East Coast Trail
Started in 1994, the East Coast Trail is a long-distance footpath located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is over 300 kilometres of developed trail, made up of 26 wilderness paths and intersect more than 30 communities, it was named one of the best adventure destinations by National Geographic in 2012 and grows and improves every year. Maintained by the East Coast Trail Association and located on public lands, the trail traces the east coast of Newfoundland along the Atlantic Ocean; the trail passes through many small coastal towns nested in the bays of the Avalon Peninsula. The trail sections run from Portugal Cove, to Cape St. Francis, through St. John's and continue south as far as Cappahayden. Major attractions the Spout, a natural water spout created by wave action along the rocky coast, coastal barachois formations, a natural sea arch, a 50 metres suspension bridge near the abandoned community of La Manche; the trail passes through Cape Spear, the easternmost point in North America.
There are seasonal views of icebergs, birds and plant life and eight historic lighthouses along the path. Most sections of the trail range in hiking time from a few hours to a single day, however there are many designated camping spots along the trail for hikers who wish to use the path. Beaches path is easy hike, it should take 2–3 hours to complete. The trailheads are located in Witless Mobile, it is a shoreline walk with mild elevation changes. The path features Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and Mobile Beach. Bear Cove Path is a 11.6 kilometres hike of moderate difficulty. It takes about 4–6 hours to complete; the trailheads are located in Kingman's Cove and Renews. The path features two historic sites, a settlement and lighthouse, seasonal berry grounds. Biscan Cove Path is a 7.3 kilometres hike of moderate difficultly. It takes about 2–4 hours to complete; the trailheads are located in Cape St. Pouch Cove; the hike offers views offshore. Blackhead Path is a 3.7 kilometres hike, easy to moderate in difficulty.
It takes 1–2 hours to complete. The trailheads are located at Cape Spear; the path is exposed to the weather so caution is advised. Features Cabot Tower and Cape Spear National Historic Site. Brigus Head Path is a 6.5 kilometres hike of moderate difficulty. It takes 2–4 hours to complete; the trailheads are located in Admirals Cove. Features Hares Ears rock formation at Hares Ears Point. Cape Broyle Head Path is a 18.3 kilometres hike, difficult to strenuous, therefore experience and preparation is recommended. It takes 6–8 hours to complete, so timing is important to be off the trail before dark; the trailheads are located in Cape Calvert. This long. Hilly hike has stream crossings, it features a sandy beach, twisted rock formation and views of Ferryland lighthouse. Cape Spear Path is a 9.3 kilometres hike of moderate difficulty. It takes 4–6 hours to complete; the trail includes side trails. The trailheads are located in Maddox Cove; the path varies in terrain and features a nature conservancy area, Cape Spear National Historic Site. lighthouses, a museum, picnic spot and seasonal berry ground and whale watching.
Caplin Bay Path is easy hike. It takes 2–3 hours to complete; the trailheads are located in Ferryland. It is a section of elevated, old railroad track, it features beaches and ocean views. There are side trails that leads to Ferryland lighthouse. Cobblers Path is a 8.2 kilometres hike of moderate difficulty. It takes 3–4 hours to complete; the trailheads are located in Outer Cove. The trail was known as Red Cliff Path, it is a popular boarded hike that features The Cobbler, the remains of Pinetree Line radar station and seasonal whale watching. Deadman Bay Path is a 10.6 kilometres hike, moderate to difficult. It takes 5–8 hours to complete; the path features side trails that can increase the time required. The trailheads are located in Shea Heights and Freshwater Bay, it is a coastal hike with steep descents. Features the Fort Amherst lighthouse, the former settlement of Freshwater and the Barachois with rusted pieces of the Vasco d'Orey shipwreck. There are seasonal swimming holes, berry grounds and bird nesting views.
Http://www.eastcoasttrail.com/Modules/Facilities/Detail.aspx?id=c9d3361e-7fda-4205-a908-3ccf8691f481# Fafter Troy's Path is a 8.7 kilometres, easy hike. It takes 2–4 hours to complete; the trailheads are located in Torbay. This hike is a recent addition of a historic path connecting Torbay, it features Tappers Cove wharf and mural and the beamer. Flamber Head Path is a 14.5 kilometres hike, moderate to difficult. It takes 6–9 hours to complete; the trailheads are located in Brigus South. It is a wooded path. There is waterfalls and wilderness camping with seasonal whale watching. Island Meadow Path is a 10.1 kilometres hike of moderate difficulty. It takes 4–6 hours to complete; the trailheads are located at Bear Cove. The trail is made up of woodlands and headlands and features views of Renews Island. La Manche Path is a 6.4 kilometres, easy hike. It takes 2–3 hours to complete; the trailheads are located in
International Appalachian Trail
The International Appalachian Trail is a hiking trail which runs from the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Mount Katahdin, through New Brunswick, to the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, after which it follows a ferry route to Newfoundland, continues to the northern-easternmost point of the Appalachian Mountains at Belle Isle and Labrador. In 2009, IAT discussed with the British Geological Survey in Scotland whether to extend the IAT to the Appalachian terrains of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, setting off a series of expansions through Europe and Northern Africa; as of July 2015, there were IAT walking trails in Greenland, Norway, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, England, Spain and Morocco. The IAT was proposed in 1994 by Richard Anderson, a Maine fisheries biologist, with plans to traverse the portions of the Appalachian Mountains in Maine, New Brunswick, Quebec that the Appalachian Trail did not cover. Following route selection, construction of the trail took place through the late 1990s.
The first person to thruhike the IAT, as it existed, was John Brinda from Washington State, in 1997. He did this as part of his thruhike of the Eastern Continental Trail starting in Florida, he was the first person to thruhike the entire Eastern Continental Trail. The Newfoundland and Labrador extension to the IAT was proposed in 2003 and is still under construction; when completed, it will add an additional 1,200 km of trail. The official opening of the first trail section of the IAT Newfoundland was September 23, 2006; the IAT extends northeast from the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Katahdin, Maine to Mars Hill, before following the U. S.-Canada border north to Fort Fairfield, where it crosses the border into Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. It continues up the Tobique River valley to Mount Carleton before crossing the Miramichi Highlands to the Restigouche River valley in Quebec and along the Chic-Choc Mountains of the Gaspé Peninsula, ending at the peninsula's easternmost point, Cap Gaspé in Forillon National Park.
From Cap Gaspé, the IAT skips to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, over the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Newfoundland, where the trail picks up again at Channel-Port aux Basques and follows the west coast of the island up the Great Northern Peninsula before terminating at the island's northernmost tip, Cape Bauld. From there the IAT skips over the Strait of Belle Isle to the northern terminus of the Appalachian Mountain chain at Belle Isle. Geological evidence shows that the Appalachian Mountains, certain mountains of Western Europe, the Anti-Atlas range in North Africa are parts of the ancient Central Pangean Mountains, made when minor supercontinents collided to form the supercontinent Pangaea more than 250 million years ago. With the break-up of Pangaea, sections of the former range remained with the continents as they drifted to their present locations. Inspired by this evidence, efforts are being made to extend the IAT into Western Europe and North Africa. In April 2010 Greenland became the seventh chapter of the International Appalachian Trail.
The route is on the Nuussuaq Peninsula near Uummannaq Fjord. Greenland was followed by Scotland in June, when the West Highland Way became the first IAT trail in Europe. In October 2010 the IAT expanded further into Europe when nine new chapters joined the IAT at a meeting in Aviemore, Scotland; the meeting was attended by the IAT President and representatives from Coast Alive, the British Geological Survey, Visit Scotland, Fáilte Ireland. The new chapters include Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ulster-Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland; the Ulster-Ireland chapter covers territories of both the Republic of Northern Ireland. Spain joined the IAT in 2010. Scenic highlights along the route include: Canada St. John River valley Tobique River valley Mount Carleton - highest elevation in the province Restigouche River valley Matapédia River valley The Chic-Choc Mountains The Cap-Chat River and Matane River valleys, near Mt. Nicole-Albert Mt. Jacques-Cartier, highest mountain of the Gaspé Peninsula Codroy River valley Anguille Mountains The Cabox - highest elevation on Newfoundland Humber River valley Long Range Mountains Europe Glencoe National Scenic Area, Scotland UKParks include: Canada Mount Carleton Provincial Park Gaspésie National Park Forillon National Park Sir Richard Squires Provincial Park Ship's Arm Provincial Park Gros Morne National Park Europe The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland New England-Acadian forests Appalachian Trail Eastern Continental Trail Hughes, C.
J. "After 2,169 Miles, What's Another 690?". New York Times. 152:F1 International Appalachian Trail International Appalachian Trail - Newfoundland and Labrador Information center for the trail in Quebec Sendero Internacional de los Apalaches España - International Appalachian Trail Spain trailjournals.com - Personal journals of hikers on the IAT
West Coast Trail
The West Coast Trail called the Dominion Lifesaving Trail, is a 75 km backpacking trail following the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 1907 to facilitate the rescue of shipwrecked survivors along the coast, part of the treacherous Graveyard of the Pacific, it is now part of the Pacific Rim National Park and is rated by hiking guides as one of the world's top hiking trails. The West Coast Trail is open from May 1 until September 30 by reservation only; the West Coast Trail passes through the traditional territory of the Pacheedaht, Huu-ay-aht, Nuu-chah-nulth peoples, who have inhabited the area for more than 4000 years. Native trails, used for trade and travel, existed in the area prior to European settlement. European use of the trail area was to facilitate the construction and maintenance of a telegraph line between Victoria and Cape Beale; because of the high number of shipwrecks along this stretch of coast in the late 1800s, the Pachena Point Lighthouse and the Dominion Lifesaving Trail were constructed.
The reefs and breakers off the west coast of Vancouver Island had long posed a serious danger to navigation, at the start of the 20th-century lifesaving infrastructure on the sparsely populated island was still primitive despite the heavy traffic serving the Pacific coast between San Francisco and Alaska. One source cites five hundred wrecks around Vancouver Island alone. Although some plans were underway to improve the infrastructure, the public outcry which followed the wreck of the SS Valencia in January 1906 spurred the Canadian government to undertake a comprehensive plan for improvements; the resulting trail was dubbed the Dominion Lifesaving Trail, sometimes misidentified by modern sources as The West Coast Lifesaving Trail. The plan included: The construction of a new lighthouse at Pachena Point, near where the Valencia had run aground; the introduction of wireless telegraphy on the BC coast through the construction of five wireless stations at Pachena Point, Estevan Point, Cape Lazo, Point Grey, Gonzales Hill.
Among these, only Pachena Point is located on the Dominion Lifesaving Trail. Each station was expected to have a range of about 150 km, hence their spacing; the introduction of wireless service led to the rapid adoption of this technology by vessels plying the coastal trade. The construction of shelters at 8 km intervals on the trail; each shelter had a telegraph with instructions for use in several languages, survival provisions like blankets and rations, directions on navigating the trail. Establishment of the Bamfield Lifeboat Station. In 1908, the station was equipped with a state of the art 36-foot motor lifeboat built to a United States Lifesaving Service specification by the Electric Launch Company of Bayonne, New Jersey; the Elco 36 ft was the world's first purpose-built MLB, over the next half century hundreds of similar boats would be constructed for lifesaving stations in the US and Canada. The trail allowed shipwreck survivors and rescuers to travel the forest making use of the telegraph line and cabins.
In 1973 the trail has been continuously upgraded. The current trail passes through numerous Indian Reserves. In the 1970s, a lack of regulation resulted in hikers trespassing on culturally important and environmentally sensitive First Nations archaeological sites, such as villages and refuges on Reserve lands; as a result of this trespass on the traditional territory and cultural property of First Nations living in the area, hikers are now required to remain on the trail when passing through any Reserve areas. To accommodate the growing interest in off-trail historical sites, the Ditidaht First Nation now offers guided adventure tours through their traditional lands. Canadian Coast Guard Station Bamfield is still in operation and now hosts the CCG's Rigid Hull Inflatable Operator Training School; the trail runs south to Port Renfrew on Port San Juan Bay. In 1902, Bamfield became the North America terminus of the All Red Line's Pacific submarine cable, which spanned the globe linking the British Empire.
A trail was constructed to carry the line south to Victoria, as well as providing telegraph service to the lighthouses at Cape Beale and Carmanah Point. Hikers can choose to begin the trail in Port Renfrew and travel north, or in Bamfield and travel south; the southern parts of the trail are far more challenging than the flatter area in the north. Overnight hikers must buy a permit, as only a set number of people are allowed to be on the trail at any one time. However, individuals are permitted to visit during the day at no expense; the trail itself winds through forests, slippery moss-covered ladders, climbing and beach treks. Hikers have a choice in parts of the trail to stay in the highlands, much boggier, or try to make progress on the beach, slow, but easier on the feet; the trail passes old growth trees, waterfalls and thick patches of deep mud. Along the coast, the trail includes sand and pebble beaches and exposed shelf and boulders at low tide; the trail diverts inland to avoid dangerous surge channels and
Spencer Creek (Ontario)
Spencer Creek is a creek in Flamborough, Ontario. Banks of the Creek is made up of residential homes and business. Traveling through the area using Highway 97; the area is home to many trailer parks and more prominently the Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls Conservation Area and Valens Conservation Area, Adventure travel Bruce Trail Cambridge, Ontario Puslinch, Ontario Spencer Creek Trail
The Waterfront Trail is made up of an interconnected series of trails along the shores of Lake Ontario in Canada, beginning in Niagara-on-the-Lake and extending to Brockville, with an extension along Former Highway 2, to the Quebec provincial border. Through Toronto, the trail is called the Martin Goodman Trail; the Waterfront Trail is used by commuters in parts of Southern Ontario. In October 2013, Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne announced government support for expansion of the trail system to better connect the 2015 Pan Am Games venues and community. "I want to ensure that all of the people of this province benefit from our investments in the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, because, how we can grow as One Ontario. Extending our trails system and connecting more communities is a great way for the excitement of the Games to live on well beyond 2015." Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, October 3rd, 2013 The announcement ensures that "the province will work with First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to incorporate Aboriginal markers along the trails to honour the history and culture of Aboriginal communities in Ontario."
Trails will connect to four major Pan Am and Parapan Am Games venues – CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village, CIBC Pan Am Park, CIBC Hamilton Soccer Stadium and Pan Am/Parapan Am Fields. All consultations related to Pan Am/Parapan Am trails will address accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. In November 2013, two waterfront-design firms were selected to reimagine the space at the former Ontario Place grounds in Toronto to incorporate a broader mandate for greenspace and parkland; the rising cost of automobiles and gasoline mean a heavier burden on the trail system from multiple uses. Walking/Hiking Running Cycling Inline skating Skateboarding Mobility scooters Mountain bikingControversial decisions to limit some e-bike and mobility scooters have been underway along portions of the trail. Municipalities containing the Waterfront TrailNiagara-on-the-Lake St. Catharines, Ontario Grimsby Hamilton Burlington Oakville Mississauga Toronto Pickering Ajax Whitby Oshawa Clarington Port Hope Cobourg Trenton Belleville Greater Napanee Kingston Gananoque Brockville Cornwall The rise of social travel and photography have parallelled with the rise of smaller wearable technological advancements that permits travelers along the trail a variety of activities and destinations.
Location: 43°36′55.12″N 79°23′28.21″WThe jewel of the Waterfront Trail lies at the Toronto Islands Ferry Terminal where trail users can catch a ferry to the expansive Toronto Islands including Centre Island and Hanlon's Point Beach. In 2015, the Waterfront Trail is expected to connect to the huge underground Toronto PATH system. Cyclists and skaters are encouraged on the peaceful island where only utility vehicles are permitted. Among the artistic touches of this portion of the trail include the architecturally renowned Wave Decks, designed by West8. Location: 43°39′20.12″N 79°18′40.21″WThe Beaches community in eastern Toronto is an important location on the trail, being one of the only neighbourhoods in Toronto with residential homes next to the lakeshore. The Beach itself is a popular destination, hosting games of beach volleyball, attracting many cyclists and rollerbladers. North of the waterfront are many small restaurants along Queen Street and The Danforth. From the Beaches, the trail, called the Martin Goodman Trail, runs west along the Toronto waterfront for its entire length, with only a few sections on city streets.
There isn't any path running east along the waterfront from the Beaches. Sugar Beach is a former parking lot located at Lower Jarvis Street and Queen's Quay—the park is now a non-swimming beach on the south-eastern edge of South Core, Toronto. Location: 43°33′02″N 79°35′10″WPort Credit straddles the Credit River with a mix of residential and commercial development along the trail. Most of the trail is separated from traffic with the exception of some residential streets at the east end near the Adamson Estate. Location: 44°5′33″N 79°31′7″WSpencer Smith Park at Burlington is a prime example of the evolution of mixed-use development and city planning in the Greater Toronto Area. In 2006, the park became a symbol of the ongoing effort to reclaim the Lake Ontario shoreline after the latest phase of redevelopment featured the opening of Spencer's, an upscale restaurant on grounds once occupied by the Mohawk Canoe Club. In 2013, a new pier was opened by the City of Burlington that anchors the trail along the shores of the lake.
Individuals and groups can sometimes be seen performing yoga, T'ai chi and other arts at the public gazebo here. In addition, Spencer Smith Park hosts the annual Sound Of Music festival, a longtime tradition and celebration for Halton and surrounding areas. Location: 44°20′19″N 76°8′1″WThe 1000 Islands Bikepath is a 37 kilometre trail running parallel to the Parkway between Gananoque and Brockville, forming a section of the Waterfront Trail. In July 2014, the provincial government of Ontario announced a $100 million renovation plan that will see the transformation of Ontario Place from an entertainment venue into a huge mixed-use park that will anchor the trail in this section. Unlike Quebec's extensive trail system - Route Verte - portions of the trail are inaccessible for safe travel for cyclists. There is an effort by the Waterfront Regeneration Trail, operators of the trail, to expand the cycling portions of the route. "The Waterfront Regeneration Trail is focused on creating a cycling route around the Great Lakes, has big expansion plans and dreams for the coming years to increase its mileage.
Some of the biggest deterrents for cycle tourists are poor road conditions that force cyclists
Manitoba is a province at the longitudinal centre of Canada. It is considered one of the three prairie provinces and is Canada's fifth-most populous province with its estimated 1.3 million people. Manitoba covers 649,950 square kilometres with a varied landscape, stretching from the northern oceanic coastline to the southern border with the United States; the province is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territories of Nunavut to the north, Northwest Territories to the northwest, the U. S. states of North Minnesota to the south. Aboriginal peoples have inhabited. In the late 17th century, fur traders arrived on two major river systems, what is now called the Nelson in northern Manitoba and in the southeast along the Winnipeg River system. A Royal Charter in 1670 granted all the lands draining into Hudson's Bay to the British company and they administered trade in what was called Rupert's Land. During the next 200 years, communities continued to grow and evolve, with a significant settlement of Michif in what is now Winnipeg.
The assertion of Métis identity and self-rule culminated in negotiations for the creation of the province of Manitoba. There are many factors that led to an armed uprising of the Métis people against the Government of Canada, a conflict known as the Red River Rebellion aka Resistance; the resolution of the assertion of the right to representation led to the Parliament of Canada passing the Manitoba Act in 1870 that created the province. Manitoba's capital and largest city, Winnipeg, is the eighth-largest census metropolitan area in Canada. Other census agglomerations in the province are Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Thompson; the name Manitoba is believed to be derived from the Ojibwe or Assiniboine languages. The name derives from Cree manitou-wapow or Ojibwa manidoobaa, both meaning "straits of Manitou, the Great Spirit", a place referring to what are now called The Narrows in the centre of Lake Manitoba, it may be from the Assiniboine for "Lake of the Prairie". The lake was known to French explorers as Lac des Prairies.
Thomas Spence chose the name to refer to a new republic he proposed for the area south of the lake. Métis leader Louis Riel chose the name, it was accepted in Ottawa under the Manitoba Act of 1870. Manitoba is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territories of Nunavut to the north, the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south; the province meets the Northwest Territories at the four corners quadripoint to the extreme northwest, though surveys have not been completed and laws are unclear about the exact location of the Nunavut–NWT boundary. Manitoba adjoins Hudson Bay to the northeast, is the only prairie province to have a saltwater coastline; the Port of Churchill is Canada's only Arctic deep-water port. Lake Winnipeg is the tenth-largest freshwater lake in the world. Hudson Bay is the world's second-largest bay by area. Manitoba is at the heart of the giant Hudson Bay watershed, once known as Rupert's Land, it was a vital area of the Hudson's Bay Company, with many rivers and lakes that provided excellent opportunities for the lucrative fur trade.
The province has a saltwater coastline bordering Hudson Bay and more than 110,000 lakes, covering 15.6 percent or 101,593 square kilometres of its surface area. Manitoba's major lakes are Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipegosis, Lake Winnipeg, the tenth-largest freshwater lake in the world; some traditional Native lands and boreal forest on Lake Winnipeg's east side are a proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Manitoba is at the centre of the Hudson Bay drainage basin, with a high volume of the water draining into Lake Winnipeg and north down the Nelson River into Hudson Bay; this basin's rivers reach far west to the mountains, far south into the United States, east into Ontario. Major watercourses include the Red, Nelson, Hayes and Churchill rivers. Most of Manitoba's inhabited south has developed in the prehistoric bed of Glacial Lake Agassiz; this region the Red River Valley, is flat and fertile. Baldy Mountain is the province's highest point at 832 metres above sea level, the Hudson Bay coast is the lowest at sea level.
Riding Mountain, the Pembina Hills, Sandilands Provincial Forest, the Canadian Shield are upland regions. Much of the province's sparsely inhabited north and east lie on the irregular granite Canadian Shield, including Whiteshell and Nopiming Provincial Parks. Extensive agriculture is found only in the province's southern areas, although there is grain farming in the Carrot Valley Region; the most common agricultural activity is cattle husbandry, followed by assorted grains and oilseed. Around 12 percent of Canada's farmland is in Manitoba. Manitoba has an extreme continental climate. Temperatures and precipitation decrease from south to north and increase from east to west. Manitoba is far from the moderating large bodies of water; because of the flat landscape, it is exposed to cold Arctic high-pressure air masses from the northwest during January and February. In the summer, air masses sometimes come out of the Southern United States, as warm humid air is drawn northward from the Gulf of Mexico.
Temperatures exceed 30 °C numerous times each summer, the combination of heat and humidity can bring the humidex value to the mid-40s. Carman, Manitoba recorded the second-highest humidex in Canada in 2007, with
The Rideau Trail is a 387-kilometre hiking trail in Ontario, linking Ottawa and Kingston. Crossing both public and private lands, the trail was created and opened in 1971, it is named for the Rideau Canal which connects Ottawa and Kingston, although the two only connect. The trail crosses terrain ranging from the placid farmland of the Ottawa River and St. Lawrence River valleys to the rugged Canadian Shield in Frontenac Provincial Park; the trail passes through Richmond, Perth and Smiths Falls, Ontario. It is intended only for walking and cross-country skiing; the Rideau Trail begins at Confederation Park in front of City Hall in Kingston. In Ottawa the trail ends at the foot of the Rideau Canal Ottawa Locks on the Ottawa River, within sight of Parliament Hill; the main trail is marked with orange triangular markers from Kingston to Ottawa. In the opposite direction the orange triangles have a yellow tip. Side trails sport blue triangles; the trail is maintained by the Rideau Trail Association, a non-profit organization which organizes both regular hikes along the trail and work parties for maintenance.
The association's registered trademark is an isosceles triangle. RTA membership is open to the public for an annual fee. RTA members organize regular group hikes in nearby trail systems; the Rideau Trail is divided into three sections each administered by a local RTA section club. The section clubs are Kingston and Ottawa; each club awards RTA members. The RTA awards an overall end-to-end badge for completing the entire trail and a special edition for completing the entire trail during the months of January and February. At certain points the Rideau Trail overlaps the K&P Rail Trail, Cataraqui Trail, the Trans Canada Trail; the trail traverses the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. Rideau Trail Association