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Wood Cockroach

There have been sightings of the common Wood Roach (also known as Pine Bugs or Cedar Bugs) in the Park Lands area.

Please read on for more information about this insect, and always be proactive with preparations for entering and leaving wilderness areas.


New Schooner Trail

The North Frontenac Park Lands has established its first official hiking trail.


Be Bear Wise!

There has been an increased amount of human-bear encounters.  PREPARE and BE AWARE of the steps you can take to avoid encounters with bears.


Important notice about campsite reservations – all visitors please read.



Literally miles of old trails, utility right of ways and old logging and Crown access roads wind their way through the forests and between the lakes making North Frontenac Park Lands a hiker’s paradise.

Take your camera as photo opportunities present themselves at almost every turn in this natural wonderland. Capture memories of the abundant flora and fauna or some of the breathtaking landscapes and views.

Hiking opportunities exist from nearly every campsite in North Frontenac Park Lands.  Whether following existing roads and trails or simply exploring the diversity of the terrain and nature around your campsite there’s plenty to see!


NEW Schooner Trail

The Schooner Trail is a newly marked hiking trail through natural forests,  featuring many large boulders, a high elevation scenic jaunt, and a steep limestone hillside, all on the west shore of Long Schooner Lake. The trail heads north from the end of Schooner Road, then zig-zags northwest up the "The Climb", and swings back east along the "Upper Ridge Walk" toward Long Schooner Lake.  The trail finishes with a quick and steep descent to a nice mellow lakeside walk along Long Schooner Lake, and it then meets back to the beginning of the trail. The entire loop is approximately 3 kilometers, and covers just over 100 meters of elevation.

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Click for Schooner Trail Map


Crotch Lake Trail

The Crotch Lake Trail is a marked walking trail through the natural wetlands and forests between the southwest shore of Crotch Lake and Big Gull Lake. The trail heads west from the south access road to the lake, then swings north past the eastern tip of Big Gull Lake before it loops back west toward Crotch Lake and curves south parallel to the southern portion of the west shore of the lake. The entire loop is approximately 7 miles.

See the trail map here.

The Palmerston Canonto Conservation Area (PCCA) Trail

The Palmerston Canonto Conservation Area (PCCA) includes 7 hiking trails ranging from 300 meters to one kilometer in length. Community volunteers and the Township of North Frontenac formed a partnership to not only restore these trails but maintain and monitor the close to 5 kilometers of paths.   These trails  enhance the outdoor life of residents and visitors, and promote activity that fits within a healthy lifestyle.  The trails are colour coded with line of sight markings making it easy to reach either of the two summits - the Lakeview and Vista Lookouts.  Maps along the way make navigation very convenient. The trails start from the dam between Palmerston  and Canonto Lakes and include back country levels of hiking that can be enjoyed by everyone.

 The Palmerston Canonto Conservation Area (PCCA) Trail

Click for the Palmerston Canonto Conservation Area Trail Map


Online Campsite Map Link

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