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The Municipality of North Grenville Parks, Recreation & Culture Department maintains kilometres of recreational trails that complement our growing system of parks and open space. These trails enhance recreational opportunities for our residents & visitors and allow them to enjoy a cost-effective way of keeping physically active while enjoying the great outdoors.

For auto and boat travelers, North Grenville is a partner on the Rideau Heritage Route.

Why should YOU take advantage of North Grenville Trails?

  • Each North Grenville resident lives within a 15 minute drive from a trail
  • North Grenville has over 50 km of recreational trails
  • North Grenville has 90 km of paddle routes
  • Available for day outings, year round.

The North Grenville Integrated Community Trails Strategy developed in 2011 proposes improvements and expansions for North Grenville’s recreational trail system.

ATV Club

Nation Valley All-Terrain Vehicle Club

For more information about the Nation Valley All-Terrain Vehicle Club, visit their website. www.nvatvc.org

Cycling Routes

Coming Soon!

Heritage Walking Tours

Download N'Go PDFs or view slideshows of our Heritage Walking Tours here.

Recreational Trails

Waterfront Trail

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Passing through Curry Park, this beautiful 2 kilometre pathway along the north shore of the Kemptville Creek connects Old Town Kemptville to Clothier Street East. This recreational trail is relatively flat, with some incline and has a combined gravel and natural surface. This linear trail features a number of historical plaques to read.

  • Length: 2 km return (1 km each way)
  • Surface: Gravel & Natural
  • Grade: Flat with some incline

Turtle Trail

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Turtle Trail

Located within the Ferguson Forest Centre, Turtle Trail is a 2.6 kilometer out & back trail along the west shore Kemptville Creek. This recreational trail is relatively flat, with minimal incline and has a natural surface across the length of the trail. This trail is good for all skill levels. Parking is available at Anniversary Park.

  • Length: 2.6 km return (1.3 km each way)
  • Surface: Natural
  • Grade:Flat with minimal incline

Settler's Trail

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Settler's Trail is a 6.2 kilometer out & back trail, good for all skill levels. This trail runs from the Settlers Grant community through the Ferguson Forest Centre. This recreational trail is relatively flat, with some incline and has gravel across the length of the trail. Parking is available on the west side of County Road 44, north of Kemptville Public School, or at the east end of the trail within the Ferguson Forest Centre.

  • Length: 6.2 km return (3.1 km each way)
  • Surface: Gravel
  • Grade: Flat with some incline

Maple Trail

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Located along the south west side of the Ferguson Forest Centre, Maple Trail is a 3.4 kilometer out & back trail that offers the chance to see local wildlife. This recreational trail is relatively flat, with incline throughout the trail. Maple Trail connects to Beech and Alf Campbell Trail for a short distance. Parking is available on the East side of County Road 44, between Settlers Trail and eQuinelle Golf Course, or across from the OPP station.

  • Length: 3.4 km return (1.7 each way)
  • Surface: Natural
  • Grade: Flat & incline throughout

Beech Trail

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Beech Trail is a 1.3 kilometer loop trail located within the Ferguson Forest Centre. This recreational trail has incline throughout the trail, but is flat in some areas. Beech trail connects to Link Trail for a short distance. Parking is available on the East side of County Road 44, between Settlers Trail and eQuinelle Golf Course.

  • Length: 1.3 km loop
  • Surface: Natural
  • Grade: Flat & incline throughout

Alf Campbell Trail

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Alf Campbell Trail is a 4 kilometer loop trail located within the Ferguson Forest Centre. This recreational trail has incline throughout the trail, but is flat in most areas. Alf Campbell Loop passes over some forest roadways, so be cautious of motorized vehicles. Parking is available off of Honour Way at the north side of the Ferguson Forest Centre

  • Length: 4 km loop
  • Surface: Natural
  • Grade: Flat & incline throughout

Chickadee Trail

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Chickadee Trail is a 1 kilometer loop trail that offers beautiful wooded scenery within the north side of the Ferguson Forest Centre. This recreational trail has incline throughout the trail, but is flat in some areas. Parking is available on the East side of County Road 44, between Settlers Trail and eQuinelle Golf Course.

  • Length: 1 km loop
  • Surface: Natural
  • Grade: Flat & incline throughout

Kinderwood Trail

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Kinderwood Trail was conceived as a woodland trail, acquainting children with the forest animals and their habitats. Kinderwood Trail is a 0.5 kilometer linear trail and good for all skill levels. This recreational trail is flat with a natural forest surface. This trail is located in North Grenville’s Anniversary Park within the Ferguson Forest. Parking is available on site along with a picnic shelter and fishing dock in the warmer months.

  • Length: 0.5 km return
  • Surface: Natural
  • Grade: Flat

Rail Trail

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The North Grenville Rail Trail is a 7 kilometer out & back trail that is good for all skill levels. This recreational trail is mostly flat with minimal incline. This trail provides access to a number of Kemptville neighbourhoods, and passes through the Kemptville College Campus. Parking is available at the south end of the trail off Bedell Road, however there are trail entrances throughout the length of the trail.

  • Length: 7 km return (3.5 km each way)
  • Surface: Gravel
  • Grade: Flat with minimal incline

Patchell's Path

Patchell’s Path

Patchell’s Path is a 0.5 kilometer loop, good for all skill levels. This recreational trail is flat, and has gravel around the length of the trail. Parking is available north of the path off Honour Way.

  • Length: 0.5 km loop
  • Surface: Gravel
  • Grade: Flat

Libby Island Trail

Libby Island Trail

Libby Island has a 0.5 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located on the Rideau River. This trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. This recreational trail is mostly flat with minimal incline. Parking is available on the island, but be cautious of driving over the causeway after a heavy rain.

  • Length: 0.5 km loop
  • Surface: Grass
  • Grade: Flat with minimal incline

Rideau Canal: Tip to Tip Trail

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The Rideau Canal Tip to Tip Trail is a 4.3 kilometer is an out & back trail located along the Rideau River. This trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and camping. Visit the historic Burritt’s Rapids Lockstation and the town of Burritt’s Rapids. This recreational trail is mostly flat with minimal incline. Parking is available at the lockstation on the west end of the trail off of River Road. For more information visit http://www.rideaufriends.com/documents/tip-to-tip-english-s.pdf

  • Length: 4.3 km return (2.15 km each way)
  • Surface: Natural
  • Grade: Flat with minimal incline

Chalet Loop

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Chalet Loop is a 3 kilometer loop located within Limerick Forest South, which offers the chance to see wildlife, wetlands and scenic views along the boardwalk. Parking is available at the chalet off Limerick Road. For more information on Limerick Forest visit www.limerickforest.ca.

  • Length: 3 km loop
  • Surface: Natural & Gravel
  • Grade: Flat with incline

Multi-Use Pathway

Kemptville Multi-Use Pathway

Kemptville Multi-Use Pathway is a 4 kilometer heavily trafficked out & back recreational pathway located along County Road 44. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. This multi-use pathway links Settler’s Trail to the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Keep in mind the proper use of the pedestrian crossovers is the responsibility of all users.

  • Length: 4 km return (2 km each way)
  • Surface: Paved
  • Grade: Flat with some incline

South Gower Fitness Trail

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This trail is a fun active connection through the wooded area between soccer and ball fields at South Gower Park. The trail includes an obstacle course challenge designed by local children in partnership with Sinking Ship Entertainment’s TVO show: Giver.

  • Length: 1 km return
  • Surface: Natural
  • Grade: Flat

Paddling Routes

Coming soon!

Snowmobile Club

Kemptville Snowmobile Klub

For more information about the Kemptville Snowmobile Klub, view their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kemptvillesnowmobileklub/

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Thank you to the following funding for helping to create our trails into what they are today!

Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program

Ontario Sport & Recreation Communities Fund