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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Baxter Beach and Conservation Area

Baxter Conservation Area — 68 hectares of outdoor fun! Follow over five kilometres of trails through wetlands, conifer plantations, mixed forest, alder thickets, nut groves and a solar energy display. The trails are perfect for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Enjoy a peaceful view of the scenic Rideau River from the trail or splash and play at the sandy beach. Location: 7498 Carter Road, Kars, Ontario about 20 mins from Ottawa.

We found this little hidden treasure this weekend. This is a beautiful park, beach and the trails are lovely (although very buggy right now, we had to turn around). This is an amazing day trip for the family- A SUMMER MUST!!!

  • gate fee ($6/car) or annual pass ($45)
  • open daily, year round
  • picnic tables and barbecues
  • covered picnic shelter 
  • sandy beach- very clean
  • change huts and privies
  • self-guided nature trail (see map)
  • marsh boardwalk
  • weekend programs
  • school programs
  • public workshops
  • day camps
  • McManus Conservation Centre 
  • F.R. Park Nut Grove featuring over 30 nut and bean trees, some rarely seen in Eastern Ontario 
  • natural flood plain forest of silver maple, cedars and many more native plant