Frontenac County South

Frontenac County South

Frontenac County South is home to over 75 lakes and includes iconic destinations like the historic Rideau Canal and the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, a UNESCO-recognized biosphere that houses a diverse array of rare species.

Nature enthusiasts can choose from a variety of trails such as the Rideau Trail and Cataraqui Trail to explore.

Learn about Frontenac’s history at one of its many museums, sail to local islands and gear up for kayaking in one or more picturesque waterways.

Map of Frontenac County South

Where is Frontenac County South?

Frontenac County South is nestled between the city of Kingston and the historic town of Gananoque.

Visitors from Toronto can reach the county in 2–3 hours via Highway 401 (east), while those coming from Ottawa can take a similar drive west on Highway 401 or Highway 2. Travelling by VIA Rail is also an option.

Wolfe Island, Howe Island and stops within the 1,000 Islands are accessible by ferries from the mainland.

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Things to do in Frontenac County South

Plan an outdoor adventure

Frontenac Provincial Park is home to canoe routes in 22 lakes and over 100 kilometres of looped hiking trails. Additionally, the Mink Lake Lookout is a great spot for pictures.

Visit a hidden gem

Verona Ontario is a recreational playground for those who enjoy water activities. Rock Lake, Howe's Lake and Eagle Lake are a few of the many options to visit for fishing or boating.

Learn about the region’s past

The South Frontenac Museum in Hartington includes a collection of vintage photographs and artifacts exploring the region’s past and its notable contributions during the world wars.

Play golf at local courses

Golf lovers can make a trip to Inverary Golf & Country Club or Rivendell Golf Club. Both courses are 18 holes and provide cart rentals.

Explore nearby islands

Big Sandy Bay in Wolfe Island is home to a secluded sand beach where visitors can take in the sights, commune with nature and witness rare bird and plant species native to the region.

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Last updated: June 6, 2024

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