Bike the Addington Highlands

Mountain biking

If you want to take a break from trail riding but don’t want to abandon your bike altogether, check out the region’s County Trails: 12 routes on 600 kilometres of well-paved road through Lennox and Addington counties. Choose from easy routes through Hay Bay and Salmon River, or select a challenging, 78-kilometre course through Sheffield. You can also explore the Cataraqui Trail, a former CN rail line, which starts in Smiths Falls and ends more than 100 kilometres later in Napanee, passing through rolling farmland and across a section of the Canadian Shield. More info: County of Lennox & Addington

What’s nearby: Camp, hike, and swim at Bon Echo Provincial Park, at the northern edge of the County Trail system, or visit the Lennox and Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area just north of Erinsville, which is the most southerly point in Ontario offering stargazing with virtually no light pollution.

How to get there: Take the 401 east to Napanee, and check out the County of Lennox & Addington for specific directions to trailheads and routes.

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