-Addington County Dark Sky Viewing Area

Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives

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

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.

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