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The Friends' Publications

The Park Map

Map cover

The fifth edition of the Frontenac Provincial Park map came out in January 2015. The map, published by Friends of Frontenac Park, is a joint effort between the park staff, the Friends, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Mapping Branch.


The 5th edition of the Friends' Map is available now at the Park Office but should arrive soon at the following dealers (posted 09-January-2015):

To order your copy by mail, send $12.00 cdn for a paper map or $25.00 cdn for a waterproof map and add $2 for mailing to: Friends of Frontenac Park, P.O. Box 2237, Kingston, ON, K7L 5J9. Your map will be mailed within 48 hours of receipt of your cheque. You may also order by calling the Frontenac Park Office at 613 376-3489.

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The Friends' Newsletter - The Frontenac News

The Frontenac News is the official newsletter of the Friends of Frontenac Provincial Park. It was first published in the Winter of 1991-1992. It is published and mailed three times a year to members to inform them of upcoming Friends' activities and report on current and future contributions to the Park. You can read the Frontenac News online. The newsletter is available in printed format at the Park Office.

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The Doe Lake Trail Guide

Image of the Doe Lake trail guideThe Doe Lake Trail Guide is available at the Park Office. The guide is a stunning 25-page colour glossy booklet produced by Ontario Parks and the Friends of Frontenac Park with the generous support from the Friends of the Environment Foundation (supported by Canada Trust and its customers). Get one even if you are not hiking the Doe Lake Trail, it is an excellent introduction to Frontenac Park.

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The Arab Lake Gorge Trail Guide

This trail guide published in 1989, offers some insight into the geology and ecology of the Arab Gorge. It is available at the trail head.

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Checklist of Vertebrate Animals and Vascular Plants

Published in 1995 after hours of work, this checklist contains the names of 38 mammals, 197 birds, 15 reptiles, 15 amphibians, 45 fish, and over 750 plant species found in Frontenac Provincial Park. Note that a checklist is not a field guide. The checklist provides a space for you to put a check mark besides the various species you may have seen while in the Park.

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Winter Trail Guide

This brochure first published in 2001 and redesign in 2012 informs visitors about the cross-country ski and snowshoeing trails. It briefly discusses winter safety and provides a Winter trail map. It is available at no cost at the Park Office.

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This illustrated brochure briefly describes ten species of frogs and toads and four species of salamanders and newts found in Frontenac Park.

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Woodland Spring Flowers

This is another brochure produced by the Friends' Natural History Group. This illustrated guide briefly describes 14 species of spring flowers found in Frontenac Park.

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Report errors to: Jérôme McDuff

Revised: May 21, 2018