Lennox and Addington North
Balancing the historical sites and small-town hospitality of Lennox and Addington’s Lake Ontario coastline, the county’s northern rural territory is dotted with picturesque lakes, nature reserves, epic hiking trails and, best of all, an unrivalled view of the stars at night. Travel into the countryside to explore Bon Echo, one of Ontario’s most striking provincial parks, and stop by Sheffield Conservation Area at night to see the Milky Way in all its glory.
To learn more about all there is to see and do in Lennox and Addington County North, scroll down or visit the area’s tourism website.
Where is Lennox and Addington North?
Located in Eastern Ontario, this slim county stretches from the northeast coastline of Lake Ontario into the Addington Highlands countryside just west of the city of Ottawa. Just two hours west of Ottawa and three hours northeast of Toronto, Lennox and Addington (North) is accessible via Highway 7, the 401 Expressway and Highway 28.
Things to do in Lennox and Addington North
Lennox and Addington County makes going outside the main event. Whether you’re a naturalist, an angler, a photographer or just someone who wants to breathe in fresh air and recharge, Lennox and Addington will astound your senses.
It’s home to more than 100 lakes with spectacular views that will light up your Instagram account. This beautiful area has water in abundance and is a boater's playground with lots of unique lakes and rivers to explore. Launch your canoe or kayak and follow one of our pre-planned routes to make your paddling experience even more fun. Like to fish? Walleye, large- and smallmouth bass, northern pike and trout are just some of the species that can be caught here.
Lennox and Addington County is home to Bon Echo Provincial Park, one of the most beautiful Provincial Parks in Ontario. The park has 530 campsites that include over 200 electrical-serviced sites, 30 back country canoe and hike-in sites, and 21 roofed accommodation structures. At an astounding 1.5 km long and 100 m high, Mazinaw Rock is a spectacular sight. Add in the 260 Indigenous pictographs dotted on its front and this natural wonder turns into and interactive art gallery for you and your family to decipher.
With a near endless supply of trails to hike, you’ll love every step you take in Lennox and Addington's forests, parks and conservation areas. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and see what kind of bird you can spy, as more than 350 species call this area home. Also, keep an eye out for some of the 1,500+ geocaches hidden in communities here, making Lennox and Addington one of the premiere geocaching destinations in Canada.
If you like two-wheeled adventures, Lennox and Addington has some of the best road cycling routes in Ontario. Our scenic roads have ample curves, rolling hills and lots of paved shoulders. The routes take you through many charming rural communities, with each offering plenty of places to stop and take a break and enjoy a meal. There are also a number of off-road routes and rail trails to explore that mountain bikers love, including the Lennox & Addington Forest Trails in Flinton.
There’s lots to see at night in Lennox and Addington, home to the Lennox and Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area – the most southerly dark sky site in Ontario, with viewing conditions very similar to what was available more than a century ago. Come see the night sky the way it was meant to be seen.
Neighbourhoods and districts in Lennox and Addington North
The northernmost community in the county, the town is located where Highways 28 and 41 converge and is close to both Denbigh Lake and Rose Hill Nature Reserve.
At the southern tip of beautiful Weslemkoon Lake, filled with a smattering of freshwater islands, this town offers access to the lake and quaint cottages to enjoy a night in.
Located on Highway 41 just on Lennox and Addington County’s border, Cloyne is a good place to stop before or after your trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park.
Between the charming town of Northbrook and access to Puzzle Lake Provincial Park, at the intersection of highways 7 and 41 visit Kaladar on your way to northern Lennox and Addington.
This hamlet can be found on the beautiful Skootamatta River whose falls were once used to power many mills. The Flinton Creek runs nearby and joins the Skottamatta River downstream of the community.
Small town, big charm. Sometimes you find the best things in unexpected places. Northbrook is such a community. The nicest folks, the best of rural Ontario and some pretty cool things to see and do.
Things to know about visiting Lennox and Addington North
Whether you’re still in the planning stages or you’re already on your trip to Lennox and Addington, it’s nice to learn what the locals know about the city.
Where to shop local
Just north of Kaladar in Northbrook, check out Explorer’s Eco-Emporium, a quirky shop where visitors can find, well, just about anything!
Insider's tip for family fun
Don’t miss the famous Land O’Lakes Rescue Petting Farm in Cloyne, a fun, safe and educational experience for the whole family.
Pick up all the last-minute grocery supplies and fishing and outdoor essentials you’ll need at quaint Glaeser’s Country Store in Denbigh, and discover unexpected treasures as well, like original art, beautiful gems and unique gifts and crafts.
Last updated: December 15, 2022