Loch Chon is situated between Kinlochard and Inversnaid on the B829 Road. The loch is popular for picnics, cycling, walking, canoeing and fishing. The Loch is about 20km away from the village Callander. Fishing is allowed from bank for brown trout, perch and pike and the season is from March 15th till October 6th.
There is a great walk from just above Kinlochard which in recent years has been improved and gives spectacular views above Loch Chon and then leads down to the B829 near Frenich.
South-West of the loch is Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s most popular munros for mountaineering. The path from Loch Chon to Ben Lomond is a good choice to avoid the masses of visitors during the peak season and offers stunning views on the Trossachs and Loch Lomond. To get there just start at the private road next to the B829 south of the Loch Chon wher the smaller Loch Chu is.
Loch Chon is fed by a number of streams as well as River Forth which continues its way through the next closest larger Loch Ard and later through Stirling. There are accommodations in Kinlochard, Aberfoyle and Stronachlachar inluding B&Bs, Self-Catering and Hotels. For those who like to stay in the area for a longer period of time there are many things to do and see.
Besides Loch Chon and Loch Ard, the popular Loch Katrine is just a few miles away as well as Loch Arklet. From Stronachlachar a cycle path follows the west and north shores of Loch Katrine. A walking path follows the shores of Loch Arklet until Loch Lomond and the RSPB Nature Reserve in Inversnaid. The area around Loch Chon is perfect for hill walking with Ben Lomond, Ben Venue and many more mountains nearby.