With an abundance of beautiful lakes and some of the most beautiful scenery in Ontario, Frontenac County is a great place to enjoy an authentic Canadian experience. Read on to discover the 5 best ways to explore Frontenac County this Fall!
1. A-Maze-ing Fun In Wolfe Island This Fall
Getting lost can be half the fun! Take the ferry from Kingston to revel in a family-friendly adventure on Wolfe Island (part of County of Frontenac) as a legendary maze is carved out of an entire field of corn. The Corn Maze on Wolfe Island features two mazes this year, as well as mid-point refreshments. Want to make the experience even more intriguing? Ask about reserving a spot in a flashlight night event!
Experience nature up close and personal, by walking trails among rock, trees and wildlife. Frontenac Provincial Park provides extensive hiking and paddling routes, through more than 100 km of looped backpacking and hiking trails, and through 22 lakes! This is where backcountry recreation comes alive as avid hikers can explore Canadian Shield and lush green wilderness. Frontenac Provincial Park’s 5,355 hectares even offers 48 interior campsites, so excursions don’t have to end at dusk.
3. Discover Fall By Pedal Power
Watch the colours change before you as you pedal through the field, forest and alongside the water while exploring Frontenac County. The K&P Trail is a 63-km dedicated off-road trail that makes for perfect fall cycling, hiking and even equestrian activities. Unique vantage points along the Cataraqui Trail make for unforgettable fall foliage views – cycling is encouraged on this 103 km trail that stretches from Smiths Falls to Strathcona.
Gould Lake Conservation Area located just outside of Sydenham in Frontenac County is a natural summer haven. This area begs to be discovered with more than 20 km of trails across rolling and rugged terrain. The wetland, woods and shoreline are perfect for wildlife viewing along the way. Another neat feature is the throwback to another time when mica mines operated near Gould Lake.
5. Drop Your Line And See What You Find
Try your hand at kayak fishing. The calm, clear lakes of Frontenac Provincial Park provide the perfect environment for kayak fishing. Rental shops like the Frontenac Outfitters can set you up with a kayak and all the fishing gear you need. Glide through the water while angling for smallmouth bass, lake trout, perch and pike.
Edited & Updated By Lindsay Medeiros