Baxter Conservation Area is the kind of trail you can keep on repeat if you’re looking for an easy hike that’s family friendly! The because of the flat terrain and boardwalks, the trails are great for strollers/mild mobility issues. There are multiple lookout points.
I’ll tend to drive the long way there just so that I can stop and get coffee (and maybe breakfast to go) in Manotick from our friends at 692 Coffee and Bar or Morning Owl. Afterwards, if you still felt like explore, you can take a quick drive over to Kemptville and hike Ferguson Forest (family friendly, flat, dog friendly).
Did you know? RVCA is aiming to make Baxter CA one of the most accessible areas in our region! They have a ramp for the beach, beautiful boardwalks, and accessible washrooms.
These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) people. It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended loop is to start at the nature centre and hike counter clockwise around to nut grove, the beach, and then back to the parking area. The trails are flat, wide, and very well marked. Some sections are boardwalks. There is a lookout tower and a few viewing platforms along the trail. A very easy trail that’s especially pretty in the fall.