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The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail offers a natural recreational corridor for people of all ages and abilities. This historic railway bed is now a magnificent recreational corridor with a crushed limestone surface. This 53.8 km section of the national trail traverses east to west across Kawartha Lakes. The trail surface is 3 metre wide, hard-packed limestone which provides flat level surface, ideal for a variety of trail uses. You will encounter woodlands, farmlands, wetlands, and communities. For the most part, the trail is relatively flat, with modest changes in elevation throughout its entire length. Trail users will find facilities such as benches, bicycle racks, and picnic shelters along the way. Discover the trail’s many attributes and experience it for yourself.


Five Core Uses:

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Hiking / Walking / Running

The crushed limestone surface of the trail is ideal for hiking, walking and running. All of these activities can have a powerful effect on your health. There is a bench approximately 1 km east and west of Lindsay, Omemee and Reaboro. Walk to the bench and back every day, enjoy the fresh air and reap the benefits.

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Cycling

The trail is suitable for hybrid, cyclocross and long distance touring bikes (anything with a wider tire). Enjoy this relatively flat surface free from traffic and the flora and fauna along the way.

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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a great way to enjoy the trail and experience the natural beauty of our region. The crushed limestone surface is suitable and safe for horses. Please help keep the trail beautiful and safe for other users by cleaning up after your horses.

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Cross-Country Skiing / Snowshoeing

Just because there's snow on the ground doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the outdoors on the trail. During winter months, the trail is an ideal location for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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Snowmobiling

Uxbridge to Opmar Road is groomed by the ‘Heart of Ontario’ Snowmobile Club. The rest of the trail is not groomed, but snowmobiles are welcome. There is currently no route through the town of Lindsay for snowmobilers.

Prohibited Uses: With the exception of snowmobiles, all motorized vehicles including ATV’s and dirt bikes are not permitted on the trail.


Winter Trail Use

Trails are not maintained from November 1 - April 30, although they are available for use. Please contact us to report any maintenance issues along local trail.


Dog Walking

Dogs must be kept under control at all times. Please keep your pooch on a leash when you encounter other trail users. Keep the trail beautiful - SCOOP when your dog poops.


Access Points

Convenient parking locations can be found in a number of locations along the trail. Parking locations are listed below and can also be found on our trail map.

Parking Areas

  • Eldon Road, Pickseed Shelter
  • Fleming College, Lindsay
  • Memorial Park, Lindsay
  • Logie Park, Lindsay
  • Highway 36 Bridge (underpass)
  • Reaboro Park, Reaboro
  • Omemee Beach

Roadway Parking

  • Simcoe Street, Manilla
  • Emily Park Road
  • Orange Corners Road
  • Lily Park Road
  • Ackison Road

Trail Services

 Bike Rentals

Down To Earth Adventure Outfitters
82 Kent St W, Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y4
P: (705) 328-0230

 Snow Conditions

Heart of Ontario Snowmobile Club
For current snow conditions on the trail.

Downloads

Click any of the links below to download a PDF of one of our brochures, reports, or newsletters.

General Brochure 2.9 MB
Donation Brochure 2.3 MB
Donor Acknowledgement 3.6 MB
2015-16 Annual Report 600 KB
Photography Workshop 1 MB
KTCT Newsletter  
ktct flickr gallery block
kawartha donate block
kawartha volunteer block
trans canada trail national block