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Route Itineraries for a Perfect Colour Tour

September 14, 2020
Rob Plumley

Autumn is my favourite season. The humidity of the summer is mostly gone, the nights are cool, and the days are still warm enough to keep the heavy jacket in the back of the closet.

With the exception of raking the lawn - and raking again, and again - there's nothing not to like about this time of year. Despite the work that goes along with keeping the yard in order, seeing the colours that Mother Nature unveils every fall is well worth it. 

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A Colourful Paddle on Deerock Lake

September 13, 2020
Rob Plumley

When I talk to folks about kayaking I've had a few people mention to me how great a spot Deerock Lake is to paddle. I added it to my bucket list of places to visit and I finally made the trip on a sunny morning in early-October of 2019.

They weren't exaggerating - Deerock Lake Conservation Area may be the absolute most beautiful place I've ever been to. I can hardly wait to go back again this year.

September is Prime Cycling Season

September 8, 2020
Rob Plumley

When the calendar turns to September, prime cycling season arrives here in South Eastern Ontario. The days are usually a bit cooler and there is less humidity than earlier in the summer, making conditions just right to hop on your bike and enjoy a ride.

Lennox & Addington offers some of the best road cycling routes in the province. Our County roads are in terrific shape, and many are equipped with extended paved shoulders that provide added safety to riders.

Find Unspoiled Natural Beauty at Beaver Lake

September 2, 2020
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.

Fun on the Farm at Hickory Lane Alpacas

September 1, 2020
Rob Plumley

Although I was born and raised here in Lennox & Addington, I've never really been exposed to the ins and outs of farming, despite all the great agricultural operations in our area. 

I've done hay once in my life (which was plenty) and other than help my childhood neighbour get his cows back on the right side of the fence every now and then, I haven't had much exposure to that way of life.

Capturing Lennox & Addington County

August 26, 2020
Rob Plumley

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to call Lennox & Addington my home.

Given the nature of my job with the County, it's in my best interest to shout from the rooftops about how great life is here. Don't get me wrong, I really do think that we live in a special place. But recently I had a chance to take a step back and experience our County from a visitor's perspective.

It re-affirmed my belief about how good we've got it here in L&A. 

Smallmouth Bass on Mazinaw Lake

August 24, 2020
Ashley Rae

For the next stop on my memorable tour of Lennox & Addington County, I headed off to chase smallmouth bass on Mazinaw Lake with my significant other and our pup. I hadn't been to this area since I was a kid so it was wonderful to revisit this location, which is even more beautiful than I remembered.

 

Get a Hands-on Bee Experience in Tamworth

August 16, 2020
Rob Plumley

There's a unique agri-tourism attraction here in Lennox & Addington that is generating a lot of buzz, both literally and figuratively. 

I recently had the opportunity to visit The Bee Spot, a small family-operated apiary located at 695 Addison Street in Tamworth, to take part in their "Bee Experience".

Teeing it up in L&A County

August 8, 2020
Rob Plumley

I'm not a good golfer. Yes, I have a set of golf clubs. I own a pair of golf shoes. I have ample golf balls stored away in my big fancy golf bag. I may look the part. But make no mistake, I'm not a good golfer. Not by a long shot.

That's what's great about golf. For the average duffer, once you accept the fact that you're not going to make it look easy, you can still have fun shanking shots from the rough to the bunker to the occasional fairway and green.

Favourite Paddling Destinations in L&A

August 1, 2020
Rob Plumley

If you enjoy the outdoors, Lennox & Addington is a great place to be. There are many trails to hike or ride, and nearly countless lakes and rivers to explore. 

Growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandparents' cottage on Beaver Lake. Most every day I could be found either in my Pop's old fishing boat, or paddling along the shoreline in a canoe. 

Fast forward twenty-plus years and, despite my childhood love of being out on the water, I rarely had the opportunity to do so. Life is busy and time flies.