Lough Key is just over the Leitrim border in Boyle, County Roscommon and it has drawn people to its beautiful landscapes for centuries.
The 19th century parkland with majestic trees has numerous walks and trails through the native woodlands and its diverse habitats are home to many species of wildlife. Mammals present include the fallow deer, fox, hare, rabbit, red squirrel and stoat, while the bat, otter and badger are mainly active at night. Birds to be seen along the lakeshore include the heron, swan, mallard and tufted duck, while the jay, pheasant, wren and blue-tit are common throughout the Park. Moorhen, robin and the colourful kingfisher are most visible along the canal banks.
A number of historical and archaeological points of interest can be found throughout the Park including Ringforts, Fishing Pavilion, Fairy Bridge, Wishing Chair, Ice House, Bog Garden, Stables and Estate Chapel.
A visitor centre, with a lakeside café, is the starting point to a number of unique activities for all the family, including a Tree Canopy Walk, Boda Borg and Adventure Play Kingdom, Zipit, Electric Bike Trails and Woodland Segways.