The Hastings Heritage Trail is a four-season, multi-use recreational trail that follows an old railway line linking Hastings County. The Trail is open year-round and boasts a number of parking lots and access points along the route.

The Northern terminus of the trail is at Lake St Peter Provincial Park.

The southern terminus begins at Glen Ross in Quinte West, ON

It welcomes hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, and recreational vehicle operators.

Within the right-of-way of the Hastings Heritage Trail are waterfalls, wetlands, and relics of ghost towns like Brinklow. Within sight of the trail are historical buildings like Hogan’s Hotel, built in 1862, and other significant trances of the builders of the rail line.

2oldguyswalking website has a great review of the 9 km one way section from Station Rd to Malone Rd, including map and images. Go here to read this review.

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Hastings Heritage Trail characteristics

Length: 156 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Rock and Crushed limestone
Trail use: Hiking, Cycling, Snowmobiling, and Equestrian
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: waterfall

Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance 1-877-889-8810

Find it: 885 Rosebush Rd, Glen Ross, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.2669560
Longitude: -77.5997450