Perth, near the Trans-Canada Highway, is adjacent to many lakes and rivers, including the Rideau Canal. There is an organized hike about every other weekend that, in the summer months, involves one of these waterways. As well, the Central Club has introduced a program of short Wednesday evening hikes, meeting at 6:00 pm, about 2 hours long, and at Level 1.
  • Central Rideau Trail Club
  • P.O. Box 213
  • Perth, Ontario
  • K7H 3E4
  • 613-264-8338

Sorties à venir

If these outings interest you, you may wish to become a member of the Rideau Trail Association. As a member you will receive a quarterly newsletter containing a list of all the hikes, social activities, news from each club and other interesting articles.

Organized outings commence with all participants gathering at the meeting location. From there, those without transportation or those who wish to do so, carpool to the starting point of the outing. Times displayed for each outing are departure times from the meeting place and are strictly adhered to.

Seasonal outings are described in the quarterly newsletter where additional details may be found. Further details on these hikes are available by telephoning the Central Club’s 24-hour Infoline at (613) 264-8904 or by emailing EMAIL. Please call or email well in advance of any hike you would like to join. RTA members should consult the newsletter and contact the hike leader directly.

It’s important to arrive properly prepared for the outing, so please consult the leader if you have questions. Descriptions of the levels of difficulty are available on our Trail Behaviour page.

Note: Outings which require RSVP are not listed on the website. For information on these and more, you may wish to become a member of the RTA!

Hike Ontario Annual Summit 2016

Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2, 2016
Perth Golf Course (141 Peter St, Perth, ON K7H 3E4)
Tickets: $25-$50

The Hike Ontario Summit is THE EVENT to celebrate trails and hiking across the province of Ontario. Held in Perth this year from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of that scenic and historic town, we will also be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Rideau Trail, one of Ontario’s oldest and most scenic trails.

Topics will explore: Lyme disease, Bill 100 and landowners, Hike Leadership, Young Hikers’ Program, Urban Poling, Mood Walks, Using Digital Media Technology, Starting an Emergency Fire, Historical Walks, Hiking Trail Associations: Successes and Challenges.

Register now!

Regular Outings

Saturday, November 4 Rideau Trail and Murphys Point Park

Level 2,11km. Loop around the park, starting and ending at Lally Homestead. Part of the route travels along the Rideau Trail for those of you wanting to complete your 150 badge. Gas $2 Depart Conlon Farm 9am.

Saturday, November 11 Maintenance Morning

The final work party of the year. Come and help out before the snow flies. Bring work gloves, loppers and snips. Depart Conlon Farm 9am. 5

Sunday, November 12 Foley Mountain

Level 2,8km. Moderate pace. There is so much to see and such great trails to explore in this conservation area. Depart Conlon Farm 9am. Park fee, gas $2

Saturday, November 18 Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Level 2,12km. Moderate pace. The Tallow Rock Bay trail leads into the remote areas of the park with scenic lookouts and a floating bridge across Slim Bay. Depart Conlon Farm 8:30am. Gas $6

Sunday, November 26 Rideau Trail Port Elmsley to Poonamalie Rd.

Level 1,10km. Moderate pace. An interesting mixture of country roads, fields and bush. Gas $2 Depart Conlon Farm 9am

Sunday, December 3 Rideau Trail Mackler/Ferrier Loop

Level 2,10km. Moderate pace. Enjoy a ramble through woods, across fields and along a board walk before returning to the start via quiet country roads. Gas $2 Depart 9am.

Thursday December 7 Westport Wassail Walkabout

Level 1- Easy Pace 1.5km walk and carol sing in the village of Westport. Get into the spirit of the season by joining our Kingston Club friends as we sing Christmas carols by the dock. Optional dinner/refreshments afterwards at The Cove Inn. The Cove requires a reservation so contact the leaders by December 5th if you plan to attend. Bring a flashlight so that you can read the carol sheets that will be provided. Meet in front of The Cove , Westport at 6:00PM.

Saturday, December 9 Round Lake Loop

Level 2, 13 km. A scenic hike/snowshoe through bush and along trails in Murphys Point Park. This outing will add a few kilometers to your 150 badge. Depart Conlon Farm 9am. Gas $2 Park fee if the ski trails are open.

Saturday, December 16 Rideau Trail Long Lake Rd. To Lally Homestead

Level 1,6km. Moderate pace. This short, pre-Christmas social hike/snowshoe is ideal for your holiday visitors to join you in exploring one of the prettiest parts of the Rideau Trail and then join you for the social. This trip allows one final chance for you to gain your coveted 150 badge. Car shuttle, gas $2 Depart Conlon Farm 9am.

Saturday, December 16 Christmas Social and Dinner

Please join us for our annual Christmas get together which will be at Gerbo’s Restaurant, 11 Beckwith St., Smiths Falls Social at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. RSVP before December 1 required. For more information, please contact info@rideautrail.org.

Lieus de rencontre

Outings depart at 9:00 a.m. from Conlon Farm (127 Smith Drive @ Conlon Drive Perth, ON K7H 3N1) – unless otherwise specified.

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