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Have an outdoor adventure on one of Kingston's many urban and rural trails! 

Please note: Many of Kingston's parks have naturalized areas that have been intentionally left to grow wild. Help protect local biodiversity and avoid ticks or poison ivy by staying on designated paths. 

K&P trail 

An abandoned railway bed turned beloved multi-use pathway! The K&P Trail offers an on-road and off-road route that is open all year. It goes through beautiful natural areas, wetlands and historic parts of Kingston.  

In the City of Kingston, the K&P Trail is 22 km long and has two parts: 

Urban K&P trail pathway  

  • This 7 km pathway combines both on-road and off-road routing and extends from Confederation park to Binnington Court.  
  • The path is entirely paved with asphalt or concrete and measures 3 meters in width, except for the on-road sections at Division Street, River Street and John Counter Boulevard. 
  • Many locations provide access to the trail, including Confederation Park, Douglas R. Fluhrer Park, Belle Park, Montreal St. (near Railway St.), Division St. (opposite Weller Ave.), Dalton Ave (near St. Remy Pl.) and Binnington Court (at the west end of Dalton Ave). 
  • It follows the City of Kingston's waterfront walkway from Confederation Park to River St.

Rural K&P trail pathway  

  • The trail stretches for 15 km from Binnington Court to Orser Road and has a gravel and stone dust surface. 
  • Access points to the trail are available at several locations, including Binnington Court (at the west end of Dalton Ave.), Sydenham Rd. (south of Hwy. 401), McIvor Rd. (0.7 km east of Hwy #38), Burbrook Rd. (at Jackson Mills Rd. and Cordukes Rd.), Unity Rd. (2.4 km east of Hwy #38), and Orser Rd. (1.5 km east of Hwy #38). North of Orser Rd., the trail extends into South Frontenac Township. 
  • This picturesque part of the trail takes you through bluffs and escarpments, past wetlands and man-made ravines, and alongside farmers' fields and a historic mill. 
  • Parking is available at Binnington Court, McIvor Rd., Burbrook Rd. (at Cordukes Rd.), and Unity Rd. 

North of Orser Road, the trail goes into Frontenac County and will connect to Sharbot Lake. Builders are still constructing some parts of the Frontenac trail.

Check out the K&P trail map and virtual tour.

Downtown waterfront pathway

An 8 km public waterfront pathway, starting from King Street near 1098 King St. W and extending to Emma Martin Park, connects to the downtown core. This pathway forms part of the 900 km Waterfront Trust Trail, which stretches from Niagara to Quebec and marks the southern end of the Rideau Trail.

Washrooms are available along the pathway seven days a week from Victoria Day to Labour Day.

  • Lake Ontario Park
  • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour*
  • Macdonald Memorial Park
  • An Gorta Mor Park
  • Confederation Park *
  • Downtown Parking Lots *
  • Wolfe Island Ferry Dock
  • Douglas Fluhrer Park
  • Emma Martin Park

* Accessible Parking and Pathway Access Available

  • Rideau Trail
  • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
  • Kingston Penitentiary & Museum
  • K. Tett Centre
  • Bellevue House National Historic Site
  • Murney Tower
  • Newlands Pavilion
  • Pump House Steam Museum
  • Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
  • City Hall
  • Springer Market Square
  • Fort Frontenac
  • The Woolen Mill

Rideau trail

The Rideau Trail Association Inc. (RTA) actively promotes, encourages and organizes responsible hiking activities. The RTA also takes care of over 40 trails, totalling more than 450 km in length. The main trail, called the Rideau Trail, is about 325 km long and goes from downtown Kingston to downtown Ottawa.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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