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Trails

In the 1000 Islands, you can get in your cardio and take in some stunning scenery at the same time.

12 km

the total kilometres of the Gananoque Trail System

37 km

the total kilometres of the 1000 Islands Waterfront Trail

8

the number of trails at Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Overview

A variety of trails that are great for all ages and abilities, so you can explore hundreds of kilometers on foot. Take in local wildlife and immerse yourself in nature’s beauty.

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Cycle the 37 km paved path, which skirts the shoreline’s coves and bays on the waterfront and runs between Gananoque and Brockville. It forms a section of Ontario’s Waterfront Trail that will take you through small port hamlets like Ivy Lea and Rockport. 

For more information and to download the waterfront trail map, visit

Venture into the fields and forests. See osprey nests, beaver dams and ponds alive with nature’s creatures. Wander through the mature forests to the Lookout where you’ll be awed by a panoramic view of the 1000 Islands.

302-1000 Islands Parkway
Lansdowne, ON

One of the most iconic hikes in the 1000 Islands region. Featuring 230 acres of land and three different trails ranging from easy to difficult, this wilderness area boasts a stunning, panoramic view of the Rideau Waterway from the peak of the Summit Loop. 

72 Stanley Lask Lane
Morton, ON

This trail is made up of a 12 km hike, divided into three loops. Lions Loop is both bicycle and wheelchair accessible. If you are looking for a hike that is a little more rustic, make sure you try out the Rogers or River Loops.

Easy to moderate trails weaving through the forest and natural wetlands. With sections of boardwalk and lookout points, this trail system is perfect for the whole family to get outside and enjoy nature.

1231-1241 Thousand Islands Parkway
Mallorytown, ON

Explore eight different trails, ranging from low to medium difficulty. The trail system is home to the stunning lookout point of Spy Rock, where you can gaze across Upper Rideau Lake and the quaint village of Westport. 

105 Foley Mountain Lane, Westport

Home to a selection of easy trails that are great for the entire family, cutting through wooded areas and wetland. 

1121 Thousand Islands Parkway
Mallorytown, ON

Home to a selection of easy trails that are great for the entire family, cutting through wooded areas and wetland. 

1121 Thousand Islands Parkway
Mallorytown, ON

Donevan Trail Loop (Thousand Islands National Park)

This 4.3 km loop is located just 10 minutes east of Gananoque. This trail is a moderate hike with many unique points of interest along the way. A small detour will take you to Landon Bay lookout with beautiful panoramic scenery of the 1000 Islands (and a great spot to set up for lunch!). Further along the trail, you will find the majestic Wishing Tree (c. 1850), a wonder to behold. Shortly after the half way point you will cross Kay’s Bridge that commemorates a local love story.

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“This area is one of the signature tourism spots in Eastern Ontario and in Canada. The natural beauty is astounding with rock outcrops and the beauty of the thousands of islands.”

“This is the most beautiful place on earth. This is where heaven meets earth. You can visit is a hundred different ways and enjoy it just the same. Come by water, air or land. Enjoy a day paddling, swimming or fishing.”

Anonymous

“We didn’t really know what to expect, but our family was enchanted by the town, the scenery, and the region. We had planned a quick overnight stay, but ended up staying two nights and could have stayed longer.”

James

“What a beautiful part of Ontario. We drove along the Ivy Lea Parkway, stopped and had a picnic lunch, took a boat cruise out of Gananoque, and strolled along the waterfront in Gananoque.”

Andrew

« Cette région a quelque chose pour tout le monde. Il y a d’excellentes possibilités de baignade et de navigation de plaisance, de bonnes randonnées pédestres et des pistes cyclables, des routes panoramiques à proximité et des tonnes de beaux endroits où passer du temps sur l’eau. »

“This area has something for everyone. Excellent swimming and boating, good hiking and cycling trails, scenic drives are nearby and tons of beautiful places to spend time on the water.”

Michael A.

“I could go back over and over again and still be amazed by this beautiful scenery. Not only can you go there to relax but there is so much to do such as kayaking, biking, walking, discovering, etc. It is a must!”

Catherine

“There is no place like the 1000 Islands.We travel a lot and we are always trying to find a better place for the view but we have never been able to find it.”

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