Being situated in the Land O'Lakes Tourist Region and surrounded by many lakes that are used for outdoor recreation, 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 nearby Sharbot Lake Provincial Park has hiking trails, camp sites, and a boat launch into Sharbot lake.
Sharbot Lake is accessible via Provincial Highways 38 and 7 (the Trans-Canada Highway). It was once an important stop on the Kingston and Pembroke Railway. The rail bed now constitutes a multi-use section of the Trans Canada Trail.
Sharbot Lake hosts:
- an annual triathlon, with a 1.5 km swim, 40 km cycle and a 10 km run.
- the Arts by The Lake art festival in August
- an annual Heritage Festival in February
- annual Snowmobile races
Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield got his start in the triathlon by participating in Sharbot Lake's annual 'Kids Of Steel' event for youth.
The local post office services the village with lock boxes, and rural routes (RR2 Sharbot Lake, RR1 Clarendon Station and RR1 Ompah).
- "Facilities & Services". Sharbot Late. Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011. April 5, 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
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