.wd_button_1138:hover{ -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px #b5b5b5; The northern 80km is actually part of the Trans-Canada trail. Under provincial regulations, all parks are closed as well. text-align: center; -moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px #b5b5b5; The decision was made after CRCA staff noted a significant increase in traffic at trails maintained by the conservation group. It spans 42kms from Smiths Falls to Chaffey’s Lock in Elgin, and passes flat farmlands and woods overlying limestone and sandstone. If you are not a member but would still like to attend please send a message via the Contact Us section of this website. Beginning Monday, March 30, Cataraqui Conservation will start closing and locking the gates on the Cataraqui Trail with all gates being closed by Friday April 3, 2020. Difficulty differs from activity to activity, you may also choose to start this route at any one of the following trailheads: Smiths Falls, Portland, Highway 15, Chaffey’s Locks, Perth Road, Sydenham, Harrowsmith, Yarker, Camden East, Newburgh, or Strathcona. In the winter the Cataraqui Trail connects riders with thousands of kilometres of snowmobile trails throughout Ontario. Fun Fact: Cataraqui Trail crosses the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve at its midsection. Spring and Fall are beautiful seasons for touring by bike. “While many visitors have respected physical-distancing measures, staff have observed and the public has reported concerns that some visitors are disregarding these protocols and gathering in groups larger than the provincially mandated five individuals,” the CRCA said. Although people are not allowed to loiter in city parks, Kingston police say you are still able to walk through them if you keep to social-distancing guidelines. }. background: -o-linear-gradient(rgba(129,215,66,1) 45%, rgba(129,215,66,1)); The Cataraqui Trail is a beautiful shared-use recreation trail welcoming hikers and cyclists in warmer weather, and snowmobilers and cross-country skiers in the cooler months. transition: all 0.3s; Length 4 mi Elevation gain 127 ft Route type Loop. T rails, lakes, roads, and parking remain open.. On March 16th, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that all state parks and state forest facilities would close for fourteen days to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Cataraqui Trail, which runs from Strathcona to Smiths Falls, is also on the list of sites to be reopened. Eastern Ontario's undiscovered path to history and nature. Cataraqui Conservation is an environmental protection and advisory agency. The trail begins southwest of Smiths Falls, at a parking lot south of Ontario Highway 15 designated as kilometre zero (. box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px #b5b5b5; Step Into Nature at Ontario’s Conservation Areas. font-family:Arial; } Want to discuss? Looping together Trail 1, Trail 2, and Trail 3 gives a good-length hike, suitable for a family, and includes the sugar shack, forests, and wetlands, with plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities. In spring, summer and fall it welcomes everyone from hikers to cyclists. Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. font-weight: ; margin-right: 10px!important; Activities included: For many it wasn’t just a day, but weeks of volunteer work. Thank you everyone for your work! border-bottom-right-radius: 10px; 8, 2020, all conservation areas and trails owned by Cataraqui Conservation will be closed to the public until further notice. Across Ontario you’ll find nearly 300 just waiting to be explored. The Cataraqui Trail is a 104-km Rails-to-Trails multi-use linear recreational trail in Eastern Ontario, Canada.The route passes by farmland, woods, lakes, and wetlands. background: linear-gradient(rgba(129,215,66,1) 45%, rgba(129,215,66,1)); transition: all 0.3s; READ MORE: text-decoration: none!important; “The gates are open during snowmobile season to allow snowmobiles with a valid OFSC permit to use the Trail,” states a Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority release. webkit-transition: all 0.3s; border-width: 1px; The Cataraqui Regional Conservation Authority closed the popular trails ahead of the Easter long-weekend. background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(45%, rgba(129,215,66,1)), color-stop(1, rgba(129,215,66,1))); Cataraqui Conservation indicated that the boat ramps on their properties will remain closed at this time, however, they are currently in discussions with their municipal partners regarding the reopening of boat ramps and next steps in doing so. WebFont.load({ The affected area is located between Chaffey’s Locks Road and Marina Road in the Township of Rideau Lakes. .button_wrapper_id_1138{ margin: 0 auto!important; Many have looked after the trail for over 20 years and they are “unsung heroes” that quietly mow and maintain the trail, without any formal trail maintenance day. Memberships may be purchased online. “Cataraqui Conservation values the health and well-being of its staff, volunteers, visitors and clients, and under the current circumstances, has broadened and enhanced a number of practical steps put in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” a news release from the organization said Tuesday. Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has decided that some of its conservation areas and walking trails will reopen starting on Saturday. Virtual Tour of Little Cataraqui Creek Loop. Hotels near Cataraqui Trail, Smiths Falls on Tripadvisor: Find 5,169 traveler reviews, 753 candid photos, and prices for 191 hotels near Cataraqui Trail in Smiths Falls, Ontario. The route of the trail is shown on the 1:50,000 scale topographical maps prepared by Energy, Mines and Resources Canada. DESCRIPTION Multi-use trail built on an old railbed. margin-top: 10px!important; font-size: 15px!important; The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has announced it will be closing all of its trails starting Wednesday due to concerns that some residents are not abiding by social-distancing rules during the new coronavirus pandemic. 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