Cataraqui Conservation is inviting area residents and visitors to the region to come out and enjoy the brisk fall air and the colourful foliage as part of our Open Trails Day, on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.
Enjoy some fresh air, nature appreciation, and family-friendly activities between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The regular gate fee to the Conservation Area has been waived for the day, so bring your friends and family along for the adventure - free admission.
The Outdoor Centre will be open and feature a ‘Craft Corner’ where visitors can make nature-themed buttons, as well as partake in creating ‘tree cookie’ art or name tags. You can also learn about various birds and turtles that inhabit the property through our interpretative displays, join a eyes only scavenger hunt, or buy some seed to feed the chickadees once you hit the trails.
Cataraqui Conservation staff will be offering guided hikes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – please meet up on the front lawn of the Outdoor Centre where the sojourn will begin. Washrooms and the snack bar will both be open throughout the day, where you can also get trail maps.
The Cataraqui Conservation Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of Cataraqui Conservation, will be holding a ‘Yard Sale’ with all proceeds from the sale of items going to support our conservation education programs. All items are new and have been donated by local individuals, organizations, and businesses.
For those participating in the Cataraqui Conservation 2022 Hike Challenge (see https://cataraquiconservation.ca/pages/hike-challenge) this is a perfect opportunity to check one trail off your list.
For more information, call 613-546-4228 x222. Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located at 1641 Perth Rd, just up the hill past the 401 on Division Street in Kingston.