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Nature Beckons

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 Lennox & Addington and Frontenac County 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 this region home.

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

Lennox & Addington and Frontenac County at its Best

SpindleTree Gardens
SpindleTree Gardens
Hell Holes Nature Trails
Hell Holes Nature Trails
L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area
L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area
K & P Trail
K & P Trail
Trousdale’s General Store
Trousdale’s General Store

SpindleTree Gardens

Visitors travel from far and wide to see the gardens, and Spindletree has been the recipient of much praise and press, as well as awards from the Napanee and District Chamber of Commerce.

The gardens are perfect settings for both amateur and professional photographers, and the site is used for numerous wedding photo sessions each year. It’s ideal for all sorts of photo opportunities and even a great place for painters who have an eye for flora to indulge their passion in a very invigorating and inspiring environment.

“We are right in the middle of major transportation corridors to Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, and these are well-travelled routes during the season we are busiest. We are also close to Kingston and Belleville. I know the locals really love this place, and that’s what keeps us going, but we are working to try and draw even more people off Highway 401,” Meisner said.

Spindletree Gardens, visit www.spindletree.ca.

County's Spindletree Gardens

Hell Holes Nature Trails

Enjoy a 3.2 km self-guided tour through a unique geological area of Eastern Ontario. Feeling adventurous? Bring your flashlight and descend 7.5 metres to the depths of the Devil’s Horsestable Cave that widens into a 2.5 x 3.5 metre cavern.

Cross a natural stone bridge and experience the atmosphere of a mini-like rain forest. Walk through a rugged crisscrossing gorge with over-hanging ledges, grottos, flowerpots, mushroom-shaped rocks and sinkholes. Step back in time to explore the rock formations that were created during the glacial period and see rare plants that have developed over the area.

A log cabin snack bar, gift shop, picnic area, playground, and mini golf are also available.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rugged nature of this trail, it is NOT wheelchair accessible and can ONLY be ventured by FOOT! (not stroller friendly)

If you haven’t yet followed the signs to Hell Holes Nature Trails in Lennox & Addington County, you’re missing out on an interesting visit to a unique geological area of Eastern Ontario.

Hell Holes is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Ronald and Evelyn Storring. The property has been in the Storring family since the 1940s and has been open to the public as a tourist attraction since 1994. Since this time, Hell Holes has hosted tens of thousands of visitors from throughout Canada and around the world.

 

L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area

Located 37 kilometres north of Napanee (7980 County Road 41), the L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area is the most southerly point in Ontario that offers a night sky experience very similar to what was available more than 100 years ago.

The site has ample parking and includes a large concrete pad for camera or telescope setup. The DSVA is perfect for anyone looking to observe the natural wonder of the stars. The viewing area is open from dusk until dawn, and reservations aren’t required – just come and enjoy. Witness – perhaps for the first time – how the night sky is meant to be seen.

 

 

The K&P Trail stretches from the City of Kingston, north through Frontenac to Tichborne. Once construction is completed, it will reach Sharbot Lake -58 kilometres north of Kingston- and connect to an existing trail system that continues north from there. Development of the K&P Trails is conducted in accordance with the Frontenac County Trails Master Plan.

Trousdale’s General Store

Canada’s Oldest General Store, 4395 Mill Street, Sydenham, Ontario

Yes, someone named Trousdale has been here since 1836 and the floorboards creak but the merchandise is so new it’ll knock your socks off. They scour near and far to stock the shop with goods and goodies that are noteworthy, whimsical or just darn useful; sometimes with a nod to the past, sometimes with a look to the future.

You might see unique fashion, divine chocolates, no crack hand cream, tiddlywinks, handmade soaps, wine & beer glasses, garden art, artisan crafts, and scarves. Some things will make you smile; some can just make your life easier. There are indulgences to soothe your soul, and others to satisfy your taste buds. Don’t get hung up on the first thing that excites you. There’s more just around the corner. And there are lots of corners.

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