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Ken Reid Trails


Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling or cross country skiing, Ken Reid Conservation Area is a great place to spend the day. Groomed trails and child-friendly facilities provide a variety of ways for visitors of all ages to experience this natural setting. Kawartha Conservation acquired the 110 hectare (272 acre) property just north of Lindsay in 1980 from farmer Ken Reid. It is both the Authority’s flagship conservation area and home to its administrative offices.



Ken Reid offers several loop trails that lead through forests, meadows and wetlands. A favourite route includes the floating boardwalk that winds through the provincially significant MacLaren Creek Wetland bordering Sturgeon Lake. During the summer months you can spot red bellied snakes, snapping turtles and leopard frogs here. Visitors pausing at the observation deck further along the trail may watch the osprey on the nearby nesting platform.



These and other birds living in the area make it a popular destination for birders. A quiet hiker may catch a glimpse of a deer, fox, hare, or other wildlife that live in the meadows and forests of the park. Wildflower enthusiasts will enjoy the diversity of plants, but all visitors are asked to stay on the trails as poison ivy grows throughout the conservation area.


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