Since there are just 3 active cases of COVID-19 cases in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health region, Cataraqui Conservation has announced that it will re-open public access to some of its conservation areas and the Cataraqui Trail for passive use starting April 25, 2020, with strict measures in place for all users to continue to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On recommendations from the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in the City of Brockville will remain closed at this time.
All conservation area amenities (touch points) remain closed, this includes washrooms/privies, picnic benches, boardwalks, pavilions, benches, and beaches.
Conservation Areas are open only during daylight hours.
USERS MUST FOLLOW
- MUST practice physical distancing of at least two (2) metres between yourself and other users, both on the trails and in parking areas;
- Parking lots in certain areas will be reduced to limit visitor volume, please park in designated areas and adhere to no-parking signage (particularly at entrances, access roads and along municipal roads)
- All visitors must refrain from gathering in groups of five or more at any one time
- Dogs MUST be leashed at all times;
- Do not litter, including garbage, personal protective equipment (i.e. gloves, surgical masks) and pet waste;
- Stay on the marked trails
What is re-opening starting April 25, 2020:
- Cataraqui Trail (Strathcona to Smith Falls)
- Parrott’s Bay Conservation Area (Loyalist Township)
- Lemoine Point Conservation Area (City of Kingston)
- Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (City of Kingston)
- Gould Lake Conservation Area (Township of South Frontenac)
- LynValley Conservation Area (Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley)
- Marble Rock Conservation Area (Town of Gananoque)
WHAT IS CLOSED
- Marshlands Conservation Area due to narrow boardwalk that does not permit physical distancing (City of Kingston)
- Mac Johnson Wildlife Area on recommendations from Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (City of Brockville)
- The Cataraqui Conservation Administration office (1641 Perth Rd., Kingston) is closed to the public until May 4. Staff remain available during regular business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm by telephone or email.
- The Outdoor Centre at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area and the Nature Centre at the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area in Brockville remain closed to the public until May 4. This includes all education and weekend programs