The Cataraqui Trail

The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail running approximately 103 km from Smith Falls in the east to Strathcona in the west.

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.

Other than snowmobiles in season and electrically assisted bicycles all other motorized vehicles are prohibited.

We encourage all users to purchase an annual (Jan to Dec) $25 membership.

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In Memory of Doug Good

On Friday March 10th, 2017 the Cataraqui Trail lost one of its most passionate and devoted advocates.  The sudden and tragic death of Doug Good, the chair of the Cataraqui Trail Management Board, has shocked and saddened friends of the Trail, and members of the Board.

Since 2011, Doug Good was a member of the Cataraqui Trail Management Board.  He led the Board as its chairperson from 2015 to 2016, and had recently been re-elected for another two year term.  Doug had tremendous leadership qualities and a “get the job done” attitude that benefited the Trail and its users.  He worked tirelessly to bring many improvements to the Trail.

Doug gave his time, energies, and passion to many other community programs, including as president of the Big Rideau Lake Association, the “Skate the Lake” speed skating event, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, and as a Councillor in Rideau Lakes since 2014.

The Cataraqui Trail Management Board extends condolences to Doug’s family, friends and colleagues.  Doug will be much missed by all.