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.
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.