Situated on 80 hectares along the shores of the Rideau River, Baxter Conservation Area is a beautiful example of river floodplain. Explore, year-round, the mixed hardwood forests, meadows and wetlands over the 5 km of trails and visit the unique Filmore Park Nut Grove with its many species of nut and bean trees and shrubs. Join in the excellent environmental education programs, summer day camps and seasonal community group camping. Baxter boasts a large number of picnicking areas and large covered shelter adjacent to one of the cleanest and most attractive beaches on the Rideau. Visit the Patrick McManus Interpretive Centre which hosts the many programs and is available to groups for workshops, weekend rentals and social events.

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Baxter Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 5 km of trails
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Snowshoeing
Wheelchair accessible
Fees: $6 parking fee

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: washrooms, picnic tables

Attractions: interpretive signage, lookouts, swimming, nut grove,

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 613-692-3571

Find it: 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.0985240
Longitude: -75.6246840