The K&P Trail offers both an off-road and on-road route for recreation and active transportation. It is open year round, offering a range of scenic experiences through natural open landscapes, rock cuts, wetlands and historic Kingston. The abandoned rail bed was converted into a multi-use trail for walkers and non-motorized vehicles.
K&P Trail (Urban Kingston Segment)
This 7 km stretch of pathway is a mix of both on and off road routing. The pathway is completely paved (asphalt or concrete) and is 3 m wide except for the on road section at Division St., River St. and John Counter Blvd.
The trail can be accessed from many locations including Confederation Park, Douglas R. Fluhrer Park, Belle Park, Montreal St. (at Railway St.), Division St. (opposite Weller Ave.), Dalton Ave (at St. Remy Pl.), and Binnington Court (at west terminus of Dalton Ave.).
The pathway coincides with the City of Kingston's waterfront walkway from Confederation Park to River St. in the Waterfront Pathway / K&P Trail
K&P Trail (Rural Kingston Segment)
The 15 kilometre trail surface is gravel and stone dust.
The trail can be accessed from many locations including Binnington Court (at west terminus of Dalton Ave.), Sydenham Rd. (south of Hwy. 401), McIvor Rd. (0.7km east of Hwy #38), Burbrook Rd. (at Jackson Mills Rd. and Cordukes Rd.), Unity Rd. (2.4km east of Hwy #38) and at Orser Rd. (1.5km east of Hwy #38). North of Orser Rd.
This scenic section of the trail climbs bluffs and escarpment, passes wetlands and man-made ravines. It runs adjacent to farmers' fields and an historic mill.
Parking can be found at Binnington Court, McIvor Rd., Burbrook Rd. (at Cordukes Rd.) and Unity Rd.
The trail continues through South and Central Frontenac on rural (granular) trails.
K&P Trail (Frontenac Segment)
The 75 kilometre stretch of the K&P Trail between downtown Kingston and Shabot Lake is a fully developed stone dust rail-trail with stops in the communities of Tichborne, Godfrey, Verona, and Harrowsmith along the way. This section is also part of The Great Trail, also known as the Trans Canada Trail. Once in Sharbot Lake more adventurous users can connect to an existing trail system that continues north, east or west from there.
Dating back to the 1800s, the K & P Trail (formerly the Kingston and Pembroke railway right-of-way) served as a railway track for steam engines. Once the tracks were removed, the right-of-way became a popular trail for recreational uses.