Rideau Trail Topo Map

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The Rideau Trail and the association that runs it began as a vision of Kingston-area resident Douglas Knapp. Knapp successfully communicated his dream to 27 students, who got a grant to build the entire path in the summer of 1971. In the meantime, Knapp recruited another 250 people who became members of the trail that first year. Today, the association has grown to include 1,100 members. Hikers on the trail will appreciate many of the region’s most important natural features, including rocky ridges, lakes, limestone caves and the view from Spy Rock over Westport. Hikers will pass a number of historical landmarks, including the graves of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and Sir Alexander Campbell, a Father of Confederation; shallow and deep mica pits; Chaffey’s Lock on the Rideau Canal; the Beverige Dam and Locks; the remains of a stone lime kiln; and houses built in a variety of architectural styles. Chocolate-loving hikers will want to stop in Smith’s Falls for a tour of the Hershey chocolate factory. Although the trail is quite long, there are no shelters on it. Many of the parks, conservation areas and locks offer camping.

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Mar 2018