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Bundle Up…Outdoor Adventures Beckon

With over 5000 lakes, you could visit a different lake every day for 13 years! Now imagine those lakes frozen over and covered in a fresh layer of glistening white snow. It’s a true winter wonderland and a sight to see.

Nature beckons in the Land O’Lakes with ice fishing and winter hiking. See what kind of critters are brave enough to weather our Canadian winters; perhaps you’ll see a Northern Cardinal, a Blue Jay or a Snowy Owl or one of the other 356 species that call the Land O’Lakes home.

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Land O’Lakes at its Best

Where to Stay
Where to Stay
Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing
Dark Sky Viewing Area
Dark Sky Viewing Area
The Great North
The Great North

Come for the View

With an abundance of beautiful lakes and some of the most beautiful scenery in Ontario, Land O’ Lakes offers waterfront accommodation rentals, nestled in the pine forests of the province’s highlands. The comfy inns and character-filled B&B’s give you a place to rest after a day spent cycling, hiking, fishing, golfing or just relaxing.  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.

This region is a preferred destination of sunbathers, swimmers and water sport enthusiasts, as well as those that want to get back to nature.

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Drop Your Line and See What You Find

Anglers flock to the Land O’ Lakes each year to take in the world class bass, walleye, pike, and crappie fishing that the 5,000 lakes in this region have to offer. Changing seasons and cooler temperatures, don’t slow them down; in fact, some of the world’s greatest ice fishing can be found here. There is superb fishing on these lakes and plenty of nearby accommodations to house visiting anglers.


In the Land O’ Lakes region you can escape from the haze of artificial city lights and sleep under a canopy of stars. If you’ve ever wondered what the night sky looked like 100 years ago, spend an evening stargazing at the Lennox-Addington County Dark Sky Viewing Area. Professional astronomers have said that 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 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 to enjoy the celestial sights here, though a decent pair of binoculars or a camera is always recommended. If you want to set up your camera or telescope, the tennis-court-sized concrete viewing area is the perfect spot. Another option is to bring your lawn chairs and stay warm under a blanket while enjoying the peaceful view.

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Find the Lennox-Addington County Dark Sky Viewing area in the Sheffield Conservation Area, just north of the 410 on County Road 41, just 36 kilometers north of Napanee, Onatrio.

Majestic Beauty, Endless Trails

The snowmobile trails seem to be everywhere and with all the impressive woods and snow-covered lakes and rivers; one can only imagine the beauty just beyond the highway. These snow adorned trails make for some pretty fantastic sledding in the Land O’ Lakes.

Read more about the snowmobiling wonderland in the Land O’Lakes.

A Real Canadian Winter Wonderland

Go north and capture the beauty of a true Canadian winter. The Land O’ Lakes is a great place to experience the opulence of the season. As snow blankets the landscape, replacing the scenery with an alternatively beautiful appearance, visitors enjoy an escape from a bustling city life. The trails are the perfect place to snowmobile, snowshoe or cross-country ski. Fishing huts appear on the abundance of frozen lakes and provide a wonderful place for anglers to drop a line. During the evening the stars feel larger and closer and seem to shine that much brighter as they reflect off the glistening snow. For a stunningly unique winter experience, grab your camera and head to the Land O’ Lakes.

Read more about the Winter Adventures in The Great Waterway.

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