If you’re aching to shake off the city dust and be one with Mother Nature, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Counties invite you to join them on the rivers, lakes and trails. Strap on your bike, hiking shoes and kayak and get up close and personal with the great outdoors.

Day 1: Lennox & Addington

Download L&A’s vast array of cycling routes to get you moving. With 12 detailed bike itineraries and 600 km of looped routes, you can plan your trip, find a place to spend the night and discover some interesting stops along the way. You can cycle The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail or take the Shoreline Route which takes you along Lake Ontario and the apple orchards and vineyards that dominate this route.  Stop in at popular spots like MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company in Bath or the Loaded Pierogi in Napanee.  

After a full day of cycling, soothe your butt pain (you know what we’re talking about!) at Shoeless Joe’s, Santorini Mediterranean Grill or The Loaf N’ Ale, then check into a room at one of the areas cozy B&B’s or Inns.  

Take a break with a Napanee river boat cruise with Normal Paul River Boat Cruises on Water Street until Oct. 1st. This 90 minute cruise complete with meals and adult bevvies is a great way to take in the shoreline. Book here

Other Cool Stuff

Check out L&A’s Trails and Nature Parks for forests, conservations areas, and nature reserves

Stargaze at the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area, the most southerly point in Ontario offers a night sky experience very similar to what was available more than 100 years ago.

Stone Walls – So many rocks, so much history. Amherst Island has the largest known concentration of historic Irish dry stone walls in Canada. Hop the ferry and tour this little island and its century-old dry stone walls.

Day 2: Frontenac County

Fall experiences are endless. Discover kayaking, canoeing, fall camping and fishing at one of Frontenac County’s provincial parks or cycle your way around the County and visit local businesses. This is nature at its best.

Begin your day of exploring by bike or car by taking the free ferry to Wolfe Island,  The largest of the Thousand Islands.Located where Lake Ontario ends and the St. Lawrence River begins, its beautiful sunrises, breath-taking sunsets and spectacular night-time skies are a big part of its charm. You can walk on with your bike or join the queue with your car, either way, visiting the Island will bring a sense of calm and relaxation that is perfect for a fall day. Check the ferry schedule.

Cycling routes will take you to different parts of the island from Big Sandy Bay Conservation Area through rolling farmland, wetlands and rural architecture.

Take time to relax and fuel up at Wolfe Island Grill or if you’re visiting on the weekend, enjoy brunch at The Hotel on Wolfe Island. Farm-to-table food from a talented and creative chef with occasional music accompaniment makes this stop very popular. Stay the night at The Hotel to catch their nightly music events.

Other Interesting Stops

Fishtale Shop – unique assortment of housewares, jewellery, apparel and accessories. Focusing on Canadian makers and carrying quality local products (many made by Wolfe Island’s own talented creators)

Wolfe Island Gallery – founded in 2018, and built on the legacy of the former Stone Heron Gallery. It functions as a non-profit collective that showcases fine arts and artisanal creations from the many artists living on or with connections to the Frontenac Islands.

Cycle Wolfe Island -Didn’t bring your own bike but want to tour the Island on two wheels? Rent a bike for a leisurely ride.

Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course – Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course is a 9 hole, par 35 course offers breathtaking views of the majestic St. Lawrence River from every hole. See ships of the world sailing by or catch a glimpse of the resident pair of nesting Ospreys.

Back To The Mainland

Heading east out of Kingston you have options of taking smaller routes like Hwy’s 15 and 38 if driving, or jumping on the K&P Trail for a great cycling route around the County. 

Take a little detour to visit local businesses, have a picnic, and enjoy the country views. Support small-scale agriculture by grabbing freshly made snacks, fresh farm products, and their famous organic ice cream at Limestone Organic Creamery at 3127 Sydenham Rd, Elginburg. Their unique flavours of organic ice cream are simply wonderful!  

If you’re on the K&P Trail, Food Less Travelled in Verona has great baked goods, ice cream, and local meats.

Other Great Spots To Visit

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