Victoria Rail Trail

The Victoria Recreation Corridor is a rail trail that stretches from Lindsay, Ontario to Kinmount Ontario. It is 55 km in length and is managed by the County of Victoria. The trail is used year-round for hiking, horseback riding, cycling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The trail follows the former CN rail line which was constructed beginning in 1874. The start of construction also coincided with the incorporation of the village of Fenelon Falls.

The trail takes you from Lindsay along Sturgeon Lake to Fenelon Falls. It travels through Fenelon Falls and along Cameron Lake. During the summer months the bridge crossing this waterway is swung open to allow boater traffic through. Therefore it is necessary to detour through the downtown and along highway 121.

At the North End of Cameron Lake the trail follows the Burnt River north eventually leading to Kinmount. The trip from Fenelon Falls north to Kinmount is 32 km but it takes you through some of the County's most scenic land. You travel through areas that except for the trail look like they've never been touched by man.

The trip from Fenelon Falls south to Lindsay is only 22 km's long and follows Sturgeon Lake. It's just a quick 10 km into the community of Cameron. From Cameron the trail travel towards Ken Reid Conservation Area. There are hiking and mountain biking trails through the park. As well there is a marsh boardwalk, beach area and prime Osprey viewing. The area is also equipped with picnic tables and shelters.

Beyond Ken Reid it's only 8 km's into Lindsay at William Street North. Lindsay has many things to offer including the Victoria County Museum, the Academy Theatre as well as full shopping and dining facilities. Come, follow the trail and enjoy the scenic splendor and natural beauty Victoria County has to offer.

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TRAIL STATS
LENGTH:
85 km 
DIFFICULTY: •• 
ACTIVITIES:
Hiking & Walking, Running, Cycling - Roads & Paths, Cycling - Off-Road, Camping & Backpacking, Equestrian, Rock Climbing, Canoeing & Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Dog Sledding, ATVing 
CHARACTER:
Rail Trail, Scenic, Historic 
SURFACE:
Asphalt, Gravel, Flat 
AMENITIES:
Washroom facilities, phone, road access, wheechair accessible 
OTHER:
Kawartha Region Conservation Authority 
LOCATION
REGION:
Central Ontario 
SUB-REGION:
Kawartha's 
CLOSEST TOWN(S):
Lindsay 
GPS:
Latitude 44.34828
Longitude -78.73228
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SEASONS / HOURS
May 1st to March 31st

7:00 am - 9:30 pm

  
CONTACT INFO
NAME:
City of Kawartha Lakes , Craig Shanks 
PHONE:
705-324-9411 ext 304 
EMAIL: Email Us Now  
WEB SITE
For more information, including maps, please visit our Web site at www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca
 
 
 

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