Ballyduff Trails wind through the 260 acres of the McKim-Garsonnin property now protected through a conservation agreement with the Kawartha Land Trust. Although the property remains private we welcome groups and families to enjoy our trails for nature walks or, in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. We simply ask that you:
Make arrangements with us first –

Ralph McKim & Jean Garsonnin
851 Ballyduff rd. Pontypool ON L0A 1K0
(705 277 3490)

Stay on the marked trails.  Avoid littering
Assume full responsibility for your own safety and well-being
Enjoy yourself

The property is on the Oak Ridges Moraine and contains many of the features of that glacially-formed terrain: rolling hills, sand deposits, a ridge of rocks (esker) left behind by an ancient river and, not least, a wetland which is the source of an ever-bearing stream feeding into the Kawartha lakes system.

Visiting the Ballyduff Trails:
Please see the map below.
Park on property in fair weather months – park on road near gate in winter months.

Link to trail map:

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McKim-Garsonnin (Ballyduff Trails) characteristics

Length: 5 trails totalling 10 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: none

Attractions: none

Kawartha Lakes Trust Phone: 705-743-5599

Find it: 851 Ballyduff Road, Kawartha Lakes, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.1426090
Longitude: -78.6217720