Nestled beneath the towering pines along the shores of beautiful Kennebec Lake, Springwood is located in the picturesque Highlands region of Ontario on the southernmost tip of the Canadian Shield-- within an easy one-day drive of nearly half of the people in North America and home to thousands of clean, freshwater lakes!
How's that for a sales pitch?
Welcome to Frontenac County!
Not only do we have fantastic restaurants-- like ADDISON'S just north of us and THE MAPLES in Sharbot Lake-- we also produce some of the finest specialty and artisanal food in the world for you to bring back to the cottage! Visit SEED TO SAUSAGE for your meats, BACK FORTY for your cheese and FOOD LESS TRAVELLED for your produce and baked goods. (just to name a few).
You need not venture far to find something interesting! Just south of Springwood, in Arden, the local artisans like SARAH HALE would be glad to see you. And just up north, you won't want to miss the wonders of BONNECHERE CAVES or the rock walls of Bon Echo Park! Or take a drive to a few of the nearby towns, like Sharbot Lake and Westport. There's lots to see and do!
Get a pickup game going at one of the local baseball diamonds-- in Sharbot Lake, Parham and Sydenham-- or play a round of golf at one of our many courses: challenging RIVENDELL GOLF CLUB and picturesque WOLFE ISLAND RIVERFRONT are two great options. Or maybe you're more of a COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL kind of person... hmm? Just don't forget that Springwood is way more fun than any of that stuff!
You can do some old-school learning at places like the CLOYNE PIONEER MUSEUM and the PARHAM FAIR, or at one of our local libraries... but make sure you check out the DARK SKY PRESERVE up north. And there is a new store in Sharbot Lake called WINDFALL FINE GIFTS-- showcasing locally-sourced home products, decor, art and more. A newly-restored tourist booth stands beside it too, for more info.
Sure, we've become known for our lakes and campsites... but you might be surprised at how much there is to do here #InFrontenac. That's the local hashtag, by the way-- along with #ComeWander-- so feel free to drop them when you're spreading the word about your stellar adventures in our neck of the woods!
To learn more about Frontenac County, visit THEIR WEBSITE or ask around when you get here. Whatever you do, just be sure to keep all your options open.