Menzel Centennial one of L&A County's best kept secrets

July 16, 2019
Rob Plumley

There’s definitely a lot to see and do here in Lennox & Addington County, particularly if you enjoy getting out and exploring our natural surroundings. 

One of my favourite hiking destinations could be L&A County's best-kept secret for nature lovers. Menzel Centennial Provincial Nature Reserve is located on Roblin Road, about 4.5 kilometres west of County Road 41 near the hamlet of Roblin. 

Find Unspoiled Natural Beauty at Beaver Lake

July 5, 2019
Rob Plumley

Beaver Lake could very well be my favourite place to visit in all of Lennox & Addington County. My grandparents lived on North Beaver and I spent a lot of my childhood there. I have many fond memories of my brother and I catching frogs, searching for crayfish, going canoeing, and taking rides in my Pop's old boat.

It had been a while since I had made the trip back to the lake so I took advantage of a sunny afternoon to spend some time out on the water. I loaded my kayak and fishing rod in the truck and off I went.

Don't miss these 7 Stops along the Loyalist Parkway

July 3, 2019
Rob Plumley

Summer is the perfect time to take a leisurely drive. You can't go wrong when you combine a bright, sunny day with unspoiled scenic vistas. With well over a thousand kilometres of roadways to choose from in Lennox & Addington, there's no shortage of ways to spend a day enjoying the open road.

Like birds? You'll Love the Feathered Friends Exhibit

June 25, 2019
Rob Plumley

Back in the spring JoAnne Himmelman, the L&A County Museum & Archives Curator, asked if I was available to help her and museum staff set up the new "Feathered Friends" exhibit that was due to arrive in Napanee in June. I'd never installed a museum exhibit before and it sounded like a lot of fun so I obliged without hesitation.

DSVA Visitor Cheat Sheet

June 24, 2019
Rob Plumley

Let's face it, visiting the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area is always a fun experience. But you can have an even more enjoyable time if you follow this simple list of hints & tips. 

These points are meant for first-timers, or those still relatively new to stargazing. We ask that you keep them top of mind during your visit.

Kayaking on Little Mellon Lake a Treat for Nature Lovers

June 18, 2019
Rob Plumley

One of my duties with L&A County is that I manage the popular Dark Sky Viewing Area north of Erinsville. It's a pretty fun part of the job, even though I sometimes get home well after midnight.

Riverbank Rentals now open along the Napaneee River waterfront

June 16, 2019
Rob Plumley

Riverbank Rentals has returned to the the Napanee River waterfront in Downtown Napanee for it's second season of operation. It is located in the parking lot beside The Waterfront River Pub & Terrace at 22 Water Street. Owner Harley Cunningham has a variety of kayaks and paddleboards available to rent, making The Napanee River more accessible than ever before.

Building the County Forest Trail

June 10, 2019
Rob Plumley

Many aren't aware that Lennox & Addington County manages more than 1,100 acres of forest on five parcels of land in Addington Highlands. The County Forest is certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards for sustainable forestry. Other than some signage at various points along the perimeter, the lands weren't actively promoted for the public's use.

Until now.

Hiking into Puzzle Lake Provincial Park

June 3, 2019
Rob Plumley

There are no shortage of places in Lennox & Addington for nature lovers to explore. Beautiful parks, conservation areas, lakes and rivers are enjoyed throughout the county. 

A Spring Hike at Bon Echo Provincial Park

May 24, 2019
Rob Plumley

My kids and I have a little tent trailer and camp at a handful of provincial and state parks every summer. My favourite destination is undoubtedly Bon Echo Provincial Park. Located just north of Cloyne in L&A County, Bon Echo is the only park that we make an annual visit to.