Quarry Line Loop is a medium to long distance walk. From the blockhouse walk across the canal, then northwest along Broadway/Heritage Drive to the Quarry Line road allowance. This is part of the main Rideau Trail: up through the woods, a few quarried stones that never made it to the canal to the west of the trail if you look carefully, then back along country roads to the Village. Easily extend your walk to 15 or 20 km by staying on the Rideau Trail.

Link to trails map & brochure:


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Quarry Line Loop characteristics

Length: 10 km loop.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: None

Tim Allen: tim.allen@mfa.ulaval.ca JoAnn Helmer: joann_helmer@yahoo.ca
Merrickville District Trails Society

Find it: Merrickville Blockhouse, Mill Street, Merrickville-Wolford, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.9165250
Longitude: -75.8373250