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What are the activities at Cataraqui Trail ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Cataraqui Trail?

The Cataraqui Trail is a 104-km Rails-to-Trails multi-use linear recreational trail in Eastern Ontario, Canada. The route passes by farmland, woods, lakes, and wetlands. The trail begins southwest of Smiths Falls, at a parking lot south of Ontario Highway 15 designated as kilometre zero. Numbered posts are situated every one to five kilometres. In its midsection the trail crosses the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. The 78.2 km segment running from Smiths Falls to Harrowsmith is part of the Trans Canada Trail. The Rideau Canal is crossed on a 1912 railway trestle at Chaffey's Locks, near kilometre post 42. The K&P Rail Trail intersects the Cataraqui Trail at Harrowsmith. Both the main Rideau Trail and its blue-blazed side trails share the Cataraqui Trail right-of-way in several places. Trail's end is reached at Strathcona near Napanee. Access points and parking lots are dotted along the route. The route runs along the roadbed of the former Canadian National Railway (CN). Most of the railbed was donated to the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) by CN in 1997. Some sections are privately owned but where access has been granted. Except for emergency and maintenance vehicles, and snowmobiles with an Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs permit in winter, motorized travel is not permitted.

The Cataraqui Trail is a beautiful, paved trail that follows the Cataraqui River from Kingston to Gananoque. The trail is perfect for biking, running, and walking, and is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. There are several parks and picnic areas along the trail, and it's a great place to spend a sunny day outdoors.



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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
44.5463945 -76.3935252

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Cataraqui Trail
Cataraqui Trail, Ontario, Canada

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Starting Point

The Cataraqui Trail is located in Kingston, Ontario. To get to the start of the trails, take Highway 401 to exit 619 and follow Highway 2 east. The trailhead is located at the end of Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard.

Why visit Cataraqui Trail

The Cataraqui Trail is a beautiful, paved trail that follows the Cataraqui River from Kingston to Napanee. It's perfect for biking, running, or walking, and offers stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside. The trail is well-maintained and well-marked, and there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy a picnic or a break from the sun.

Is Cataraqui Trail in Ontario a good place for the whole family?

The Cataraqui Trail is a great place for the whole family. It is a paved trail that is perfect for biking, running, and walking.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Cataraqui Trail in Ontario are hiking, biking, and birdwatching. The trail is also great for fishing, as there are several ponds and lakes along the way.

1. Hiking and biking on the Cataraqui Trail.

2. Enjoying a picnic lunch or dinner at one of the many scenic spots near the trail.

3. Taking a walk or a run on the trail.

4. Visiting Kingston Mills, a National Historic Site located on the trail.

5. Stopping by the Wolfe Island Ferry Terminal to catch a ride to Wolfe Island.

Where to eat?

1. The Burger Joint - 975 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 3Y4

2. The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro - 284 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B5

3. Five Guys Burgers and Fries - 675 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1E4

4. Wimpy's Diner - 785 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1G2

5. Harvey's - 675 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1E4




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Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No


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