Lennox & Addington County is a rapidly 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.
Greetings intrepid travellers! Welcome to the second portion of our final summer experience blog with Naturally L&A!
If you missed the first chapter of our Bon Echo feature, we encourage you to go check out! From hiking to scenic boat tours and coming face to face with the awe-inspiring legend and history surrounding Mazinaw Rock - it was the perfect kickoff to one of our most unforgettable adventures to date.
There are many attractions that draw visitors to Lennox and Addington County but one, often overlooked attribute is the abundance of live music being performed in numerous locations within the area. These will often feature national and international touring acts and can provide some amazing unexpected and rewarding experiences.
If you're looking for full weekends of live music experiences, Lennox and Addington has several wonderful options to explore.
For the final chapter in our summer series with Naturally L&A, 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!
Road cyclists are invited to enjoy a leisurely ride along some of the best roads in Ontario at the '2018 Discover L&A Ride'. This third annual event takes place along the roads of Lennox & Addington County on Saturday, September 22nd.
The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area proudly presents their final stargazing evenings of the 2018 season. Witness the ‘almost’ Autumn sky on Friday, September 14th & Saturday, September 15th from approximately 8:30 – 10pm (weather permitting).
Although there's still plenty of fishing season left, this post marks my final 2018 blogging trip in Lennox & Addington County. I'm so grateful to have had the chance to work with Lennox & Addington County over the past few weeks as I explored the region documenting my fishing adventures. For the final stop on this memorable tour, I headed off to chase smallmouth bass on Mazinaw Lake with my significant other and our pup. I hadn't been to this area since I was a kid so it was wonderful to revisit this location, which is even more beautiful than I remembered.
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.
My wife Cathy and I have had the opportunity to explore all twelve of the Lennox & Addington County Trails road cycling routes over the course of a summer and fall. We cycle a lot and were excited to tackle these well-marked bike routes. Each of the loops are unique and, no matter what you're looking for, chances are you'll find it within this cycling network.
If you are driving west along the Bath road past the sprawling bedroom community of Amherstview (named after its commanding view of Jeffrey Amherst’s grand island) you will encounter some distinct reminders of our Loyalist heritage.