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Sharbot Lake

Canada Ontario Central Frontenac
Sharbot Lake
Suburban Community
Unincorporated area
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Sharbot Lake is located in Southern Ontario
Sharbot Lake
Sharbot Lake
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°46′26″N 76°41′14″W / 44.77389°N 76.68722°W / 44.77389; -76.68722Coordinates: 44°46′26″N 76°41′14″W / 44.77389°N 76.68722°W / 44.77389; -76.68722[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
CountyFrontenac
MunicipalityCentral Frontenac
Elevation195 m (640 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Time Zone)
Postal Code
Area code(s)613, 343

Sharbot Lake is a suburban community and unincorporated area in the municipality of Central Frontenac, Frontenac County in Eastern Ontario, Canada.[1] Named after the Sharbot family, who were local residents, it appeared in Lovell's Gazetteer in 1874.[3] It is part of the Land O'Lakes Tourist Region and is located on the eponymous Sharbot Lake.

Recreation

The community is surrounded by many lakes that are used for outdoor recreation. The nearby Sharbot Lake Provincial Park has hiking trails, camp sites, and a boat launch into Sharbot Lake.[4]

Local services

Sharbot Lake has tourist-oriented shops and accommodations. Also in the village are a public beach and park, a pharmacy, grocery, bank, medical clinic, law office, real estate services, and public library (part of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library system). The local post office services the village with lock boxes, and rural routes (RR2 Sharbot Lake, RR1 Clarendon Station and RR1 Ompah).

Transportation

Sharbot Lake is accessible via Ontario Highway 38 and Ontario Highway 7 (the latter part of the Trans-Canada Highway in the area). It was once an important stop on the Kingston and Pembroke Railway, the rail bed of which has become the multi-use K&P Rail Trail and part of the Trans Canada Trail.

Annual events

Sharbot Lake hosts:

Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield got his start in the triathlon by participating in Sharbot Lake's annual "Kids Of Steel" event for youth.

References

  1. ^ a b "Sharbot Lake". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
  2. ^ Taken from Google Earth at geographic coordinates, accessed 2014-08-08.
  3. ^ Hamilton, William (1978). The Macmillan Book of Canadian Place Names. Toronto: Macmillan. p. 171. ISBN 0-7715-9754-1.
  4. ^ "Facilities & Services". Sharbot Lake. Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011. April 5, 2011. Archived from the original on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2012.