If You Like To View The Stars – You Must Come Here!
The Dark Sky Preserve in North Frontenac is located near Plevna just two hours from Ottawa and New York State, and only four hours from Montreal and Toronto. From Fernleigh Lodge it’s less than 20 minutes away!
The observation pad is one of the best places for stargazing in the province. It is a public space with amenities, including parking, accessible washroom and electrical service. Anyone can setup their telescope and enjoy the darkest skies in southern Ontario. At organized events, amateur astronomers are available to provide context.
On August 3, 2013 the Township of North Frontenac became the first municipality in Canada to receive Dark Sky Preserve status from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
The Dark Sky Preserve observation pad is one of the best places for astronomy. It is adjacent to the helipad at 5816 Road 506, four kilometers south-west of the Township offices near Plevna, Ontario.
North Frontenac has the darkest skies in southern Ontario and it is the perfect place for star gazing. Plus we are easily reached by millions of potential visitors from Southern Ontario, Eastern Quebec, Northern New York, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
Come See The Special Events
Each year a number of special events are held at the preserve which are educational and fun! You don’t need a telescope since others freely share their scopes to guide you to the heavens. If you have binoculars you can bring them as some celestial event are best seen with simple binoculars.
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Before you visit the Dark Sky Preserve visit: Frontenac’s Dark Sky Preserve Website to get the latest information on conditions and nightsky highlights.