Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, Kingston

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Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is a 394ha conservation area located north of the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and is managed by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.The Little Cataraqui Creek flows through the area and a reservoir has been built for water control and wildlife management purposes. It boasts an outdoor centre and houses the headquarters of the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. In the winter the conservation area is popular for ice skating, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. In the summer, several day camps operate, and popular activities are canoeing, kayaking and bird watching. Composed of pond, marsh, field, and forest habitats, a diverse collection of animal and plant species can be found.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This park is a great multi-use area. You can bike, walk or run. In the winter you can ski, skate or slide. My son had a lot of fun checking out the water snakes.  more »
  • May 14, 2017
    The habitat is located just north of the city of Kingston and varies in habitat from wetland to planted conifers. Watch out for the trails which are poorly kept, especially after raining.  more »
  • April 28, 2017
    We went here in the evening, and stayed between 5:30-7:30. The sun had finally come out for the day, and I spotted birds right away, with a great find of a Ruby Crowned Kinglet. It was bold and friend...  more »
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  • February 13, 2017
    I love this conservation area. I take my dog here a couple times a week. Lots of different trails, you can enjoy anything from 1km -10km. In the summer the trails are perfect for walking, running and biking. In the winter they are great for x country skiing, snow shoeing, walking and running. I suggest bringing your poles as is can get a little slippery. Safe trekking and enjoy!
  • January 24, 2017
    Cutest little conservation park I have ever been to. I was able to feed black-capped chickadees, and they followed me during my walk!
  • April 9, 2017
    This is a lovely place to commune with nature!

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