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.
The Cataraqui Trail is part of the conservation lands of the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.
Are You Ready for the Return of the Cat Trail Quest?
Have you completed the Cataraqui Trail Survey yet?
If not, please click here
Survey closes June 30th
Cataraqui Trail Merchandise Clearance
Good quality sweatshirts and T-shirts available at bargain prices.
Volunteers Doug, Jen and Gleb clear wild parsnip near County Road 4.
Cat Trail by drone
Cataraqui Trail AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Cataraqui Trail will be held via a Zoom meeting on Saturday June 25th at 10am. Details will be sent via email to all members. All members are welcome to attend and participate. Participation using the Zoom 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.
Please purchase your 2022 Friends of the Cataraqui Trail Membership prior to the meeting. Note that memberships follow the calendar year.
Next Maintenance Day
A Maintenance Day was held on Saturday April 23rd. Many members turned out to help both on this day and before and after leaving the trail in great shape. Watch this space for our next maintenance day.
2021 Maintenance Month
From May 1st through to June 5th, 2021 over 45 volunteers helped maintain over 75km of the Cataraqui Trail between Strathcona and Smith Falls. Activities included:
Checking bridges, signs, gates & barriers
Reporting on erosion, trail surface & evidence of prohibited use
Filling holes with gravel
Cleaning up picnic areas
Removing a siphon tube
Removing garbage - very little reported
Pulling and reporting on invasive species
Thank you everyone for helping to keep the trail safe and beautiful!