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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 - July 2018
As of June 28, 2018 we have a loon pair with newly hatched chicks on the lake. Please give them their space. If you are boating (particularly motorized boats) please slow down for them.
The Spring 2018 newsletter is now 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.
Some information about getting your drinking water tested has been added at the very top of our water page (http://kennebeclake.ca/water)
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.
Quinte Conservation is once again offering the KLA several species of wild flowers, trees and shrubs for shoreline planting. Attached is a PDF provided by Quinte’s Conservation Education Coordinator promoting the program. Below are the specific species and quantities of seedlings that KLA has ordered on your behalf - a total of 175 seedlings. Please refer to
Kennebec Lake Info - Seedlings for Shorelines for more information.
Phragmites australis is regarded as our most invasive plant in Canada.
Call for action on Phragmites australis
Kennebec Lake is now on Facebook: Kennebec Lake Facebook group
Kennebec Lake will be particpating in a Love Your Lakes program in the summer of 2018. Please see http://kennebeclake.ca/lyl.
We have added a new area for Septic Information on the Kennebec Lake website. Please go to http://kennebeclake.ca/septic
The Kennebec lake water level data is updated up until July 31, 2017 and is available online:
Kennebec Lake Relative Water Levels 2006 to July 31, 2017
The following calendar provides information for events in Arden:
Arden Community Calendar
Front Page photo: 2018 Loon Family (June 28, 2018), photo by Gord Brown