Ontario is home to wonderful scenic experiences you can only enjoy by reaching unique viewpoints and ridges. If you have your hiking gear ready and are looking for a thrilling trek, this Ontario park has a trail that leads you to a ridge with stellar views. Here’s what to know about Sharbot Lake Provincial Park.

If you live in the Kingston area, then you may be familiar with the park. For us in Toronto, it is about a three-hour trip eastbound but once you get there, you’ll feel a sense of serenity.

The park is located on two clear lakes that are just perfect for swimming, canoeing, and more.

According to Ontario Parks, Sharbot Lake is known for its nature trails that “are picturesque and offer a great variety of scenery.”

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That being said, the park has two trails: Discovery Trail, a 1.2 km loop, and Ridgeview Trail, a 30-minute return.

The Discovery Trail will guide you along the ridge of land that divides Black Lake and Sharbot Lake. You’ll trek through stands of maple, oak, and birch before reaching the top of the ridge. From there you will have the chance to view both lakes for a picture-perfect experience.

As for Ridgeview Trail, this is the one that divides the two lakes and leads you to a steep climb before reaching the top for that beautiful view.


According to Ontario Parks, the cost of a Day Use permit depends on the time of the year whether it be on or off-season, and by park.

Entry fees for vehicles start at $12.25 depending on the park. For park-specific fees, make sure to contact the park directly.

Since you’re already in the area, you can also make a stop at Frontenac Provincial Park or even Murphy’s Point which isn’t too far away.

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Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

Where: Civic # 25467 Hwy 7, R.R.#2 Sharbot Lake, ON

Information on Sharbot Lake Provincial Park is from Ontario Parks, and is accurate as of publication date