Boasting over 1,200 meters of shoreline (with both sandy and cobble beach areas) fronting on the Bay of Quinte, Massassauga Point Conservation Area offers a scenic stopover for boaters and an attractive spot for picnicking and hiking. In the winter, there is excellent cross country skiing on the marked trails.

A project is underway to rehabilitate the globally rare Bur Oak Savannah that is found here. This rehabilitation will also return some of the unique and very important Alvar and prairie species, such as Prairie Smoke and Early Buttercup. In the early 1990s, the Friends of Massassauga volunteer organization was formed, and with their help, the Massassauga Point Conservation Area has continued to be a showcase for both natural and human history.

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Massassauga Point Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 3 km. of trails
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: $5 daily vehicle fee payable online with MacKay Pay.

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: Picnic tables, washrooms

Attractions: None

Quinte Conservation Authority 613-968-3434

Find it: 1280 Massassauga Road, Belleville, Ontario

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1472140
Longitude: -77.3142710