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Sharbot Lake is situated near the cities of Ottawa and Kingston on the southern flank of the Canadian Shield -- a billion-year-old expanse of exposed Precambrian bedrock. This park edging Highway 7 has shorelines on both Black and Sharbot lakes. Its sparse and rugged landscape supports a diverse, mixed forest of maple, oak, birch, butternut, and hickory. Red ash, sumac, cedar, and hemlock grow on top of the rocky ridges that rise abruptly above the lakeshore.
The sheltered waters of Black Lake or the larger Sharbot Lake can be paddled. A short portage connects the two bodies of water. There are spectacular views of both lakes from the lookouts at the top of the ridges.