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Teeing it up in L&A County

August 15, 2019
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.

Geocaching in L&A County Comes Naturally

August 12, 2019
Joe Tisdale

I've been geocaching for over ten years now, and have travelled throughout North America seeking those little containers hidden in some truly awesome spots.

I found my first ever geocache right here in Napanee on January 12, 2009. It was called “Paper House” and it was located at N 44° 15.577 W076° 58.257, or for you non-geocachers, near Walmart. Being new to Napanee and not knowing much of the area, I thought it would be a good idea to use geocaching as a way to tour my new home town, and that is just what I did.

MEGA Geocaching Event returns to L&A County on August 17th

August 7, 2019
Rob Plumley

Geocachers from across North America and around the world will soon be visiting Lennox & Addington County, Ontario for the Discover L&A MEGA Geocaching Event. The event takes place on Saturday, August 17th. This event is hosted in partnership with the L&A County Geocachers and the Lennox & Addington Economic Development Office.

North & South Meet at Mellon Lake in #UnspoiledLA

August 6, 2019
Rob Plumley

The Lennox & Addington County boundaries fall within a long and narrow portion of Eastern Ontario. Driving from the most southerly point of Amherst Island north to the hamlet of Denbigh takes well over two hours to complete.

It's a beautiful journey. Southern views are dotted with bustling rural communities and areas of actively farmed land. The northern portion of the County is dominated by the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield and too many lakes & rivers to count.

Get a Hands-on Bee Experience in Tamworth

July 24, 2019
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 new "Bee Experience".

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.