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We're found in the heart of beautiful Eastern Ontario, Canada. Only two hours from Toronto, Ottawa, and just three hours from Montreal, Lennox & Addington County offers an ideal touring experience for anyone seeking a day-long or extended excursion.

Stretching north from the shore of Lake Ontario, our 12 looping road cycling routes take you along well-maintained county roads for a tour that you won't soon forget. You'll experience the natural beauty, unique history and unforgettable rural charm that Lennox & Addington County has to offer.

We have the cycling tour you've been searching for in Lennox & Addington County. Please see below for more details.

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Other Trail Systems in L&A County

Lennox & Addington County shares the road with some great routes that take you across Ontario and beyond.

The Waterfront Trail gives riders a 900 km celebration of nature and culture, where peaceful countryside, small towns and big cities are linked together. Enjoy it for a day or make it a summer-long adventure. The Waterfront Trail passes through Lennox & Addington in Napanee and along the Loyalist Parkway (Highway 33).  For more details, visit www.waterfronttrail.org.

The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail. Located on the former Canadian National Railway line beginning just east of Napanee, the Cataraqui Trail takes you through many rural communities in Eastern Ontario.  Ideal for cycling, the trail can be also be used by hikers and horseback riders. In winter it is open to snowmobilers bearing a current Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail permit. Cross-country skiers are welcome to share the trail. For more details, visit www.cataraquitrail.ca.

The Trans Canada Trail is made up of close to 400 individual trails, each with unique and varied features.  One of the largest volunteer projects ever undertaken in Canada, the Trans Canada Trail offers countless opportunities to explore and discover.  The Kaladar Trail leg of the Trans Canada Trail passes through Lennox and Addington County.  For more details, visit www.tctrail.ca.

A: Newburgh 

Length:  30 km, Moderate
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The perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon, this route takes you through the beautiful village of Newburgh. Offering rolling hills and long flat stretches, you can challenge your endurance or make this ride a leisurely excursion. There are many places to stop along the way to enjoy the wide-open spaces and still be back in time for lunch or dinner. This loop takes you through the communities of Newburgh, Napanee and Camden East.

B: Napanee River

Length:  24 km, Moderate
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This is a great route, offering picturesque views of the Napanee River and the Bay of Quinte.  You could complete this loop it in an hour or take three hours and enjoy the river's edge and rolling hills. There's a lot to see and enjoy.

C: Camden

Length:  63 km
Difficulty:  Moderate
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The Camden Route surrounds the Camden Lake Wildlife Management Area and provides picturesque farmland, charming villages, and natural beauty, making this loop a memorable experience. The rolling hills and long flat stretches found along this ride are appealing to almost all cycling enthusiasts.  This route takes you through the communities of Camden East, Odessa, Wilton, Yarker, Colebrook, Moscow, Enterprise and Centreville.

 

D: Shoreline

Length:   71
Difficulty:  Moderate
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Long before we ever considered trekking in this region, the United Empire Loyalists walked this beautiful countryside. Farmland, apple orchards, and vineyards now dominate this route as you glimpse our past through a number of historical sights. Nearly half of the distance of this route follows the shoreline of Lake Ontario along the Loyalist Parkway. You may need two days for this loop because there is so much to see.  This ride takes you through the communities of Napanee, Adolphustown, Conway, Sandhurst and Bath.

 

E: Hay Bay

Length:  44 km, Easy
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Most of this route is along the shore of Hay Bay and the Bay of Quinte. This loop takes you past farmland, cottages and campgrounds that overlook some of the best Walleye fishing waters you'll find anywhere.  It's not the fishing that will impress you however; it's the breathtaking blend of rural settings that overlook the beautiful waterways that make this route so memorable.

 

F: Sheffield

Length:  78 km, Challenging
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You could call this the transition route. The land surrounding the village of Tamworth is dotted with working farms, wetlands and limestone outcroppings. As you travel north the landscape changes rapidly, giving way to spectacular views of granite and evergreens that dominate the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. This ride takes you through the communities of Tamworth, Erinsville, Arden and Kaladar. 

 

G: Salmon River 

Length:  54 km, Easy
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This route offers nearly equal distances north, east, south, and west. There are many opportunities to stop for refreshments at a village store or at one of the points where you cross the Salmon River. This is a favourite route for cycling enthusiasts because it offers a combination of some paved shoulder and quiet back roads. This ride takes you through the communities of Napanee, Newburgh, Croydon, Roblin and Selby.  

H: Buckshot Lake

Length:  102 km, Challenging
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This is the most challenging of our routes. Taking you through the ups and downs of the Canadian Shield, this route travels through the famous Bon Echo Provincial Park.  Beauty surrounds you while you meander for kilometre after kilometre past wetlands, lakes, and rugged wilderness.  Tell your friends about stops along the way like Cloyne, Vennachar Junction, Myers Cave and Plevna. 

 

 I:  Flinton Road 

Length:  37 km, Moderate
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This route may be best suited for hybrid or mountain biking as it offers a combination of hard surface and dirt road. The northern and western portions of this route are on the Bridgewater Road while the southern and eastern portions are on the Old Flinton Road.  Take your time and be sure to bring your camera because the scenery is fantastic along this loop.

J:  Odessa

Length:  28 km, Moderate
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The Odessa route is an inviting morning or afternoon excursion where you travel almost equal distances in all four directions past great views and a glimpse into our past. You will notice many landmarks and settlements of the United Empire Loyalists, and there's time to stop and learn more about the history of this region. This ride takes you through the communities of Odessa, Violet, Millhaven and Amherstview.

K: Amherstview

Length:  24 km, Easy
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Take your time and enjoy the breathtaking waterfront vistas and the beauty of the homes in Amherstview. Be sure to stop at Fairfield Park to skip some stones on Lake Ontario or visit Fairfield House and learn about the history of this United Empire Loyalist homestead. The Amherstview route offers many activities along the way, so it will take longer than the distance would suggest.



L: White Lake

Length:  24 km, Challenging
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You will be surprised at how challenging this route can be.  Rolling hills, lakes, and wetlands describe the landscape, but there are very few flat stretches to be found. When you are not coasting down one hill, you are travelling up another. This route offers frequent changes in terrain and never lets you go very long without testing your conditioning.  You'll get a great workout on this ride.

About the Trails

The Lennox & Addington County Trails include 12 looping routes consisting of 600 kilometres of paved roadway where you never retrace your path, yet are able to end where you began.

The L&A County Trails are found in the heart of beautiful Eastern Ontario. Stretching northward from the shore of Lake Ontario, the routes are found on well-maintained county and select local roadways – ideal for on-road cycling enthusiasts.  As you travel, you'll experience the natural beauty, unique history, and unforgettable rural charm that Lennox & Addington has to offer.

Some routes are more challenging than others but all are well-marked, easily accessible, and promise to be exciting. Whether you're on your bike, in your car, walking, or in-line skating, the L&A County Trails are an ideal getaway for anyone seeking a day-long or extended excursion.

Are you a tour organizer or a member of a bicycle club?  Give us a call at 613-354-4883  or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We'll send you an information package about all the great things there are to see and do in Lennox and Addington County.  We'll do everything we can to make your club's stay in L&A a memorable and enjoyable experience.  

Want a copy of our L&A County Trails brochure?  In it you'll find suggested routes, area attractions, and details about where to find eat, where to stay, and where to shop.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'd be happy to send you a copy.

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Please note that many of the "L&A County Trails" currently are equipped with extended shoulders, however, some sections are currently without this feature.  Some of the routes travel along busier roadways (i.e. County Road & Highway 41, Highway 7, County Road 2 & County Road 1) and have sections with partial or no paved shoulder available.  You may wish to click on the 'Google Map' links found below and plan alternate stretches while on these routes. Cyclists using the L&A County Trails are asked to use caution and best judgement while on our routes to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to Lennox & Addington County.

Discover L&A Ride

Discover L&A Ride
History | Scenery | Music | Brew

Date: September 23, 2017
10am Departure Time
58 km Ride
Start/Finish Location: MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company, 1915 County Road 22, Bath, Ontario


Hop on your bike and enjoy the '2017 Discover L&A Ride', happening in Lennox & Addington County on September 23rd!

Beginning at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company at 10am, this 58-kilometre journey takes you along paved roads that overlook the water's edge and authentic rural Eastern Ontario landscapes. Rest stops are at fascinating historic sites, beautiful parks, and award-winning wineries & apple orchards for a day of cycling you won't soon forget.

For only $25, participants will ride some of the best roads in the province, receive a fun event souvenir (for the first 150 to register), taste some delicious L&A County wines, and enjoy an ice-cold glass of MacKinnon Brother's brew at the end of the ride!

This event is proudly presented by Lennox & Addington County and the L&A County Trails Cycling Network. For registration details, route information, rest stop descriptions, and much more, please visit www.DiscoverRide.ca. Enjoy the ride!

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More Fun

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We have the tour you've been searching for in Lennox & Addington County, and we want to make your visit as easy and stress-free as possible. Brand new for the 2015 touring season, the 'Touring Lennox & Addington App' is now available for iPhone.

Whether you're on your bicycle, in your car, or on your motorcycle, tour the open road with ease in L&A County. Click here to learn more!


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Do the Dozen Challenge

Are you up for the challenge? We want to reward you for experiencing each of the L&A County Trails. Cycle all twelve of our routes and you'll receive special recognition for your effort.

Unique checkpoint signage has been installed especially for the Do the Dozen Challenge - one along each of our twelve looping routes. Locate these checkpoints, scan the QR code (or record a 6-digit code to input later) and you will receive credit for completing that loop.

Cycle each route, locate all 12 checkpoints and you've completed the challenge!

There is no time restriction on 'doing the dozen', so take as long as you wish – days, weeks, months, or even years. Once you complete each of the twelve County Trails routes, your name will be forever etched onto our "Do the Dozen Challenge Virtual Cup", and you will have a chance to win a great L&A County prize package.

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REGISTER FOR THE DO THE DOZEN CHALLENGE

Click here to view general checkpoint locations.

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To find specific checkpoint sign location details, click on the individual route itineraries or on the Google map links under the "Route Information" tab.

Submit your 'Do the Dozen' cycling experiences and post photos on our Facebook page.

 

 

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Eat, Shop, Stay & Play

Dining

Lennox & Addington County offers dining choices to suit any taste. With dozens of dining establishments offering delicious home-cooked meals to fine dining opportunities and everything in between, our restaurants will be sure to satisfy your cravings.

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Shopping

When you visit Lennox & Addington County, enjoy a relaxing pace in the backdrop of inspiring heritage and rural charm. Our towns, villages and hamlets each have their own unique attributes and shopping opportunities. Plan a great shopping day in L&A County.

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Accommodations

Looking for a comfortable night's stay in a spacious hotel or a cozy bed & breakfast? Or maybe you would like to experience a rustic camping adventure. Whatever you're searching for, L&A County has a wide range of options that we're sure will work for you.

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Attractions

When visiting Lennox & Addington County, be sure to take the time to visit some of great local attractions. From scenic gardens to historic tours and everything in between, we're sure you'll find something fun to keep you entertained.

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County of Lennox & Addington
97 Thomas Street East
Napanee, ON K7R 4B9
CANADA
tourism@lennox-addington.on.ca
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