The K&P Trail offers an off road route for recreation and active transportation. The abandoned rail bed was converted into a 15 km multi-use trail for walkers and non-motorized vehicles that extends from the semi-urban area near the Little Cataraqui Creek to Orser Road.
It is open all year and offers a range of scenic experiences through natural open landscapes, rock cuts and wetlands. A pedestrian bridge links rural and urban trail sections at Binnington Court and Dalton Avenue. New way finding signs and parking are available at various points along the trail.
Park and enjoy the trail from one of six different entrance points.
Binnington Court Trailhead - 1.8 km
Just off Dalton Avenue in Kingston's industrial park, you can leave your car at the southern starting point. You have more than 15 kilometres of trail ahead of you. Highlights include:
- Pedestrian Bridge over the Little Cataraqui Creek.
- Scenic vistas south across the Little Cataraqui Wetlands.
Sydenham Road at the 401 - 2.4 km
You have two choices, a scenic 2 kilometre excursion southward to the trailhead at Binnington Court or go north all the way to Orser Road if you choose. Highlights include:
- Views north across the Provincially Significant Wetland between the trail and 401.
- Large underpass under the 401.
- Views south towards the forested escarpment.
McIvor Road to Jackson Mills Road - 1.4 km
- Raised trail adjacent to wetlands and forest.
- Historic remains of the Millrace.
- Watch for horses looking down at you from their pastures!
Jackson Mills Road to Burbrook Road - 2 km
You are nearly equidistant from the north and south trailheads. A round trip in either direction is about 15 kilometres from this starting point so plan on 2.5 to 3 hours round trip, if you are on foot and are planning to walk to either end of the trail. Highlights include:
- An uphill climb and a big curve that many a 'Kick and Push' train had to back down and start up again.
- Geological granite anomalies.
- Scenic vistas across farmland to the south.
- Rock edges and forest on the north side.
Burbrook Road to Unity Road - 2.5 km
Farm fields and wooded areas dominate this area of the trail. Don't be surprised if the sights and sounds of local farm operations are present as you enjoy this starting point. Highlights include:
- A scenic rock cut along the curve north.
- Some small wetlands and ditch culvert crossings.
- The site of the Unity Rd parking lot was near the actual Glenvale Train station on the K&P line.
Unity Road to Orser Road - 5.3 km
Orser Road is the northern boundary in this area for the City of Kingston. It is approximately 5 kilometres south to Unity Road. Quiet countryside envelops the trail as you head south from the northern Trailhead. Highlights include:
- A straight stretch with a minor curve pausing through pastoral farmlands.
- Vista to the east of the Glenvale Creek Wetland.