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Teeing it up in L&A County

August 8, 2020
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.

Favourite Paddling Destinations in L&A

August 1, 2020
Rob Plumley

If you enjoy the outdoors, Lennox & Addington is a great place to be. There are many trails to hike or ride, and nearly countless lakes and rivers to explore. 

Growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandparents' cottage on Beaver Lake. Most every day I could be found either in my Pop's old fishing boat, or paddling along the shoreline in a canoe. 

Fast forward twenty-plus years and, despite my childhood love of being out on the water, I rarely had the opportunity to do so. Life is busy and time flies. 

Fishing on Weslemkoon Lake

July 29, 2020
Ashley Rae

Summer is flying by in the blink of an eye but I'm grateful to have some fun memories to look back on while exploring Lennox & Addington County over the past few weeks. My latest adventure leads me to the north part of the region to see what species we could find while fishing on Weslemkoon Lake.

 

Explore Rural Beauty and Fascinating History on Amherst Island

July 22, 2020
Mike Hector

Steeped in history, and embraced by captivating country and lakeside views, Amherst Island is quickly becoming a rather popular place for both locals and travellers alike. Situated a mere three kilometres off the North shore of Lake Ontario between Kingston and Glenora, Amherst Island is a charming and absolutely breathtaking location prime for scenic drives, cycling, delicious local food and so much more.    

Sip and Sample Local Craft Beverages in L&A County

July 22, 2020
Mike Hector

Lennox & Addington County is an emerging destination for lovers of locally produced beer, cider, wine and spirits. The Ontario craft beverage scene is immense, and only getting bigger. Each year, local breweries, wine estates and distilleries attract scores of travellers looking to explore Ontario’s blooming bounty of craft bevies.

North & South Meet at Mellon Lake in #UnspoiledLA

July 20, 2020
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.

Inspired and Unwired: The Essence of Naturally L&A

July 19, 2020
Mike Hector

For many of us, the chaotic nature of life in the concrete jungle can eventually reach critical mass. Whether it’s a classic case of cubicle fever, or the persistent siege of car horns, emails and calendar updates - we all experience the inevitable need to break free of it - and escape. 

My Favourite Fishing Spots in Lennox & Addington County

July 15, 2020
Ashley Rae

Lennox & Addington County has a very special place in my heart. I grew up in this region and am so grateful to be able to showcase just a small sample of the fishing opportunities found here. Here's a short list of 3 of my favourite fishing spots here in L&A (that I've experienced so far).

 

The L&A County Dark Sky Viewing Area - The Best of Ontario’s Dark Side

July 12, 2020
Joe Gilker

Amateur astronomers have it tough these days. Urban sprawl is expanding, and with it, the light pollution is destroying our views of the night sky. Seeing anything but the moon, planets and brightest stars in close proximity to these dense urban centres is difficult to impossible. This is  true anywhere, but extremely prevalent in Southern to Southeastern Ontario along the Highway 401 corridor where I live. This region has the highest population density in Canada, and as a side effect, some of the worst and farthest reaching light pollution in the country.

Can you hear the Bon Echo?

July 1, 2020
Mike Hector

For our next sumer time excursion in Lennox & Addington, my partner Heidi and I set our sights to the northern portion of the county for a highly anticipated escape to The Addington Highlands. There, we would spend three days exploring the splendid scenery of Bon Echo Provincial Park. From hiking, kayaking and scenic boat tours to delicious local food and beyond - get ready for our biggest Lennox & Addington adventure yet!