K & P Trail Sharbot Lake

The Frontenac K&P Trail was originally a railway line that operated in eastern Ontario but was abandoned by its owner, Canadian Pacific Railway, between 1962 and 1986 and ran from Kingston to Renfrew, Ontario. The trail follows, as much as possible, the former K&P Railway Company line and creating loops, linking to regional trail systems. It provides interwoven trails for enthusiasts of all skill levels all year round. The Frontenac K&P Trail begins at the Kingston city limits at Orser Road to Hartington with plans to continue through Tichborne and to Sharbot Lake in 2017, a total distance of 58 kilometres (36 miles). The K&P is a wonderful trail enjoyed all seasons by walkers, cyclists, horse-back riders, skiers and ATV’s, a good 30-40 kilometers of gorgeous lakes and fields.


Meisel Woods is the Rideau Valley’s newest developed Conservation Area. This untouched nature trail includes 130-acres of forested natural land with plants, animals and landscape typical of the headwaters of the Tay and Upper Rideau watershed. The property surrounds a 60-acre, headwaters lake known as Beaver or Bass Lake and includes additional waterfrontage on Crow Lake.

The property was generously donated to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation by John Meisel in 2000. Mr. Meisel’s interest is that the property remain undeveloped. That wish will be respected. The goal of the new Meisel Woods Conservation Area is environmental protection. The only improvements foreseen are along the trail, with the creation of a small parking lot and a sign.

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Take highway #38 and turn left onto Crow Lake Road for approximately 4 km (2.5 miles). Turn right onto Anderson Road, just before The Oaks Cottages on Crow Lake, for approximately 0.5 km (0.3 miles) on the right hand side of the road.

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