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Come on out to Frontenac Provincial Park this fall to take on the...

Frontenac Challenge

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park

Enjoy the splendour of the fall colour of Frontenac Provincial Park by hiking each of the 11 loops that form the Frontenac Challenge within the months of September and October (from September 01 to October 31).

Successful participants will be presented with a certificate of accomplishment at the Frontenac Challenge celebratory BBQ in November.

For more information contact the Park Office at Frontenac Provincial Park at 613-376-3489.

What is the Frontenac Challenge:

The Frontenac Challenge encourages hikers to enjoy the splendor of the fall colours of Frontenac Park by hiking each of the 11 loops that form the Frontenac Challenge within the months of September and October. The Frontenac Challenge was originally suggested by Park Superintendent Lloyd Chapman in 1993 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ontario Provincial Park System. Only 14 people completed the Challenge in 1993, compared to over 125 people in recent years.

What is the Junior Hiking Challenge?

Junior Challenge Poster. Design: Alex Vreeken and friends

New in 2011, the Junior Hiking Challenge was introduced by the Friends of Frontenac, to encourage the participation of youth up to 12 years of age. The Junior Challenge is run the same way as the Frontenac Challenge, except that young hikers only need to complete any six of the main trail loops in the park. They register separately and individually as Junior Challengers, and when they have completed six trail loops within September and October, they return their completed 'passport' to the Park Office. Youth completing the Junior Challenge are recognized with a certificate and their name on a plaque that hangs in the Park Office.

What is the Frontenac Trek?

New in 2014, the Frontenac Trek was introduced by the Friends of Frontenac to encourage even more hikers to take to the trails of Frontenac Park in the fall. The Trek requires hikers to complete any 6 loops of their choice, excluding Doe Lake and Arab Gorge trails. This conveniently allows hikers to omit Slide Lake and Big Salmon Lake loops, which are generally considered the most arduous.

Frontenac Challenge BBQ:

Join us and your fellow hikers for a great time of recounting your Challenge experiences at the Frontenac Challenge BBQ at the Park Office on November 10 2018 at 10:30am. Successful hikers will be presented with their Certificates of Accomplishment at the BBQ.

Recognition of success:

Hikers completing the Challenge 5 times will have their name permanently engraved on the "800km Club" plaque. Those who complete 10 Challenges will be recognized on the "10 Challenge Under Their Boots" plaque.

NOTE: You are welcome to complete the challenge more than once in the same year if you wish but it will be counted as one challenge on the certificate/plaque.

Tips for a successful Challenge:

A few rules of the Challenge:

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Revised: December 18, 2018