Kennebec Lake is located in Central Frontenac, off highway 7, north of Arden, Ont (approximately 20 km west of Sharbot Lake). The lake is approximately 14 km long and is "home" to over 200 seasonal and permanent residents.
The Kennebec Lake Association is a group formed to represent residents of the Kennebec watershed. Its mission is to preserve and enhance:
The association acts to monitor the health of the lake and its ecosystems, organize community events, monitor lake issues such as taxes, interface with Municipal council and generally keep both seasonal and year-round residents informed of important developments.
Recent Updates - Summer 2019
The Summer 2019 newsletter and links to supporting information are available online. KLA Newsletters (current and back issues) can be accessed via the "KLA Newsletters" menu item on the left side of this home page or by going to http://kennebeclake.ca/newsletters and scrolling to current newsletter. Below the link to the newsletter are links to online information referred to in the newsletter. Back issues of the newsletter, going all the way back to issue 1, are available on our site.
As noted in the Summer 2019 newsletter, Central Frontenac is in the process of updating the townships Official Plan and has scheduled three public meetings in Sharbot Lake. Each meeting will cover different aspects of the plan. The first meeting, on August 7 (6 to 8 p.m. at Oso hall covers Waterfront Development and Lake Protection. For more details see
The photography for the 2020 calendar can be viewed at http://kennebeclake.ca/2020. Thank you to everyone who submitted many excellent photos – the committee had a difficult time deciding on the final choices. If you would like to reserve copy(s) for purchase at the AGM please respond to this email. They are $10.00 taxes included. Please be prepared to pay by cash or cheque at the time of pickup.
More details about the calendar, including submission guidelines for the 2021 calendar are in the newsletter.
I’ve recently heard reports of a loon chick on the lake. Please remember to give the loon family their space. I’ve posted some information regarding how to estimate how old the loon chick(s) might be, at http://kennebeclake.ca/LoonChickId
Central Frontenac will be starting its mandatory septic re-inspection program in May 2019. For more details please refer to Central Frontenac mandatory septic inspection press release
The KLA would like to have your feedback, stories and photos of the lake. We are collecting photos for a 2020 Kennebec Lake Calendar as well as for the Kennebec Lake website. For publication in the calendar, we need high-resolution photos with a horizontal orientation. The long edge should have a minimum resolution of 2300 pixels. The image should not be too dark or too light in colour. As always, we especially need winter and spring photos that are in line with the lake association’s values, with an emphasis on nature and wildlife.
When you submit photo(s), please provide the date and location of the photo and a brief description to help us in creating an informative caption. There are currently no restrictions on what type of device (phone, tablet, camera) that the photo has been taken with. A committee will assess your photos for quality and suitability.
The 1932 vintage Salmon River bridge on Hwy #7 just west of the Arden/Henderson intersection is being replaced in the summer of 2018. Several months ago, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) engaged the services of Looby Construction Limited to complete a detail design and construction for the replacement of the bridge.
During the construction, Hwy #7 will be down to a single lane and east/west traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic lights. Because of the proximity to the bridge to Arden and Henderson Roads, temporary traffic lights will also be installed to control north and south bound traffic on these two roads.
Kennebec Lake is now on Facebook: Kennebec Lake Facebook group
The following calendar provides information for events in Arden:
Arden Community Calendar
Front Page photo: Mist on the lake. Photo by Greg McCreary