Land O'Lakes anchored by Cloyne, Tweed, Sharbot Lake
- Designated dark sky viewing area: far from the lights of the city the dark sky unveils the stars in a special way
- Fishing, fishing, fishing
- Snow, clean and white, clear and bright
Land O’ Lakes
Raw unspoiled cottage country, lakes as deep as the
mountains that rise from the shore, beaches, rivers, hiking trails, and when it
snows it really snows! Sunsets to set your heart a fire and a dark night sky
that lets the stars shine bright. There is a series of communities offering
provisions and services for the folks that live throughout this magnificent
rugged countryside, a waterfront hunters paradise blessed with over 5,000
Cloyne: A small village in the township of Addington
Highlands, Lennox and Addington County, is located on Highway 41 about 20
kilometres (12 mi) north of Kaladar at the crossroads of Highways 41 and 7, and 43
kilometres (27 mi) south of Denbigh. Snowmobilers, cottagers, boaters, fishermen and
campers enjoying Bon Echo Provincial Park head to Cloyne for small shops,
groceries, antiques, hardware, gas, hunting and fishing gear. Looking for your
waterfront dream? A modern well equipped waterfront year round home can be had
on Mazinaw Lake for $495,000.
Tweed: An amalgamated
municipality comprising the former Village of Tweed and the former Townships of
Hungerford and Elzevir & Grimsthorpe in the County of Hastings. The village
of Tweed is located on Hwy 37 just south of Hwy 7, it is home to Stoco Lake part of the Moira
River system (note to fisherman: dig out your muskie and black crappie lures
and hang on!) Restaurants, shopping, provisioning available. The average price
of a home is $250,000 while waterfront ranges from $350,000 and up.
Sharbot Lake:Found via
Highway 38 just south of 7 offers a pharmacy, grocery, bank, medical
clinic, law office, real estate services, and public library. The local post
office services the village with lock boxes.
Bright Development ideas in Land O’ Lakes
Mark Snider, a professional land use planner, designed,
project managed and now owns Kennebec Shores located off Hwy 7 west of Hwy 38, one km north on
Henderson Road visit Kennebec Shores or contact Mark at
firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 343.363.4446.
The Kennebec Shores story began around 2006. After being involved with the creation and
success of , Badour Farm Waterfront Community, Mark was asked to find another
quality property for a second project.
But how do you find hundreds of acres of land on a large pristine lake,
accessible from good public roads in this day and age? And so the search began.
After dozens of candidate sites were explored, 250 acres of gorgeous rolling land with
almost a mile of excellent shoreline on big, beautiful Kennebec Lake appeared
in the Land O’ Lakes. With access right
off of Highway 7, it was perfect. So how
could this piece of heaven remain untouched all these years? It was owned by someone who recognized its
recreational value and operated a cross-country ski resort on the site since
the 1960s. At one point there was even a
lift on the highest hill for alpine skiing.
The property was purchased in 2010.
It was time to get to work.
Creating a new waterfront community in our modern regulatory environment
is no small task. The subdivision was
the first to be subject to the stringent requirements of Central Frontenac
Township’s new Official Plan. Working closely
with the Township and the Kennebec Lake Association throughout the development
approval process proved successful. The subdivision was carefully designed to
respect sensitive natural features and to ensure the long-term sustainability
of the lake. Recognizing the incredible
recreational potential of the hills, ponds, scenic lookouts, and network of
trails, almost two-thirds of the
property was turned over to the Township for parkland.
Frontenac County approved the subdivision on February 20,
2014. Kennebec Shores Waterfront
Community was born. The County’s decision followed completion of extensive
studies and reports, and review by the Township and numerous government
agencies. Reports were completed on
archaeology, lake impacts, environmental impacts, land use planning,
hydrogeology and terrain analysis, stormwater management and drainage, and
traffic impacts, to name a few. A land
stewardship manual was prepared with specific information on the Kennebec Lake
area that will be provided to each lot purchaser.
Municipalities have become increasingly concerned about the
quality of roads servicing waterfront developments. In Central Frontenac, new subdivision roads
must be four-season, paved, and of a high design standard. This can be a challenge in the rugged lands
of the Canadian Shield. Nordic Road,
named in recognition of the site’s history, exceeds these standards and follows
a route that respects the character of the landscape. Building sites have also been carefully
chosen and prepared in locations offering optimal privacy, ease of
construction, and access to the shore.
The road is now built, then paving and preparing
driveways. The hydro lines were strung
in the spring and high speed internet and phone lines are coming in now. As exciting as it is to see the physical work
being completed, what will be most satisfying in the coming years is seeing
bicycles roll down Nordic Road, hikers follow the wooded trails, and hearing
the distant sounds of families enjoying the lake. That’s what memories are made of! visit
Kennebec Shores or contact Mark at email@example.com tel 343-363-4446.