The Frontenac Townships are comprised of the North, South and Central regions.

North Frontenac is in the heart of eastern Ontario’s cottage country. Cottages and campsites dot the shores of the Township’s many clean lakes. Located entirely on the Canadian Shield, the landscape can often be rough and unpredictable, but at the same time provide for scenic backdrops and vistas. The natural beauty of North Frontenac is what most residents love about the area. The active lifestyles of residents, both permanent and seasonal, enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.

In the summer, many people spend their time on the large network of trails, hiking, hunting, and off-roading with ATVs. But equally as entertaining, and possibly even more popular, is enjoying time in and around the water, partaking in activities like swimming, boating, fishing, water-skiing, tubing, canoeing and kayaking.

The winter season is also enjoyed by residents, and significant snow falls blanket the landscape, replacing the scenery of North Frontenac with an alternatively beautiful appearance. Residents commonly enjoy snowmobiling and snowshoeing the large expanse of trails, and continue to fish through the ice, as you’ll see the frozen lakes scattered with the presence of fishing huts. In all, the vast expanse of natural setting that exists in North Frontenac, with a seemingly endless array of scenery to take in, is equally beautiful, and stunningly unique, during all of the four seasons.

The Township of North Frontenac is a 1,164.73 square km lower-tier municipality, part of Frontenac County, and home to over 1,842 permanent residents (and 7,000+ seasonal residents). The low density of the population (1.7 people per sq km) makes for the preservation of an amazing landscape. Also, North Frontenac is beautifully set in the heart of eastern Ontario’s cottage country. For these reasons it one of the best destinations for outdoor activities and relaxing living in southeastern Ontario.

An Order of Amalgamation (PDF) which took effect on January 1, 1998 created the Township of South Frontenac. The amalgamation combined the former Townships of Bedford, Loughborough, Portland and Storrington


The Township is comprised of 4 districts, which follow the former township municipal boundaries. Please see the district maps.(PDF).

For more history, visit the Bedford District Historical Research Centre – 1381 Westport Rd or contact Gerald Stinson, Chair at 613-273-5588 or

Visit the South Frontenac Museum.

The Township of Central Frontenac is located in Eastern Ontario in the heart of the Land O’ Lakes Region and Frontenac County. It is the traditional territory of the Algonquin First Nations. Spread across 1025 square kilometres of unspoiled granite terrain, its rolling hills, winding roads, rippling waters and rugged terrain characterize this rural area and foster a traditional Canadian environment and lifestyle. Approximately midway between Toronto and Montreal, north of Kingston and Napanee (map link) with access to major transportation corridors such as Highway 7, Road 38 and the Highway 401 corridor, residents and businesses have access to markets, goods and services in cities such as Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa.


Visit the County of Frontenac website for more information on this part of the Land O’ Lakes region.