10 Things to Do in Greater Napanee


Below is a list of the ten top things to do in Greater Napanee: 

Visit Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives

The story of the settlement and historical development of Lennox & Addington County is highlighted in a number of themed exhibits displayed within the old County Gaol.

Artifacts from the textile, furniture, domestic arts, tools and equipment collections of the Museum & Archives are showcased on a changing basis.  Occasional guest exhibitions are also presented.

Tee off at the Napanee Golf & Country Club

Established in 1897, Napanee Golf and Country Club is one of the oldest nine hole golf clubs in Canada. Dual tee-boxes have been strategically located on each hole, in order to provide a genuine 18 hole golf experience. The course features: towering stands of pine, maple, and oak trees, gently rolling fairways, and well-maintained greens that run fast and true. Napanee is not only one of the areas "must play" golf courses, it is also one of the areas "must see."

Napanee Golf and Country Club is located just 35 kms west of Kingston, and 3.6 km south of the 401 from the Highway 41 / Centre Street Exit.

Take a stroll along the Boardwalk from Conservation Park to Springside Park

The Town of Greater Napanee offers many great opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, whether you are interested in hiking on our scenic trails or enjoying a picnic with your kids in our parks.

Springside Park 8460 Hwy 2, Napanee

Conservation Park, Pearl Street, Napanee, located beside the Napanee River

For more information, please view our Parks, Trails and Conservation Areas page.

Take a sneak peek of the sites from the Boardwalk:

View local history at the Allan Macpherson House

The Allan Macpherson House, sitting proudly along the banks of the Napanee River since 1826, eagerly awaits your visit. The building now serves as additional gallery space for the Lennox & Addington Museum & Archives and is open for tours during the summer months.

The House hosts regular heritage workshops and demonstrations. The building and grounds also provide an ideal setting for outdoor musical concerts and theatrical performances.

Take a sneak peek inside the Macpherson House:

Go back in time at the Old Hay Bay Church

Located at 2365 South Shore Road, the Old Hay Bay Church is the oldest surviving Methodist building in Canada. It was erected in 1792 by settlers, including United Empire Loyalists, who had recently arrived and established the community of Adolphustown (in modern-day Greater Napanee). In 1957, the church was officially recognized as an Ontario Historic Site, and later in 1992 received the American Methodist designation. Likewise, the church, land, and its nearby cemetery were designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 2001. Learn more by visiting the Old Hay Bay Church website.

Have a seat and watch a production at the Lennox Community Theatre

The Village Theatre in Selby, Ontario, is home to Lennox Community Theatre Inc. The theatre is an attractive and intimate 80-seat performing space. The wholly-volunteer company runs theatre seasons of several plays of various types - dramas, thrillers, comedies, musicals, pantomimes - from September through June.

Visit our Theatre page for a list of upcoming shows.

Come to the Strathcona Paper Centre for one of our many events, family skates and Napanee Raiders games

The Town of Greater Napanee is home to the Strathcona Paper Centre which is ideal for ice hockey, skating, lacrosse, ball hockey, concerts, and shows.

Shop our various downtown businesses

Visit Naturally L&A for more information on downtown businesses.

Play in our Rotary Splash Pad and brand new accessible Rotary Playground

Rotary Splash Pad, located at 39 Pearl St. is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily until September.

Take a sneak peek of our accessible playground:

Pitch a tent at the U.E.L. Heritage Centre and Park

The UEL Heritage Centre and Park is a mixture of history, camping, and family fun, all in one location. It is made up of 72 acres, located on the scenic shores of the Bay of Quinte, along the Loyalist Parkway (Hwy #33) in the historic village of Adolphustown. The UEL Heritage Centre and Park is dedicated to the preservation of this important location, which included the first Loyalist Cemetery, established in 1784, and the oldest monument to the Loyalists in Canada, erected in 1884 for the Loyalist Centennial Celebrations.

Take a sneak peek of the UEL Heritage Centre & Park:

If you don't want to stick to dry land, spend a day by boat on the Napanee River! Check out our Boat Launches and Docking page for places to launch your boat, and take a look at our Fishing page for great areas to fish in Greater Napanee!
If you're in Town with the family, check out our Events & Festivals page - there may be a great event to check out during your stay here!

Greater Napanee has lots to offer! From scenic views and riverside boardwalks to unique downtown shopping, there's always something fun to do.

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