The L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area is currently closed to visitors
To be in this together, we need to stay apart. We are calling upon everyone to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Province of Ontario announced that outdoor recreational amenities such as sports fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic areas, park shelters, community and condo gardens, and others are closed. The Dark Sky Viewing Area falls within these items.
We will re-open the DSVA when we are permitted to do so. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe!
The most southerly dark sky site in Ontario
Located at 7980 County Road 41, (37 kilometres north of Napanee) the L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area is the most southerly point in Ontario that offers a night sky experience very similar to what was available more than 100 years ago.
The site has ample parking and includes a large concrete pad for camera or telescope setup. The DSVA is perfect for anyone looking to observe the natural wonder of the stars. The viewing area is open from dusk until dawn - no registration required. Admission is free! View the night sky is it is meant to be seen.
Location & Directions
N 44° 33’32.92 W 77° 06’59.61
From Highway 401:
- Take Exit 579 (Napanee, Kaladar)
- Head NORTH along County Road 41 for 37 kilometres.
- You will pass through the communities of Selby, Roblin and Erinsville.
- The L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area will be on your LEFT, just before the entrance to the Sheffield Conservation Area.
From Highway 7:
- Upon reaching Kaladar, head SOUTH at the intersection of County Road 41 and Highway 7.
- Follow County Road 41 for 11 kilometres.
- The L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area will be on your RIGHT, just past the entrance to the Sheffield Conservation Area.