The town of Calabogie and the township of Greater Madawaska have emerged as one of the Ontario’s premiere hiking destinations. Choose from numerous unique hiking trails.....there’s one or more ideally suited to your interests and abilities.
Calabogie Lake is a reservoir lake on the Madawaska River system and is part of the Saint Lawrence River drainage basin. The original natural lake expanded to its current dimensions upon the completion of the Calabogie Station dam and generating station (now owned and operated by Ontario Power Generation) during World War I. The communities of Calabogie and Barryvale are on the lake.
The K & P Trail
The North KP Trail is a 20 km multi-purpose trail using the rail bed from the abandoned K&P railroad originally built in the mid 1800’s. The trail runs north from Calabogie, crosses the Madawaska River and then winds its way through rock cuts and old forest passing wetlands and lakes before emerging into farmland as it nears Renfrew. It is well marked and being mostly flat makes for an easy ride.
Directions: From the intersection of # 508 and #511 in Calabogie, drive 1.5 km south on #511 to the tourist information centre located on your right where there is ample parking. The K&P Trail sign across the road marks the start of the trail.
Manitou Mountain Trail
Manitou Mountain is a 9 km, medium level of difficulty hiking/snowshoeing trail passing through picturesque pine forests and spectacular wilderness scenery. Along this shoulder width trail you will encounter 3 spectacular mountain top vistas...Eagles Nest, Manitou Mountain and Red Arrow Rock.
Griffith Uplands Trail
The Griffith Uplands Trail is a physically challenging 10 km hiking/snowshoeing loop encompassing four mountains in the Madawaska Highlands - Lake, Buck, Spring and Godin. This rewarding wilderness route traverses a rugged Area of Natural and Scientific Interest composed of marble bedrock with open upland forests of large tooth aspen, red oak, white pine and remnant red pine.
More information and including more trails and maps can be found here: http://www.townshipofgreatermadawaska.com/tourism/things-to-do/hiking-trails/