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Springtime on Amherst Island

April 17, 2019
Amanda Chalk

It was a beautiful spring day for a drive. Shortly after heading out, I found myself on the Loyalist Parkway enjoying the scenery along Lake Ontario.

The ferry to Amherst Island was right ahead, a place in Lennox and Addington County that I have yet to visit. With no firm plans for the day, I turned to join the line to board the new end loading ferry boat.

Early Spring Beauty on Full Display at Menzel Centennial

April 8, 2019
Amanda Chalk

The Menzel Centennial Provincial Nature Reserve is a spot my family and I have planned on visiting for quite some time. Now that spring has finally arrived, we figured it was the perfect time to get out and explore. We gathered up our hiking gear - including our rubber boots - and made our way towards Roblin.

Back in the Paddle after a Long Winter

April 8, 2019
Rob Plumley

I've had the itch to go paddling basically since I put the kayak away in October. With the balmy weather Southeastern Ontario experienced over the weekend -- yes, 9 degrees Celsius is considered balmy compared to what our Spring has been like so far -- I decided to head out on my first paddle of the season.

A Visit to the Museum and Archives

April 3, 2019
Amanda Chalk

April showers make for the perfect days to visit the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives. During a recent visit to the museum, I was able to step back in time and view the area from a different perspective through the artwork of long time Amherst Island resident Shirley Miller, in the exhibit titled “Revisiting Special Moments: A Retrospective, Reflecting the life on Amherst Island, Friends and Family,” on display until April 6th.

Plans Underway for Mountain Biking Trails in the L&A County Forest

March 7, 2019
Rob Plumley

Big changes are coming soon to one of Lennox & Addington's County Forest properties. This spring, a series of mountain biking trails will be developed within the forest in the quiet hamlet of Flinton in Addington Highlands. 

Lennox & Addington County owns five swaths totalling over 1,100 acres of forested lands in the Northbrook and Flinton areas. Officially known as "Forest 2", the 127-acre managed forest currently has about 3 kilometres of laneway around the perimeter that is ideal for leisurely strolls, bike rides, or skiing or snowshoeing during the winter. 

Get out and Enjoy Winter in #UnspoiledLA

December 12, 2018
Rob Plumley

The snow isn't here quite yet, but that doesn't mean you can't bundle up and enjoy the cold weather. There's lots to do this winter in Lennox & Addington County. Take a look at some of the fun activities that are available when the snow flies.

Shopping small in Lennox and Addington County

December 11, 2018
Amanda Chalk

You won't always find the perfect gift shopping online or in the big box stores. With this in mind, I recently decided to partake in a shopping trip to the village of Bath.

This quaint community is located along the Loyalist Parkway between Kingston and the Glenora Ferry. It overlooks Lake Ontario and offers a beautiful view of Amherst Island to the south.

Time to Get Shopping in Lennox & Addington

November 28, 2018
Rob Plumley

It's official... shopping season is here. Don't miss out on finding the perfect gifts that are available from merchants right here in Lennox & Addington County.

Here you can shop and enjoy the festive backdrop of inspiring heritage and rural charm. Chances are our towns, villages and hamlets have exactly what you're looking for.

Check out our list of great boutiques and one-of-a-kind stores.

Delicious Dining Destinations in Lennox & Addington

November 25, 2018
Mike Hector

Quite possibly the best part of the holiday season is the delicious food offerings at seemingly every turn. Whether you're visiting with friends & family, out and about shopping for gifts, or just don't feel like cooking, there are many great dining establishments to satisfy your palate here in Lennox & Addington County.

 

The Jiffy Grill

146 Main Street, Odessa

The Big Bright Light Show returns to Downtown Greater Napanee

November 7, 2018
Rob Plumley

If you're looking to get festive this holiday season, look no further than Downtown Greater Napanee. The Big Bright Light Show - and its 750,000 LED Christmas lights - is now happening nightly throughout the holiday season.