Nature Trails near Kingston, Ontario

Welcome to Kingston!

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable, 21st century city is fast becoming a reality.
History innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality-of-life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
Kingston is home to:
Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada and St. Lawrence College (we have the most PhD graduates per capita and the "smartest" workforce in Canada).
Fort Henry and the Kingston Fortifications (part of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage site).
The resting-place of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister.
Vibrant arts, entertainment, recreation and leisure communities.
Festivals! Events! Attractions! See the Tourism Kingston website to find out more.
Burgeoning green technologies and alternative energy sectors. We were the first Canadian City to adopt a protocol for sustainable energy procurement.
The best freshwater sailing harbour in North America (we hosted 1976 Olympic sailing events)
A healthy and bustling downtown core offering a variety of independent shops and superb restaurants.
Beautiful parks, trails and strolls steeped in history free for everyone's active enjoyment.

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Button Bush Trail

Button Bush Trail is in the Big Sandy Bay Management Area, a place so special that you won’t want to share it with anyone else! The extraordinary beauty, the diversity of nature and the breathtaking expanse of the large shallow bay, provide a wonderful escape....
Depot Creek Nature Reserve

Depot Creek Nature Reserve

You are invited to visit the Depot Creek Nature Reserve. Located at 6329 First Lake Road, in Bellrock, this 29-hectare (71-acre) property offers visitors a chance to explore a variety of habitats — wetlands, woodlands, and open spaces — on marked trails that can be...
Depot Lakes Conservation Area

Depot Lakes Conservation Area

Depot Lakes Conservation Area is nestled in the heart of the Land o’ Lakes tourist region, just north of the village of Verona. This Conservation Area is 1,214 hectares (3,000 acres) in size.  Second, Third and Fourth Depot Lakes make up this Conservation Area, and...


FRONTENAC PROVINCIAL PARK TRAILS offers over 100 km of hiking and backpacking trails in interconnected loops. Arab Lake Gorge Trail – 1.5 km loop, 30 min walk, easy Starting at the Park Office, this trail features valley bottom vegetation, various ferns and a...

Gananoque Trail System

Gananoque Trail System Lions Loop From the Trailhead at the Umbrella on King St., follow the blue hiker/arrows trail markers north up the old rail line, through the Collins and Aikman property, right to Queen St., to the Alberta St. intersection, turn left on Alberta...

Gould Lake Conservation Area

Gould Lake Conservation Area is 589 hectares of wilderness located in the Canadian Shield. It is also the head waters of the Millhaven Creek System. Gould Lake and the surrounding lands are not only important for water management reasons, they also provide excellent...
Lemoine Point Conservation Area

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

Lemoine Point Conservation Area was purchased by the CRCA in 1975 to preserve this significant piece of land for future generations. It is a very popular and heavily-used Conservation Area with more than 2,500 metres of shoreline on Lake Ontario. It is also the last...
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Connect with nature at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area  in all seasons. There are areas of marsh, field, and forest habitat for nature appreciation, education and outdoor recreation facilities. The Conservation Area is also headquarters for the Cataraqui...
Marble Rock Conservation Area

Marble Rock Conservation Area

Much of the trail is on or near exposed bedrock, which is part of the Canadian Shield. Marble Rock Conservation Area gives hikers challenging and picturesque terrain, featuring breathtaking views at the lookouts along both the North and South Trails. The diversity of...