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Kinsmen Trail

Hiking Trail Biking Trail Inline Skating Trail

Location Airport Road to Stanley Street, North Bay
Trailhead UTM 618488 mE x 5132394 mN (beginning)
618632 mE x 5128589 mN (end)
Ownership North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Management North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Length 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking, cycling, inline skating
Amenities partial wheelchair accessible
Surface paved pathway

Rules for Use

  • pets must be leashed at all times
  • removal of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other wildlife is prohibited

Maintenance

  • as required throughout the year

Description

This greenbelt through the heart of North Bay links with the Kate Pace Way near the waterfront, and is owned and operated by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority. The Kinsmen Trail, a parallel paved surface, follows Chippewa Creek as it meanders down the escarpment and empties into Lake Nipissing. The parkway presents countless opportunities for recreation, education, and alternatives in transportation. It’s the perfect paved surface for bikers and in-line skaters. The trail’s easy grade makes walking comfortable for those who are young or young at heart. The trail crosses a busy Main Street via an overhead, free-span bridge on its way to linking up with the Kate Pace Way. The trail has an asphalt surface and has partial wheelchair access.

A new feature along 3.2 km at the south end of the trail is the Chippewa Creek EcoPath.  The EcoPath is a community initiative to restore and enhance the natural values and heritage of Chippewa Creek through stewardship and education.  Find out more here.

Directions

From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head northwest on HWY 11/17. Turn right onto Algonquin Avenue/HWY 11, and right onto Airport Road. The trailhead will be found on the right hand side.

Map

Chippewa Creek EcoPath Map

 

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