The Palmerston Canonto Conservation Area (PCCA) includes 7 hiking trails ranging from 300 meters to one kilometer in length. Community volunteers and the Township of North Frontenac formed a partnership to not only restore these trails but maintain and monitor the close to 5 kilometers of paths.   These trails  enhance the outdoor life of residents and visitors, and promote activity that fits within a healthy lifestyle.  The trails are colour coded with line of sight markings making it easy to reach either of the two summits – the Lakeview and Vista Lookouts.  Maps along the way make navigation very convenient. The trails start from the dam between Palmerston  and Canonto Lakes and include back country levels of hiking that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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North Frontenac Parklands Trails – Palmerston Canonto C. A. Trail characteristics

Length: 7 trails from 300 meters to 1 km totalling 5 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: Road Access Permit – 9.50 per day

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: Washrooms

Attractions: Lookouts

Twsp of North Frontenac (613)479-2231 Ext. 233

Find it: 1153 Arcol Road, North Frontenac Township, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.0379900
Longitude: -76.8140030