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Our Natural Environment Lake Front Location:

Surrounded by water our Paddlesports Centre is ½ hour north of Kingston, conveniently located beside Frontenac Provincial Park – Ontario’s Most Southern Wilderness Park (explore 15,000 acres, 22 Lakes & 160 kms of hiking trails). We are half way between Toronto and Montreal (3 hrs), 2 hrs from Ottawa and only 1 hr. from the 1000 Islands International Bridge to N.Y. State and Hwy #81.

GPS Coordinates for Frontenac Outfitters:

UTM Coordinates: 18 T 0375719      UTM 4927738 N 44 degrees 29.536′     W 076 degrees 33.787′

Please do ‘NOT’ rely solely on GPS co-ordinates for travel to our centre. We suggest you also print a copy of the specific directions that best satisfy your needs!

From Kingston:(Sydenham Rd., County Rd. # 9 Route)Approximate drive time: 30 – 40 minutes Signage: Excellent Distance from 401 @ exit #613: 29.6 km Route Comments: Direct, well-signed, excellent Take Sydenham Rd. (County Rd. #9) north 19 km to the flashing red light. Turn left (west) onto Rutledge Road and travel about 2 km. Turn right (north) onto Wheatly Street, which quickly bares right onto George St. At the north end of Sydenham you will see the FOODLAND Grocery Store (last chance for provisions). You are now on the Bedford Rd or County Rd #19. Follow Bedford Road 11 km north of the Foodland Store to Frontenac Outfitters at Fire Route #6674 – Welcome!

From Toronto or Montreal: (Hwy #401 Route)Approximate drive time: 2.5 to 3 hours Distance from 401 @ exit #613: 29.6 km Route Comments: Direct, well-signed, excellent Take Highway #401 to Kingston. Take Sydenham Rd. (exit #613). Continue north 19 km on Sydenham Rd (County Rd. #9) to the flashing red light. Turn left (west) onto Rutledge Road and travel about 2-km. Turn right (north) onto Wheatly Street, which quickly bares right onto George St. At the north end of Sydenham you will see the FOODLAND Grocery Store (last chance for provisions). You are now on the Bedford Rd or County Rd #19. Follow Bedford Road 11 km north of the Foodland Store to Frontenac Outfitters at Fire Route #6674 – Welcome! Note: From the ‘Ottawa Region’ a number of routes exist, we have suggested the 2- best alternatives:

From Ottawa: (Hwy #10 Route) Approximate drive time: about 2 hours Distance from Westport: 53 km Route Comments: Easy, well marked, a very pretty drive w’ lots of lakes

Take Hwy #417 west to Hwy #7 and travel towards Carleton Place. Continue on Hwy #7 to Perth and turn left at the 2nd set of lights onto Hwy #43 (across from Canadian Tire). Turn right at the 1st set of lights after the railway tracks onto Hwy #6 (Sunset Blvd). Drive about 4 km before turning left onto Glen Tay Rd. Follow Glen Tay Rd. 3-km until you meet County Rd. #10. Turn right (south) and follow Cnty Rd #10 to Westport. Continue on Cnty Rd. #10 through Westport (33 km) towards Kingston. Turn right at the yellow flashing light onto Rutledge Rd (Cnty Rd. #5). Follow Rutledge Road 8 km to the Village of Sydenham. Turn right (north) onto Wheatly Street, which quickly turns into George St. At the north end of Sydenham you will see a FOODLAND Grocery Store (last chance for provisions. You are now on Bedford Road or County Rd. #19. Follow Bedford Road 11 km north of the Foodland Store to Frontenac Outfitters at Fire Route #6674 – Welcome!

From Ottawa; (Canoe Lake Road Route) Approximate Drive Time: about 2 hours Distance from Westport: 37 km Route Comments: Poorly identified & mainly gravel from Fermoy south. If you like pretty winding back-county roads with lots of lakes and can follow directions this is a pretty drive and is slightly shorter than the Hwy #10 route. Take Hwy #417 west to Hwy #7 and travel towards Carleton Place. Continue on Hwy #7 to Perth and turn left at the 2nd set of lights onto Hwy #43 (across from Canadian Tire). Turn right at the 1st set of lights after the railway tracks onto Hwy #6 (Sunset Blvd). Drive about 4 km before turning left onto Glen Tay Rd. Follow Glen Tay Rd. 3 km until you meet Perth Road (also called) County Rd. #10. Turn right (south) and follow Perth Road (Cnty Rd. #10) to Westport. At the bottom of Folley Mountain as you enter the village; take your first right turn onto Bedford Street (County Rd #12) for 11-kms to the tiny village of Fermoy. Turn left at Fermoy onto Canoe Lake Road (1 to 2 hours drive time). Simply follow Canoe lake Road 21 km until you again reach a paved road. This paved junction is where Desert Lake Road intercepts with the Bedford Road (Cnty Rd. #19). Proceed south on Bedford Road 5 km to Frontenac Outfitters at Fire Route #6674 – Welcome!

Important Ottawa Direction Note: Driving South on Perth Road (Cnty Rd. #10) your GPS may indicate taking ‘Wilmer Rd to Norway Rd to Charlie Green Rd to Little Long Lake Road’ as the shortest way to Frontenac Outfitters, and it is, however we do ‘NOT’ recommend this route due to its “back road conditions” (4- Wheel Drive type vehicles excluded). The BEST CHOICE for most is to continue south on Perth Road (Cnty Rd. #10), then turn right on Rutledge Rd to Sydenham and then travel north on Bedford Rd to #6674. 

From the Northwest; (Hwy #7 junction to Hwy #38 Route) Approximate drive time: 45 minutes Signage: Good Distance from Hwy # 7: 57 km Route Comments: Roads good to excellent, well marked Take Highway #7 to the Highway #38 junction at Sharbot Lake. Turn south on to Highway #38 towards Verona. At the north end of the village of Verona turn left (east) onto Desert Lake Road. Follow Desert Lake Road 12 km until you reach the ‘T’ junction with County Road #19 (Bedford Rd). Turn right (south) and proceed 5 km to Frontenac Outfitters at Fire Route #6674 – Welcome! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

What ever route you choose, make it an adventure… Discover the difference our On-Water Canoe & Kayak Centre provides