The Cataraqui Trail

The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail. In spring, summer and fall it welcomes everyone from hikers to cyclists. In winter it is open to snowmobilers bearing a current Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail permit. Cross-country skiers are welcome to share the trail. We encourage all users to purchase an annual (Jan to Dec) $25 membership.
The Friends of the Cataraqui Trail advocates for the sustainability, enjoyment and stewardship of the Cataraqui Trail. The Friends group supports the public use of the Trail, promotes the Cataraqui Trail and assists the Cataraqui Regional Conservation Authority (CRCA) as a volunteer work force for light maintenance and to monitor and report trail hazards and maintenance issues to the CRCA.

Cataraqui Trail Volunteer Clean-up Day

Saturday, July 25, 9am to noon

Supporters of the Cataraqui Trail will be working in small groups on July 25, 9-noon, to do light maintenance on the Trail. Join a group, or form your own, and help keep this wonderful community resource open. Activities include, garbage pick up, trimming, raking, and other light maintenance tasks.

To join a group, preregister by calling 613-532-7846 or through the Contact form on this website.

Groups will be meeting at:

  • Smith Falls Trailhead (Across the parking lot from the LCBO off Lombard Street)· HWY 15 and the Trail
  • Marina Road (west of Chaffey’s Locks) and the Trail
  • Perth Road and the Trail
  • George Street and the Trail in Sydenham.

Volunteers must bring their own hand tools and masks.

The morning should be fun, and is a great help to keeping the trail safe, clean, and in a valuable public space.

To join a group, preregister by calling 613-532-7846 or through the Contact form on this website.

Next Friends of the Cataraqui Trail Meeting

The next Friends of the Cataraqui Trail meeting will be held via a Webex meeting on Thursday August 27th at 7pm.  Details will be sent via email to all members.  All members are welcome to attend and participate.  Participation using the Webex application is encouraged but access is also available by phone.  If you are not a member but would still like to attend please send a message via the Contact Us section of this website.  Memberships may be purchased online.

Cataraqui Trail Maintenance Day

On Wednesday October 30 three teams of "Friends" met in Sydenham and then spread out to clear dead trees and brush from the trail from Harrowsmith to Perth Road.  Thanks to all who participated.