Sandstone Island Trail: Interpretive trail, 2.6 km loop, moderate difficulty
This trail features the geological and human history of the park.  The highlight of the trail is a rock shelter that was used some 1,200 years ago by Aboriginal peoples of the area.

Shoreline Centennial Trail: Interpretive trail, 2 km loop, moderate difficulty
Enjoy scenic shoreline views along the trail and learn how the Charleston Lake area was a popular vacation destination for many wealthy citizens in the 1880s.

Beech Woods Trail: Interpretive trail, 1.8 km loop, easy
Hikers will get a chance to see mature, mixed forest and diverse habitats.

Hemlock Ridge Trail: Interpretive trail, 1.7 km loop, moderate difficulty
This trail features the plant communities of the park. Hikers will see an old beaver pond and hike through unique rock crevices.

Quiddity Trail: 2.4 km non-looping trail, easy
Hike over a boardwalk crossing a wetland and enjoy the scenic lookout at the end of the trail. The first 300m of the trail including both boardwalks are barrier-free.

Tallow Rock Bay Trail: 10 km loop, difficult
Hikers on this trail will get a chance to see the varying landforms that are present on the Frontenac Arch. Hike through meadows, rock barrens, and rock ridges as you walk along the shores of the Charleston Lake. The floating Slim Bay bridge is a highlight of this trail.

Blue Mountain Trail: Accessible via Huckleberry Hollow, 5.7km in length, not a loop, difficult
Hike to the top of Blue Mountain where you will get scenic vistas from the highest point in Leeds County. On a clear day you can see the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. Hikers will walk through mature, mixed forests, wetlands, rock ridges and see one of the most natural parts of the park.

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Length: 7 trails ranging from 1.7 km to 10 km.
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Partially wheelchair accessible
Accessibility Notes: one trail is partially accessible.
Fees: Park entrance fee.

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Washrooms & picnic areas.

Attractions: Provincial park, swimming, interpretive signage, boardwalks, lookouts.

Phone: (613) 659-2065

Find it: 148 Woodvale Rd. Lansdowne K0E 1L0

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.5017600
Longitude: -76.0413300