We love winter in L&A
There’s lots to do this winter in Lennox & Addington County. Take a look at some of the fun activities that are available when the snow flies.
In L&A we are snowmobile central. You don’t have to live here to access over 200 km of trails making us one of the premier snowmobiling networks in Ontario.
Remember to get your OFSC permit (required for all OFSC trails) then ride the trails across L&A County from Napanee to Arden; Perth Road Village to Amherstview; and up north through some amazing trails in Addington Highlands.
The Lennox and Addington Ridge Runners snowmobile club is a member of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC). Based in Yarker, the Ridge Runners have been looking after the local snowmobile trails for citizens and visitors since 1969. They are a great resource for local snowmobile events, trail conditions and news.
Exceptional trails make for a great day snowmobiling!
Ice skating awaits
With over 100 lakes and rivers, when it comes to skating, we’ve got you covered! But, please be cautious and check whether conditions and ice safety first.
Throughout the winter the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee also hosts public skates. They also have skates, helmets and skate gliders available to rent or use.
In Amherstview, public skating is available at the WJ Henderson Recreation Centre. And, in Tamworth you can take a spin on the ice at the Community Centre.
Snowshoe or ski
- Go winter hiking on our trails
- Cross-County Skiing and Snowshoeing are popular here
- Head to a conservation area or park and carve your own trail
- Take a stroll through the Owl Woods on Amherst Island
- The L&A Forest Trails in Flinton is a great place for winter hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat bike riding.
- Are you an avid birder? See if you can spot a Red-Tailed Hawk, Snowy Owl or a Northern Harrie, learn more.
Dark Sky Viewing Area
Stargazing doesn’t get much better than at the Lennox-Addington County Dark Sky Viewing Area. An awe-inspiring place where the stars light up the night sky in a brilliant display. The area is known as the most southerly dark sky viewing area in Ontario, for providing an unobstructed view of the sky. People travel from urban areas all year long to witness the unimpeded beauty of the night sky. The parking lot is plowed and ready for stargazers and admission is free.
Museums and indoor activities
Winter temperatures not really your thing? No worries. There’s lots going on indoors in our communities to keep you busy. The County of L&A Libraries host many events year round. The L&A County Museum & Archives is the perfect place for history buffs to spend a cold winter day. They also host regular events throughout the season.
Ice fishing is big here in Lennox & Addington County. Whether it’s Hay Bay, Beaver Lake or Skootamatta, there are plenty of great places to drill a hole and drop a line. Remember to check ice conditions first!
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