Quinte Conservation Authority – Vanderwater

Operating Dates

Dawn to Dusk


Year Round

Opening & Closing Dates

Year Round

Facilities & Activities

The Conservation Area is a popular destination each winter for cross-country skiers. The trail is also used in the winter for hiking, snowshoeing and tobogganing.



What you'll like about these trails

  • Trails follow the Moira River in places
  • Secluded picnic areas
  • Wide trails along the old road
  • Mix of hardwood and coniferous forest
  • Breath-taking views at elevated points

General Information

This lovely outdoor spot is located on the Moira River, where the water cascades over a series of limestone steps. The 15 km of trails explore a wide range of natural environments from mature cedar forests in the low-lying areas to hardwood and coniferous forests that cover the slopes and high ground.