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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.

A Springtime Paddle on the Salmon

May 21, 2019
Rob Plumley

South Eastern Ontario is finally experiencing seasonal temperatures so I decided to pack up the kayak and head to the Salmon River.

When I pulled my truck into the boat launch parking lot in Roblin, I immediately noticed the water level was about as high as I've ever seen it. Not at all surprising, considering the amount of rain we've encountered so far this spring.

The 2019 Discover L&A County MEGA Geocaching Event is August 17th

May 10, 2019
Rob Plumley

Geocachers, we're 99 days away from the 2019 Discover L&A County Geocaching Event!

Join 1,000 of your closest friends in Lennox & Addington County! We're the only MEGA in Canada, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity. Signal the Mascot returns to L&A, and Kelli, a staffer from Groundspeak HQ in Seattle, WA will be attending her first ever MEGA event! Let's show her a good time!!!

Check out some updates below...

 

7 Places in L&A to Watch the Water Flow (With a Full Belly)

May 7, 2019
Rob Plumley

When spring arrives, so too does the rain. We can't control the weather, but at least we can enjoy some of the effects of the steady showers in April and May.

I recently had a chance to get a first-hand look at some of the magnificent flows of water at locations across the County. I also happened to stop by a few bakeries and restaurants along the way.

Take a look at some of my favourite places to see a waterfall (with a full belly) in Lennox & Addington.

 

An Afternoon Hike along the Cataraqui Trail

April 24, 2019
Amanda Chalk

A friend recently shared a photo of their bicycle ride on the Cataraqui Trail. A place on my ‘to visit in Lennox and Addington’ list that I’ve been meaning to cross off. Now that the leaves are starting to bud on the trees, and the ground was drying up, I decided to check out what was once the old CN Railway that crosses through Lennox and Addington County, and set out for an afternoon hike.

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.