Addington Highlands

Over 100 lakes to explore

Addington Highlands is an oasis for those who love to have fun outside.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ve come to the right place. This area is home to some of the most incredible natural assets with lakes, rivers, trails, parks and amazing camping opportunities. 

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Redefining Rural

Addington Highlands is home to an abundance of lakes and rivers, making it the perfect spot for fishing, canoeing and other water fun. From camping to hiking to snowmobiling and more, this is truly an outdoor paradise. Below are some of the amazing things you’ll find to do in Addington Highlands.

Parks, Trails and Outdoor Adventures

Often referred to as Ontario’s most beautiful Provincial Park, Bon Echo is a wonderful place to camp or visit with a day pass. The park boasts campsites, trails, beaches, boat tours and boat rentals. But, the most spectacular site is the famous Mazinaw Rock which is 100 m high and is dotted with 260 Indigenous pictographs on its front.

Location: 16151 Hwy 41, Cloyne

Nature lovers will enjoy this trail system which offers over 120 acres of rugged beauty through the Canadian Shield. The L&A Forest Trails are an especially popular place for mountain bikers with over 10 kilometres of logging roads and single-track trails designed with bermed curves and elevations.

Location: 100 John Street, Flinton

The beautiful and unique 358 property is in a remote area with ponds, wetlands and several creeks. While you explore Rose Hill Nature Reserve you’ll be greeted with a diverse terrain that includes a forest lined with maple, hemlock, spruce, pine and balsam fir trees. This is a great place for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and picnicking.

Location: Rose Hill Road, Denbigh

The Great Trail is a cross-Canada system that connects us together from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic Oceans. It is currently the longest recreational, multi-use trail network in the world. A portion of this trail runs through Addington Highlands and offers up a great place to hike, cycle, paddle, or cross-country ski.

Location: Near Kaladar

This is a popular spot for anglers as this lake is home to a large variety of fish. Deerock Lake also has camp sites accessible only via the water, with several found on small islands. Click the link to reserve.

Location: 391 Deer Rock Lake Road, Flinton

If you’re an avid cyclist, you’ve come to the right place. We have trails that are on and off road to choose from. For more information and to find the perfect trail for you visit here.

Location: Kaladar Pine Barrens Conservation Reserve.

With so much water to be found, you know this is going to be a great area to paddle in, so grab your kayak, canoe or paddleboard and head out to the lake. Check out our pre-planned paddle routes here.

Museums & Historic Locations

While physically located in North Frontenac, the Cloyne Pioneer Museum & Archives houses over 1,000 artifacts showcasing how this region evolved from its lumber industry beginnings to the mining booms to today. The collections reflect the history from settlement time and pioneer life. Learn More

Location: 14238 Highway 41, Cloyne

Noteworthy Shops and Interesting Finds

The Kuriosity Shop is a place where local artists and artisans gather to sell their products. Stop in for some really cool local finds

Location: 12293 Highway 41, Northbrook

Finnegan’s General Store offers all your daily essentials and artisan products plus a fabulous Greco Pizza Express Franchise, Ice cream Shoppe, Produce, Coffee Bar and Seasonal Flowers.

Location: 14222 Hwy 41, Cloyne

Looking for somethign different? Head to Explorer’s Eco-Emporium 41 for an interesting shopping experience. Browse gifts, collectibles, household items, as well as clothing and accessories for adults & children.

Location: 12047 Hwy 41, Northbrook

Not only does Holden’s Hearth at Home sell wood stoves, pellet stoves, fireplaces and BBQ’s they also have a passion for woodworking. Stop in and see these amazing art pieces that can sometimes take up to 500-hours to complete and maybe even bring home a custom-carved heirloom.

Location: 14226 Hwy 41, Cloyne

Every Saturday Glaeser’s Country Store offers sweet bakery treats. You’ll also find groceries, giftware, fishing supplies and more in this gem of a store.

Location: 156 Bridge Street, Denbigh

Unique Dining Options

The menu may be small but the food is excellent. Stop by for something delicious at Rosie’s Café.

Location: 22353 Hwy 41, Denbigh

This casual restaurant is owned by a Gold Seal Chef and it shows in the amazing home cooked food that they serve. Stop by Addison’s Restaurant to see what they are serving up today.

Location: 11893 Hwy 41, Kaladar

If you’re in the mood for some absolutely yummy poutine, sausage, wraps or a delicious burger, look no further than Gala Pit Stop. They may have a small location but they are serving up something mighty good.

Location: 112964 Hwy 7, Kaladar

Looking for something wonderful for the grill? Whether you’re a resident or spending time at a cottage or Bon Echo, you’ll love the cuts at Milligan Meats.

Location: 14312 Highway 41, Cloyne

Considering a move? Consider Addington Highlands

Make the most out of your trip and extend your stay. We have a charming mix of motels, B&B’s and camping options.

Our Communities

Cloyne is a delightful village with a number of small shops that provide everything from the essentials to antiques and hunting and fishing gear. At the northern end of the village, you’ll find an oversized wooden white lawn chair. This a perfect photo op for you and 11 of your friends at the same time.

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Water lovers will enjoy the small village of Denbigh, with Denbigh, Ashby and other small lakes all close by. This area is for those who love an authentic rural experience.

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The Flinton Creek runs nearby and joins the Skottamatta River downstream of the community. This is a popular area for kayakers and cyclists and people love to swim at the famous waterfalls.

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There are a number of businesses here, many with a long history. Nearby you’ll find Bon Echo Provincial Park & Puzzle Lake Provincial Park. You can also go for a stroll at Kaladar Pine Barrens Conservation Reserve.

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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.

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