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Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Snowshoeing, Hiking, Cross Country skiing, Birdwatching

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions

Ski Trails: Closed for the season. Rain and warmer temperatures have melted our snow base. Grooming operations are done for the season.
Rink:  Closed for the season.
Equipment Rental Office: Closed  for the season.


Entry Fee

$5.50 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, maximum fee of $14 per car (special event pricing may apply). Annual Passes are available for $80. They provide admission to Little Cataraqui Creek and Gould Lake Conservation Areas.

Hours of Operation

7:30 AM to dusk daily.

Outdoor Centre – 9AM to 4PM (other times available by appointment).

Equipment Rentals

The CRCA has cross-country skis and snowshoes available for rent during winter months, when conditions permit. For prices visit our equipment rental page.

Trail Info Line

For up to date trail conditions and the availability of equipment rentals, please call our trail information line at 613-546-4228 ext. 501.

Activities & Facilities

Connect with nature at this 394 hectare site in all seasons. There are areas of marsh, field, and forest habitat for nature appreciation, education and outdoor recreation facilities. Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is also headquarters for the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. Our Administration Office and main workshop are located within the Conservation Area as well as the Outdoor Centre, the base of operations for our education programs. Nature and environmental programs are offered on weekends during the fall, winter and spring. Visit our event calendar for further information.


Hiking Trails
X-Country Skiing
Forest Therapy
Ski Lessons
Picnic Areas
Bird Watching

Seasonal Activities

Winter is the most popular time of year at Little Cataraqui Creek. We have facilities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Equipment is available for rent at the Outdoor Centre. We event offer cross-country ski lessons.

In early spring we operate a demonstration sugar bush. Maple Madness is one of our most popular programs It takes place during March/April each year. For details visit our Maple Madness page.

In the summer, we operate a summer day camp with a focus on nature and outdoor skills for children age 6 to 11. Visit our Nature Explorers Camp page for details and registration.

Cross-Country Skiing

13 KM of trails are groomed when conditions permit; please follow proper skiers’ etiquette. Trails 1 to 4 are groomed and track-set and are for classic style cross-country skiing only. These track-set trails are a unique feature in our area and are very time consuming to produce and keep in good shape. Please respect the trails and the time and effort we put into them by not walking, snowshoeing, skate skiing or walking your dog on the track-set trails.

Outdoor Centre

The Outdoor Centre is the base for CRCA outdoor and conservation education programs and summer day camps. Facilities include a snack bar, observation tower, washrooms, equipment rentals and two meeting rooms. The facility is available for rent. For more information or to make a booking call 613-546-4228 ext. 222.

Maple Madness

In early spring, learn about the process of sugaring off from sap to syrup. Special activities like puppet shows and guided tours are available. Tractor-drawn wagon rides take you back to the sugar bush. Pancakes and maple syrup are all part of a recipe for a good time. Maple Madness is held each March/April. Visit our event calendar or the Maple Madness page for event details.

Trail Map

Trail Map - Winter

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Contact Us

1641 Perth Road
P.O. Box 160
Glenburnie, Ontario, Canada
K0H 1S0

Telephone: (613) 546-4228
Toll-free Telephone (613 area code): 1-877-956-CRCA (2722)
Fax: (613) 547-6474
E-mail: info@crca.ca

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