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. Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area has 11 km of trails available for cross-country skiing.
Activities/Features: Birdwatching, Comfort Station. Flora, Hiking , Trails, Off-road cycling, Photo Spots, Picnic Areas, Snowshoeing/skiing, Dog walking
- There are 3 different levels of interesting and twisty trails, but they’re not well marked.
- Ski trails are often not groomed.
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)