New adventures lie around every corner in the Land O’Lakes
Outdoor adventures await in the Land O’Lakes! Our comfy inns and character-filled B&B's give you a place to rest after a day spent through the nearly 600 kilometres of trails that criss-cross through the region. If you plan to stay awhile, Land O’Lakes offers a wide range of camping experiences – from spacious RV-friendly sites, to more remote areas that are only accessible by water.
Speaking of water, there’s plenty of it in the . Imagine being able to visit different lake every day for 13 years! With 5, 000 lakes in the region – some of the world’s greatest fishing and boating opportunities can be found right here.
There’s lots to do off the water too! The Land O'Lakes is ! Hop on your bike and ride on some of the best roads in Ontario. They'll give you a good dose of natural beauty and a taste of the area’s history. Routes take you through rolling farmlands, small towns and historical sites commemorating the first settlements of the United Empire Loyalists. If you don’t have a bike, no worries! Take a 4-wheeled tour along some routes that offer some equally awesome scenery and sites.
If you're looking to do something a little different, might be right up your alley. Using smartphones or GPS devices you can find literally thousands of geocaches in the Land O'Lakes! It's a great way to explore and discover places off the beaten path. While you’re out and about, take in the unspoiled natural scenery and give a try to see if you can spot a few of the 356 species that call the Land O’Lakes wilderness home.
If you plan to stay awhile, Land O’Lakes offers a wide range of camping experiences – from spacious RV-friendly sites, to more remote areas that are only accessible by water. Take in the unspoiled natural scenery and give bird watching a try to see if you can spot a few of the 356 species that call the Land O’Lakes wilderness home.
Try your hand at kayak fishing
Once you’ve had your fill of the Land O’Lakes biking trails, take to the water in your own kayak or canoe for a serene trip along dozens of paddle routes. Just to put it in perspective, over 5, 000 lakes at your disposal means you could be paddling a different lake every day for the next 13 years!
If you don’t have that much time, begin with a scenic route that still gives you a good challenge. A great place to start is in Frontenac Provincial Park. Semi-wilderness routes located along the southern boundary of the Canadian Shield take you past granite outcroppings, vast natural wetlands constructed by beavers and mixed forests where you can catch glimpses of wildlife including white-tailed deer, black bears and otters.
The calm, clear lakes of Frontenac Provincial Park also provide the perfect environment for kayak fishing. Rental shops like the Land O’Lakes Outfitters can set you up with a kayak and all the fishing gear you need. Glide through the water while angling for smallmouth bass, lake trout, perch and pike.
Cottages rentals in Ontario come with clear, starry skies
Weekend cottage rentals and golf vacations in the Land o’ Lakes region get you away from the haze of artificial city lights and let you sleep under a canopy of stars instead. And if you‘ve ever wondered what the night sky looked like 100 years ago, spend a night stargazing at the Lennox-Addington County Dark Sky Viewing Area. The site is located in the Sheffield Conservation Area just north of the 401 on County Road 41 – 36 kilometers north of Napanee, Ontario. Professional astronomers have said the Dark Sky Viewing Area is in the most southerly point in the province where you can still get a perfect, unimpeded view of the night sky. Stargazers can marvel at the annual Perseid meteor shower in early August, or catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights or the nebulae that make up just a tiny part of our Milky Way Galaxy. You don’t need to bring any professional
equipment on your cottage trip to enjoy the celestial sights here. Though, a decent pair of binoculars or a camera is always recommended. Astronomers, along with casual cottagers can set up their cameras and telescopes on the
site’s tennis-court-sized concrete viewing area. But if you’d rather stay cozy through the night, you can just as easily take in the cosmos from the comfort of a warm blanket and a lawn chair before returning to your cottage.