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Lennox & Addington County is a great place to be if you love water sports.  Scuba diving, sailing, boating, wind surfing, canoeing - any activity you can do in the water, you can do in L&A.

Hot summer days are always better when you can take a cool, refreshing dip in the lake.  Several public beaches can be found in Lennox & Addington, offering great views, clean water and fun.  Here’s where you can find our sandy beaches:



*** Get Your Boating License. It's as Easy as 1-2-3. For more information, please visit ***Lennox & Addington County is loved by boating enthusiasts because of the diversity of the water bodies within our borders.  Each lake and river offers amazing scenic views, many accessible from the public boat launches listed below.

  • Ashby Lake (off Ashby Lake Road) [Map]
  • Ashby White Lake (off Ashby White Lake Road) [Map]
  • Bay of Quinte [Map]
  • Beaver Lake, (at Erinsville Lion’s Park) [Map]
  • Brooks Lake [Map]
  • Browns Lake [Map]
  • Camden Lake (along Moscow Road) [Map]
  • Mazinaw Lake (along North Mazinaw Heights Road) [Map]
  • Mazinaw Lake (at the Bon Echo Visitor Centre) [Map]
  • Napanee River (off Water Street) [Map]
  • Haley Lake (at Sheffield Conservation Area) [Map]
  • Hay Bay (along County Road 8) [Map]
  • Hay Bay (along County Road 8) [Map]
  • Hay Bay (along County Road 9) [Map]
  • Lake Ontario, Adolphustown (near ferry dock) [Map]
  • Lake Ontario, Adolphustown (UEL Heritage Centre) [Map]
  • Lake Ontario, Amherstview (Parrot’s Bay Conservation Area) [Map]
  • Long Mallory Lake [Map]
  • Salmon River, Roblin (East of County Road 41) [Map]
  • Odessa Lake (off Highway 38) [Map]
  • Skootamatta Lake (off Jacques Bay Road) [Map]
  • Skootamatta Lake (off Hughs Landing Road) [Map]
  • Skootamatta Lake [Map]


Since you’re already on the water, why not cast a line?  Click here to find out what fish are out there to be caught.

Great canoeing and kayaking possibilities exist in Lennox & Addington County.  Scootamatta River, Napanee River, Salmon River all offer long stretches that make for an enjoyable paddle. Our more than 100 lakes all offer great opportunities for canoeing or kayaking the shoreline.  In addition, great canoeing and portaging is available in Bon Echo Provincial Park on Joeperry and Pearson Lakes. There is also an extended canoe circuit which begins and ends in the park, with wilderness camping on crown land. The canoe circuit connects with others in eastern Ontario allowing you to put together a route which will take you to the Ottawa River.Try these links for other great canoeing and kayaking in Lennox & Addington.


Set sail to virtually anywhere in the world from Lennox & Addington County.  Our southern boundary fronts Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte is directly to the east, offering views of beautiful views of the shoreline. Loyalist Cove Marina in Bath and Conservation Park in Napanee allows visitors to dock and experience our great shops and restaurants.


Lennox & Addington is an underwater playground for scuba enthusiasts.  The final resting place of many schooners, tugs, and steamers can be found in Lake Ontario near the shoreline of L&A. Below is a list of a few found in or near the Amherst Island Graveyard. 



With dozens of lakes to choose from, opportunities for windsurfing are plentiful in Lennox & Addington County are plentiful.  The conditions on Lake Ontario are ideal, and many of our larger bodies of water like Beaver Lake, Hay Bay and Mazinaw Lake offer perfect for windsurfing, both summer and winter.  




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