The Kinsmen Trail is a paved pathway through the heart of North Bay that follows Chippewa Creek as it meanders down the escarpment and empties into Lake Nipissing. The parkway, owned and operated by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority presents countless opportunities for recreation, education, and alternatives in transportation. It’s the perfect paved surface for pedestrians, cyclists and in-line skaters with an easy grade. The trail crosses Main Street via an overhead, free-span bridge on its way to linking up with the Kate Pace Way.
The Kinsmen Trail is also home to the 3.2 km Chippewa Creek EcoPath which follows Chippewa Creek between Lake Nipissing and Thomson Park. The Creek’s rich history and ecological value is interpreted through a series of educational signs along the way. The EcoPath was developed in partnership with the City of North Bay, Heritage Gardeners, Trees for Nipissing, the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre. It is a community initiative to restore and enhance the natural and heritage values of Chippewa Creek through stewardship and education.
Trailhead UTM 618488 mE x 5132394 mN; 618632 mE x 5128589 mN
Ownership North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Management North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Length 7 km
Activities Hiking, Inline Skating, Road Cycling
Amenities Interpretive Signage, Rest Area
Level of Development Developed
Surface Paved Trail
Rules for Use
- pets must be leashed at all times
- E-Bikes and Power Assisted Bicycles in pedal mode only
- removal of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other wildlife is prohibited
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.