Little Cataraqui Creek features a 394 hectare site with areas of marsh, field and forest habitat and excellent outdoor recreation facilities. The Outdoor Centre provides a place for equipment rental, educational programming for youth and an assortment of other functions. The site maintains a natural skating rink in the winter, and hosts Maple Madness every March/April. There are washrooms and picnic areas available for use. Daily entry fees apply.
Perth Road, 2km north of Kingston
Click here for directions to LITTLE CATARAQUI CREEK CONSERVATION AREA
*Note: Directions lead to map coordinates (in longitude/latitude) of the main trail head
For more information contact the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority:
Phone: (613) 546-4228 or 1-877-956-CRCA (2722)
Fax: (613) 547-6474
Historically, mixed farming pursuits predominated in this rural neighbourhood where the CRCA main facilities are situated. However, flooding from the Little Cataraqui River posed a deterrent, causing the land to be left idle or used for rough pasture. After purchasing several parcels in the 1960's, CRCA built a dam and reservoir, and flooding was controlled. The area has been transformed to a natural landscape lending itself to recreational purposes.