Area Attractions.... what’s to do around?
Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘WOW’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Cloyne.
Cloyne may not be as popular as other cities in Canada, but don’t let that fool you. Cloyne is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.
Bon Echo Provincial Park:
|Biking:||Biking is permitted on park roads only.|
|Birding:||The Peregrine Falcon, a species of concern in Ontario, is often seen nesting on Mazinaw Rock ...|
|Boating:||Power boats are allowed on Mazinaw Lake but are prohibited on all other lakes in the park.|
|Canoeing,||Discovery Program, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming|
Land o’lakes Rescue Petting Farm:
This is a wonderful place full of happy rescued farm animals looked after by some of the loveliest people you'll ever meet. For $7/person entrance fee you get a guided tour with a big refillable bucket of carrots to feed the animals and just a wonderful experience.
Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives:
You can learn about the area’s rich and colorful history—especially about settlement and pioneer life, logging, mining, the building of the Addington road as well as the famous Mazinaw Rock, Bon Echo and Mr. Merrill Denison, the writer & playwright who used to live there.
Lovely shop with a friendly owner (and adorable dog!). Had an assortment beautiful handmade quilts, pillows, baby blankets, rugs, table runners, toques & slippers, etc. Also has items like local honey and maple syrup, some pottery, etc. Great place to pick up a unique gift or a cozy addition for cottage or home. Owner takes orders too if you have something specific in mind or want something personalized.
This water-locked cliff face is covered in hundreds of ancient pictographs.
This is a small man-made waterfall that has been slightly altered by the dam across its’ top. The waterfall is about 3 m high and 8 m wide. The bedrock is a jet black metamorphic rock. You can get to the bottom of the falls following a short path through the bushes to the left from the fence. Very peaceful and natural looking.
Star Gazing Point:
View the night sky as it is meant to be seen. These days, it’s not easy task to find a patch of clear night sky that’s not obstructed by light pollution.
But, just 37 kilometres north of Napanee the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area (DSVA) is ready to wow you with incredible, clear views. This spot is the most southerly point in Ontario that offers a night sky experience very similar to what was available more than 100 years ago.
With ample parking and a large concrete pad for camera or telescope setup, DSVA is perfect for anyone looking to observe the natural wonder of the stars. The viewing area is open from dusk until dawn – no registration required and admission is free!
O'Hara Sugar Maple - family pure Maple Syrup Farm in Madoc
Cowboy and Angels Horse Farm in Madoc
Tweed festival of trees
1000 islands Kingston
- Marble Lake - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
- Bon Echo Provincial Park - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
- Mazinaw Lake Narrows - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
- Kashwakamak Lake - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
- Lennox and Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area - 19.8 mi / 31.9 km
- Sand Lake - 24.9 mi / 40.1 km
- Kennebec Hall - 26.1 mi / 42 km
- Big Clear Lake Park - 26.3 mi / 42.2 km
- Puzzle Lake Provincial Park - 29.4 mi / 47.3 km
- Spindle Tree Gardens - 31.6 mi / 50.9 km