Beckwith Trail (Goodwood Marsh): Trail Report

If you’re looking for a family friendly, dog friendly, even grounded trail with all the trees and birds – then this is an easy win. It is ideal for hiking, running, snowshoeing. The trails are mostly flat and wide making them accessible to robust strollers.

Suggested Stops

Smokebox Café in Carleton Place

Important Insights

Poles and microspikes, especially in late winter when the weather is more mild and the snow gets packed (fall risk).

Land Acknowledgement

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 victoria@girlgonegood.com

Land Management

This property is within Lanark County and managed by Beckwith Township. Kindly respect the trail guidelines by keeping your dog on-leash, carrying out all trash, and staying on the trail (no off trail roaming to protect ecological efforts).

Suggested Stops

Smokebox Café in Carleton Place

GPS Coordinates

45.11524257557549, -76.0869281836361

Street Address

1319 9th Line RR#2, Carleton Place, ONK7C 3P2

Directions

Hwy 417 West. Take Hwy 7 towards Carleton Place. Turn left (South) on Hwy 15. At Black Corners turn left on 9th Line. Drive past the school on right. Beckwith Park ahead on right.

Parking

Large parking lot behind the football field.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Washrooms available between the heritage buildings and the soccer fields.

Accessibility

Trail is wide and relatively flat packed earth.

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Available from Beckwith Township.

Trailhead

Unmarked

Number of Trails

2

Total Distance (km)

4.5

Elevation Gain (m)

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Marshlands

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing

Dogs

Permitted on-leash. See the