Frontenac County North

Frontenac County North

Frontenac County North spans nearly 4,000 square kilometres, ranging from pristine wilderness areas in the north to the shores of the St. Lawrence River

Frontenac Provincial Park is a highlight of the region but a drive further north will lead you to the North Frontenac Astronomy Park, a Dark Sky Preserve.

Enjoy water activities in Sharbot Lake Provincial Park and embark on a scenic hike on the Trans Canada Trail or K&P Trail.

Experience the natural wonders of the northern area of Frontenac County.

Map of Frontenac County North

Where is Frontenac County North?

Frontenac County North is uniquely situated along the southern section of the Canadian Shield. With the Rideau Lakes District to its east and historic Lennox and Addington County to the west, this area is the pinnacle of rural Ontario life.

From Toronto, drive east for three hours via the 401 Expressway to reach the region. Those travelling from Ottawa can drive west via Highway 7 and arrive within two hours.

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Things to do in Frontenac County North

Witness stunning night skies

The North Frontenac Astronomy Park has the darkest skies in Ontario, making it one of the best places for stargazing. Be prepared to view thousands of stars and twinkling planets.

Hike across granite cliffs

Long Schooner Lake and Round Schooner Lake offer hiking trails along granite rocks, as well as water access-only campsites, so you can enjoy the wonders of nature without distractions.

Learn about the region’s history

The Bon Echo Provincial Park is home to the 100-metre-high Mazinaw Rock featuring over 260 Indigenous pictographs, providing a unique glimpse into the region’s history and culture.

Go for a scenic hike

The Palmerston-Canonto Conservation Area (PCCA) includes seven hiking trails ranging from 300 metres to one kilometre in length providing amazing photo opportunities and nature views.

Have coffee at a historic store

Plan a visit to Trousdale's General Store to taste their delicious coffee. It is Canada's Oldest General Store and includes a gift shop where you can buy merchandise and products.

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Last updated: February 16, 2024

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