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Frontenac Provincial Park, Verona

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Frontenac Provincial Park is located near the town of Sydenham, north of the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The Government of Ontario has classified Frontenac Provincial Park as a natural environment park. The park lies on the Frontenac Axis, a topographic extension of the Canadian Shield, which connects to the Adirondack Mountains, and consists of mixed forest, lakes, wetlands, and granite outcrops. Recreational opportunities include hiking, canoeing, and backcountry camping. Wilderness courses are offered to teach wilderness skills in a semi-wilderness setting.Historically, the park provided important resources for local communities through the logging and mining industries.Frontenac Provincial Park is home to a native population of grey wolves. Other animals that call the park home are American black bear, red fox, mink, northern river otter, white-tailed deer, porcupine, and fisher.TrailsFrontenac contains many hiking trails totaling about in length.Arab Lake Gorge Trail is a short, 1.5km trail that traverses the Arab Lake Gorge.Doe Lake Trail is 3km in length. It goes from South Otter Lake to Doe Lake and back. A highlight of the trail is the abandoned Kemp Mine.Slide Lake Loop measures in length and encircles Slide Lake and parts of Buck Lake.
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TripAdvisor
  • It is somewhat amazing and indicative of Canada's natural beauty that a park like this lies almost forgotten just north of Kingston. We visited in February, and there wasn't quite enough snow for snow...  more »
  • Great sites to hike into, or walk into. Trails are wonderful. Nice variety of lakes. Fishing for trout ,bass, etc.  more »
  • If you enjoy a good hike, Frontenac is the place to be. Changing landscape; lakes, rocks, woodland. Wildlife like beavers (we spent at least 10-15 minutes watching one from close distance munching awa...  more »
Google
  • Great park. Lots of well maintained trails. The camp ground are well organized and offer all you need for a backcountry experience. The park is also dog friendly.
  • Caught a beautiful late November Autumn day. Doe lake hike is absolutely superb with some fantastic views. Definitely recommend.
  • We hiked for two days and camped at campsite 9D which had an amazing view. It is a beautiful park. Cannot wait to go back
  • Great hiking experience. Lots of deer flies in August but it's expected as it is nature after all. I recommend carrying a net hat just in case.
  • Nice Park, beautyfull trails, helpfull and friendly guides. A great place to discover forest and canadian nature !