Now more than ever we are drawn to our community, and the places that help us to unwind and get outdoors. To get away from the crowds and reconnect with our roots.
Frontenac County tempts us to sit back, unwind and check into vacation mode, to rediscover a world of countless lakes and a region of unique beauty perched on the edge of the glacial landscape of the Canadian Shield. Go where craggy terrain blends seamlessly with deep, quiet lakes, vast forests, and inviting waterside communities. This is cottage country at its best.
Remember why Frontenac County is more than just a place, it’s home.
To Our Wild Places
Our forests are vast and untamed, where few feet have tread and those that have, have left few traces. Explore the backcountry and root yourself in a simpler way of life. Waken in the early morning and bask in the silence of the forest – no whisper of voices, no whir of technology, just you.
…thank you for welcoming us with open arms.
Explore Our Wilderness: Go backcountry camping at North Frontenac Parklands and explore the area’s 12 pristine lakes on one of the nearly 200 campsites. Drive in to your site or rent a canoe at Palmerston Lake Marina or Smart’s Marina and paddle in. Safely stock up on barbecue fare at Seed to Sausage in Sharbot Lake before you head out for the day.
To Our Lakes
You may already know, but here’s a reminder: Frontenac is a fisherman’s dream. No matter where you are in this area, you’re close to hundreds and hundreds of lakes all with different species of fish, like walleye, bass, lake trout, whitefish, panfish, muskie, crappie, and pike. Swim, SUP, or paddle above schools of fish and at the end of the day cast your line to catch your dinner.
…thank you for bringing us moments of solitude.
Explore Our Lakes: In Frontenac County the fish are waiting for you, and they don’t care if you’re wearing a mask. Stock up on bait and lures at North Frontenac Bait & Tackle in Sharbot Lake. For prime fishing, paddling and swimming territory head to the wilds of North Frontenac Parklands. Swing by Cardinal Café + Shop in Sharbot Lake and pick up a lunch to go for the boat. Add a campfire s’mores donut for a sweet ending to your day on the water.
To Our Trails
You may think you’ve been everywhere in Frontenac, but there’s always somewhere new to explore. Every wild place evokes a feeling, unique unto itself, and here the forests feel almost sacred. Race on two wheels along wooded trails and never-ending roads for adrenaline-filled adventure or go slowly and breathe deeply of the feeling this place brings to you. Remember and cherish it as uniquely Frontenac County.
…thank you for giving us the space to roam.
Explore Our Trails: Spending time outdoors is the perfect antidote to the past few months spent inside. Explore the groomed K&P Trail on your own or with a single-day guided or multi-day self-guided tour of the region with Frontenac Trail Tours. Fuel up with farm fresh foods from Seed to Sausage and Back Forty Cheese along the way.
To Our Views
We love to gasp with wonder at stunning views, and here the Canadian Shield naturally lends itself to fantastic scenery. The land is a testament to the trials of the earth as glaciers gouged out the soil and debris to reveal the famous rockface. Set out on an adventure and hike, paddle, or drive to savour the view; no matter how you get there it will be worth the effort.
….thank you for inspiring us.
Explore Our Views: Frontenac County’s best views are easy to get to and worth the drive. Bon Echo Provincial Park is well known for its stunning scenery. Hike or paddle in the park to enjoy some of the most beautiful terrain and sights in Eastern Ontario. Take the Mazinaw Cliff Top Trail to the top of the famous Mazinaw Rock and drink in the spectacular view.
From the Wanderer inside all of us XO XO
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