Macaulay Mountain is a favourite destination for hikers and picnickers. Macaulay Mountain area features 440 acres offering easy hiking in the lowland area, more rugged trekking on the escarpment portion, or a pleasant family walk along a series of gravelled paths along the Whattam`s Memorial Walkway. There is plenty to see here including the famed Bird House City with its over 100 miniature reproductions of local buildings. There are 20 km of trails, including biking trails maintained by the Bloomfield Bicycle Club.
In the winter, this is an ideal spot for cross-country skiing and tobogganing.
Trails: Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area has 11 km of trails available for cross-country skiing. Trails are probably not groomed.
Trail fees: Yes
Tel: Quinte Conservation 613-968-3434
Equipment rentals: No
Ski lessons: No
Lodging nearby: Picton has a few choices of motels and other accommodations.
To get here – In Picton, take Bridge Street, then Union Street to 224 County Road 8 on the eastern outskirts of Picton. See map
History: The conservation area is named after the late William Macaulay, the son of a United Empire Loyalist, who donated much of the land where Picton is located today.
Website: quinteconservation.ca (see trail map)
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