Frontenac K&P Trail

The K&P Trail is a 180-km multi-use recreational rail trail that connects downtown Kingston to the Town of Renfrew where it intersects with the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail. Frontenac County owns and operates the 90 km stretch referred to as the "Frontenac K&P Trail" from KM 21 where the City of Kingston borders with the Township of South Frontenac, to KM 90 near Clarendon Station.  The County plans to continue redevelopment of the former railway an additional 20 kilometres from Clarendon Station to the municipal border shared with Lanark County.  The trail continues North to Calabogie and Renfrew from that boundary.

In Frontenac County, the K&P Trail is a fully developed stone dust rail-trail with stops in the communities of Sharbot Lake, Godfrey, Verona, and Harrowsmith along the way. The trail support year-round recreational activities such as cycling, walking, hiking, horseback riding, ATV use*, and snowmobiling. The trail intersects with the Tay-Havelock Trail in Central Frontenac and the Cataraqui Trail in South Frontenac, and together the three trails form the Trans Canada Trail route through Frontenac County.

  Cyclists on the K&P Trail

Permitted Activities

The Frontenac K&P Trail (located within Frontenac County) is a multi-use trail, shared by pedestrians, equestrians, cyclists (including e-bikes) and motorized users on a year-round basis.  The trail is open for use between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.   from April 1 to November 30 and between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. from December 1 to March 30 of any given year. Camping is not permitted along the K&P Trail.  Hunting from the K&P Trail is strictly prohibited.  For a full set of regulations, please review Frontenac County Bylaw No. 2022-033.

Motorized Use:

ATV, Side-by-Side and OHRV:

  • The K&P Trail is open for ATV use from April 1 to November 30 of each year.  ATV operators are encouraged to avoid use of the K&P during the spring thaw to limit potential surface damage.
  • ATV users may access the K&P Trail at any location north of Bellrock Road, unless otherwise posted.  Access is not granted for ATV's to use the K&P Trail South of Bellrock Road.
  • ATV Passes are not required to use the K&P Trail, however all vehicles must be licensed and insured.
  • Frontenac County is please to work in partnership with the Verona District ATV Club and the Ottawa Valley ATV Club.


  • Snowmobile use is permitted on the entire Frontenac K&P Trail from Orser Road to Clarendon Station between December 1 and and March 31 each winter season AND are only permitted on the K&P Trail once it has been groomed and marked available on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs interactive map
  • The K&P Trail is an Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Prescribed Trail and all snowmobiles must follow the regulations outlined in the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act 1990, R.S.O.
  • During this period, local snowmobile clubs assume responsibility for the management and grooming of trails for snowmobile use, sale of trail passes, and regular patrols of the trail.



 Trail Maps

  1. KM 21 to KM 32: Orser Road to Harrowsmith
  2. KM 32 to KM 40: Harrowsmith to Verona
  3. KM 40 to KM 52: Verona to Hinchinbrooke Station
  4. KM 52 to KM 63: Hinchinbrooke Station to Tichborne
  5. KM 63 to KM 77: Tichborne to Sharbot Lake
  6. KM 77 to KM 90: Sharbot Lake to Clarendon Station

Full maps package (KM 0 - KM 90)

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