Lennox and Addington County Council had the opportunity to tour facilities and visit attractions in the Northern part of the County on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Scattered with lakes and forests this region is a popular recreational and tourism area. From geocaching, camping, motorcycle tours and stargazing, Northern Lennox and Addington provides opportunity for new business ventures, while stable and prosperous communities offer an enticing home.

County Council participated in a similar tour of the Southern portion of the County this past December, following the municipal election.

The first stop on the tour was at Lennox and Addington’s popular tourist attraction, the Dark Sky Viewing Area on County Road 41 in Stone Mills Township. The Dark Sky Viewing Area is the most southerly point in Ontario that offers a night sky experience with no light pollution. Council viewed the newly expanded parking area which offers ample parking for visiting gazers as well as the large concrete pad for camera and telescope set up.

Continuing North, Council made frequent stops including visiting the sites of Capital Roads Reconstruction Projects on County Road 29, and County Road 30 in Addington Highlands Township.

Council visited the picturesque County Forest in the quiet hamlet of Flinton. The County Forest is one of five swaths of land owned by Lennox and Addington County in the Northbrook and Flinton areas. The 127-acre managed forest, currently has 3 kilometres of laneway around the perimeter that is ideal for leisurely strolls, bike rides, or skiing and snowshoeing during the winter. Council was able to review the progress on the new single-track mountain biking trails development project which commenced this spring.

Other stops on the tour included both the Northbrook and Denbigh Paramedic Bases, as well as the Social Services office in Northbrook.

The day’s events were concluded with a meeting of County Council held at the Addington Highlands municipal building in Flinton.

“Council is proud of all areas of Lennox and Addington County and the services each provide,” stated Warden Eric Smith. “The diversity of rural urban, and our remote areas are the foundation for thriving, progressive and inviting communities.”


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For more information, please contact:

Eric Smith
County of Lennox and Addington

Brenda Orchard
Chief Administrative Officer
County of Lennox and Addington