Spanning 5,335 hectares of an area on the southern edge of the Canadian shield is the Frontenac provincial park.
An amazing family-friendly park opens year-round with forty-eight interior campsites, amazingly scenic trails for cross-country snowshoeing, skiing, SUP boarding, and winter camping.
This outdoor place is close and accessible from Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.
The park boasts over a hundred kilometers of hiking trails used for winter/snowshoeing hiking.
Beginner, intermediate hikers, or advanced hikers can enjoy the multitude of paths that range from the hard 21km long slide lake loop to the beaver pond laden eight kilometers Bufflehead trail that takes you around frozen beaver ponds, via a forest of pine trees sheltering the trail, and over barren granite ridges forming part of the Canadian shield, to the simple 1.5km loop that is the Arab Lake Gorge trail.
Snowshoes are accessible for rental at the park office.
Go For a Scenic Ski
Two big ski trails exist at the park, including the Big Salmon Lake Road, which is 3.5 km of gentle slopes and curves for a relaxing ski against the landscape of a crisp winter day, and the Corridor trail, 4.5 km of narrow road bordered by trees.
All through the water, there are ten km trails marketed for cross-country skiing with track set done when there is sufficient snowfall.
Because the park is nestled in the Frontenac Arch, there is a remarkable diversity of bird species from Ontario’s southern and northern eco-regions.
Both rare and common species exist here, including Louisiana, Prairie Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush.
Go Ice Fishing
There are lots of ice fishing opportunities around Frontenac park.
Three stocked lakes with Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Largemouth.