Rural has never looked so good
But, outdoor adventures isn’t the only thing this beautiful area is known for. Here you’ll find many charming communities that offer up an amazing rural lifestyle.
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Parks, Trails and Outdoor Adventures
The Sheffield Conservation Area provides a 4.5 km looped trail that offers some challenging terrain. This area is also a great place to spot thriving wildlife including: songbirds, waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. Stop in for a hike or to go paddling and fishing.
Location: 8032 County Road 41, Erinsville
Pack your hiking gear and head to Camden Lake Provincial Wildlife Reserve. There are two trails to choose from: The Blue Heron Trail and Cedar Point Trail, both with an easy to navigate asphalt path. You can also launch your boat here and go fishing.
Location: 603 Card Road, Moscow
This area supports 16 provincially rare species so when you wander through this park keep your eyes open for a five-lined skink, a blanding’s turtle or a bald eagle. At Puzzle Lake Provincial Park you can hike, fish, paddle and camp.
Location: The park is located northeast of Tamworth. Hike in at via Norway Lake Road or paddle in using the boat launch on County Road 15th at Gull Lake (small portage required).
The Cataraqui Trail is a year-long, shared use recreation trail that runs through Stone Mills and beyond. Everyone from hikers to cyclists to snowmobilers enjoy the nature views and wildlife that you can discover in this area.
Location: Strathcona to Yarker in L&A County
If you’re an avid cyclist, you’ve come to the right place. Several of the County Trails road cycling routes travel through Stone Mills. For more information and to find the perfect cycling tour for you visit here.
The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area
The Night Sky Like You’ve Never Seen Before
These days it’s not easy to find a patch of clear sky that’s not obstructed by light pollution. In Stone Mills at the Dark Sky Viewing Area you’ll experience a night sky that was similar to what was typical over 100 years ago. The area is perfect to observe the natural wonder of the stars. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show. Learn More
Location: 7980 County Road 41, Erinsville
Farms, Apiaries, Orchards and Sugar Bushes
Learn what it’s like to be a beekeeper at The Bee Spot. You’ll suit up in all the gear and see the bees in action. And, even better you can bring home the delicious goodness these magnificent fuzzy friends are producing.
Location: 695A County Road 4, Tamworth
Liv Simple Farms is a small, family-run goat and flower farm that specializes in farm fresh body care, specialty cut flowers and Nigerian Dwarf goats. Here you’ll also find farm & lifestyle workshops and seasonal events.
Location: 431 Cowdy Road, Enterprise
This family-run sugar bush in Tamworth, Ontario produces high quality, 100% pure maple products, boiled over a traditional, wood-fired evaporator. If you love maple syrup, you’ll love Salmon River Sugar Bush.
Noteworthy Shops and
There’s so much to explore at Five Corner’s Craft. Browse products and giftware, including Birkenstock, pashminas and more. Be sure to grab a meal at the Devon Tea Room while you’re there.
Location: 10 Concession St S, Tamworth
Salvage Garden has a curated collections of architectural and industrial artifacts. For unique, one-of-kind items for your home or business stop and visit.
Location: 2900 County Rd 14, Enterprise
The Piggery Gallery is an inspiring, eclectic, wonderfully different kind of art gallery which was at one time literally… a piggery. Today the pig barn has been completely renovated and is filled to the brim with fine arts and crafts handmade by skilled local makers.
Location: 53 Wartman Rd, Newburgh
Hawk-Vale is an experience of the senses! Here you’ll find everything from old and cherished items to fun and unique pieces and even things that are tried and true. You have to stop in and experience this amazing shop.
Location: 1408 County Rd 1, Napanee
The Book Shop is a quaint and amazing little place to find hand-picked, used books within a large selections of genres.
Location: Bridge Street East, Tamworth
Unique Dining Options
You’ll love all the offerings at The River Bakery Cafe & Patio in Tamworth.
Location: 11 Concession Street South, Tamworth
Feeling hungry? Lakeview Tavern has great food and amazing service as well as a children’s menu.
Location: 5771 Lennox and Addington County Rd 41, Erinsville
Amazing food awaits at Devon Café. Stop in and browse the store or order something delicious to indulge in.
Location: 10 Concession St S, Tamworth
Set in a beautiful old home the Black Cat Café offers a variety of amazing food and some pretty incredible desserts.
Location: Ottawa St, Tamworth
This small bakery and lunch spot makes real food the old fashioned way – from scratch. Come in and try the selection of sandwiches, pizzas, sweets and breads at Abrams Bakery.
Location: 422 Main St, Newburgh
You’ll get fresh, home-cooked meals when you visit A1 Corner Restaurant. You’ll enjoy the all day breakfasts, and daily lunch specials.
Considering a move? Consider Stone Mills
Make the most out of your trip and extend your stay.
Stone Mills has you covered with a variety of quaint lodging options available.
First known as Clark’s Mills, Camden East has a population of 306 people today. This welcoming rural community has rolling agricultural land, streams, lakes and the Napanee river running through it.
This charming hamlet hosts the annual Centreville Fair at the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are also a great gathering place for residents and visitors who frequent the grandstand and park.
Colebrook is a rural hamlet found just north of Yarker. Nestled on the banks of the Napanee River, this Stone Mills Township community is surrounded by active farms and is near the Cataraqui Trail, Camden Lake Provincial Wildlife Area and Varty Lake.
Croydon is a rural farming community which at one time featured several hotels, a general store, a church, a post office, a schoolhouse, and a gristmill. Today the main attraction is the Salmon River, which runs through the heart of the hamlet. The river is used for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.
The rural community of Enterprise is surrounded by farmland. Within the hamlet there is an actively used ballpark, and an outdoor rink. Community members are very entrepreneurial with a number of unique stores in the area.
The name of this charming hamlet is to commemorate Napoleon’s retreat from the Russian city in 1812. And even though the name is large in stance this charming rural area boasts a population of only 65 (approximately).
The village of Newburgh was settled in about 1822 and by 1851 the village was well established as a local manufacturing centre with mills, a foundry, and tanneries. Today, Newburgh is thriving with a population of approximately 695 people and has lots of amenities right in the village for residents.
Strathcona is a quiet and pretty community. Since 1873 it has been home to Strathcona Paper, and this boxboard manufacturer continues to be one of Lennox & Addington County’s major employers.
Tamworth has all the services of a city with the charm of a village. Churches, arena, restaurants, and many other shops and amenities make this a great place to visit or live.
A slower pace just means more time for the things that really matter. Enjoy the river’s rapids at Yarker Falls while checking out the enormous crumbling stone piers on the shoreline where the railway once crossed the river.
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