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Charleston Lake Ontario, Canada

Charleston Lake, situated on the Frontenac Arch, is where sparkling blue waters and lush green forests converge to create an unforgettable experience.

The perfect place to explore and make the most of the fresh air. Hike, paddle and fish your way through this ecologically-rich area of Ontario.

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Charleston Lake Provincial Park features more than 25 kilometers of hiking trails. It’s ideal for boaters, birders, bikers…and everyone else in between! 

Exploring Charleston Lake

Charleston Lake, Ontario


If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living, take advantage of the area’s low-key outdoor activities.


Home-style bites will leave you wanting more.


Vacationers, rejoice! Camping and cottaging is plentiful within this Gananoque River Watershed.

Charleston Lake At A Glance

Getting to Charleston Lake

Getting to Charleston Lake, Ontario is easy with its location just off Highway 401 and its proximity to major cities like Kingston and Ottawa.

  • 1 hour and 49 minutes from Ottawa
  • 4 hours and 11 minutes from Toronto
  • 3 hours from Montreal
  • 2 hours and 14 minutes from Syracuse 

A map illustration of the 1000 Islands.

What You'll Love

Know Before You Go

Charleston Lake Provincial Park has a selection of trails that vary in difficulty and length. Pick one and enjoy the scenery. 

Here, you can spot everything from the Barred Owl and the White-Tailed deer, to snapping turtles and Peregrine falcons. 

On a clear day atop Blue Mountain, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State.

Charleston Lake has more than 100 miles of shoreline to explore.

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