The Naturally L&A: Local Explorer Mission

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The Naturally L&A: Local Explorer Mission has launched! Get ready to explore everything Lennox & Addington County has to offer. Presented by the County of L&A Libraries as part of the TD Summer Reading Club, this exciting program is available in their ReadSquared platform.

This exciting mission will have you snapping selfies all over Lennox & Addington to complete activities. Complete at least 7 of the 10 activities to earn your Naturally L&A: Local Explorer Badge!

It’s easy to participate! Just register from the Libraries’ Summer Reading Program (programs for both kids and adults are available) and go explore Lennox & Addington, take some selfies and submit them to the platform to complete the mission! 

Below are the categories…

 

1. Explore a Museum!

There are amazing historic sites available across Lennox & Addington! Learn more about this interesting and beautiful region by visiting one of its many museums! Click here to see a complete list of museums in L&A County. Upload a picture of yourself at your chosen museum to complete this activity.

 

2. Visit a Provincial Park!

There are three provincial parks in Lennox & Addington County with plenty of unspoiled natural beauty!  Did you know you can borrow a Provincial Park Pass from L&A Libraries?  Click here to learn more about our park pass lending program.

Take a picture of yourself at one of the Provincial Parks listed above to complete this activity.

 

3. Seek Out a Cool Summer Treat!

From S’Cooper’s Spot in Tamworth to 360 Castaway’s in Bath to The Ice Cream Bar roaming around Amherstview, you can’t pass up an opportunity to savor a cool summer treat! Check out a list of the amazing shops serving up generous scoops of ice cream in Lennox & Addington. Take a picture of yourself enjoying a cool summer treat from a local shop to complete this activity!

 

4. Fun on the Farm!

L&A County is home to several farms that offer experiences that are both fun and educational! It’s so much fun petting an alpaca, feeding a goat, learning about donkeys or seeing a field of sheep. Visit one the many farm experiences available in Lennox & Addington.  Upload a picture of yourself having fun at your chosen farm to complete this activity.

 

5. See the Stars!

L&A County’s Dark Sky Viewing Area is the most southerly point in Ontario that offers a night sky experience very similar to what was available more than 100 years ago. L&A Libraries even loans telescopes for you to have a closer look at the galaxies far, far away!  Click here to reserve one!

Visit the Dark Sky Viewing Area on your own or attend on of their many free Laser-Guided Stargazing Tours! Take a picture of yourself observing the night sky at the Dark Sky Viewing Area and upload it to complete this activity.

 

6. Hunt for a Geocache!

Lennox & Addington County is home to the Discover L&A County MEGA Geocaching Event.  This year it takes place from August 14th -18th. Geocaching is a fun treasure hunting game played by people from all over the world.

L&A Libraries has a Geocaching Experience Kit as well as GPS units, and books to help get you started.  Snap a picture of you finding a Geocache and upload it to complete this activity!

 

7. Buy local at a Farmers Market!

Nothing tastes better than farm fresh produce!  L&A County has several farmers markets to choose from. Click here to find one near you! Take a picture of yourself at one of our local farmers markets and upload it to complete this activity!

 

8. Beach Day!

Nothings says summer like the beach!  L&A County is home to several beaches to splash around at!

Take a picture of yourself enjoying one of the above beaches to complete this activity!

 

9. On the Water!

L&A County has over 100 lakes to explore and the best way to explore them than by paddling!  Hit the open water in canoe, kayak or standup paddleboard.  Need to rent a vessel?  Check out Kayakomat at Centennial Park South in Bath. Click here to find your paddling paradise! Snap a picture of yourself paddling on a lake in L&A County and upload it to complete this activity!

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10. Ferry Fun!

Set sail on the Amherst Island Ferry!  This ferry connects the mainland of L&A County to Amherst Island.  Click here to learn more about the ferry and to see its schedule. Take a picture of yourself on the ferry and upload it to complete this activity!

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Don’t forget to post your adventures on your socials using the hashtag #naturallyla. Check out Naturally L&A’s website for more local fun!

 

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