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Take advantage of many opportunities for nature appreciation, education and recreation at this 394 hectare site throughout the seasons. There are areas of marsh, field and forest habitat and excellent outdoor recreation facilities.
Located just north of Highway 401 and Division Street in Kingston, Little Cataraqui Creek is very accessible to Kingston residents and visitors to the area. We have facilities for cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing in the winter months. Equipment is available for rent at the Outdoor Centre. In the early spring, we operate a demonstration sugar bush. Maple Madnesstakes place during March/April each year and is one of our most popular programs. In the summer, we offer canoe and kayak rentals. Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is the headquarters for the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. Our Administration Office and Main Workshop are located there and the Outdoor Centre is the base of operations for our education programs. Nature and environmental programs are offered on weekends during the fall, winter and spring. We also operate a summer day camp with a focus on nature and outdoor skills for children aged six and up.