We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ken Reid Conservation Area

Features Animals
277 Kenrei Rd, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 4R1, Canada
+1 705-328-2271
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Lovely

I am used to the more well walked and busy conservation areas in Southwestern Ontario and so I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Taylor S
,
Ontario, Canada
Love the hiking trails and the off leash dog park

We love bringing friends and visitors to this park and showing them a variety of trails. The park... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Richard O
Read all 42 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, or cross country skiing, Ken Reid Conservation Area is a great place to spend the day. Maintained trails and child-friendly facilities provide a variety of ways for visitors of all ages to experience this natural setting. Kawartha Conservation acquired the 110 hectare (272 acre) property just north of Lindsay in 1980 from farmer Ken Reid. It is both our flagship conservation area and the location of our Administrative Centre for our watershed jurisdiction. Parking is available for $2.00 per day. Please deposit funds into the pay and display machine just before the first stop sign when you enter the park and display the ticket on your vehicle dashboard. Ken Reid offers several loop trails that lead through forests, meadows, and wetlands. A favourite route includes the floating boardwalk that winds through the provincially significant MacLaren Creek Wetland bordering Sturgeon Lake.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“get away” (2 reviews)
“hiking trails” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
277 Kenrei Rd, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 4R1, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 705-328-2271
Write a ReviewReviews (42)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"off leash dog park"
in 3 reviews
"get away"
in 2 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 2 reviews
"great place to hike"
in 2 reviews
"cedar forest"
in 2 reviews
"sturgeon lake"
in 2 reviews
"rail trail"
in 2 reviews
"nature"
in 13 reviews
"wildlife"
in 5 reviews
"boardwalk"
in 5 reviews
"dogs"
in 4 reviews
"woodland"
in 3 reviews
"spring"
in 3 reviews
"lakes"
in 2 reviews
"photographs"
in 2 reviews
"benches"
in 2 reviews
"winter"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I am used to the more well walked and busy conservation areas in Southwestern Ontario and so I loved the change from that! Ken Reid is perfect for those wanting well marked but rugged trails, plenty of wildlife (expect signs of black bears), shaded and...More

Thank Taylor S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kawartha C, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for visiting Ken Reid. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here and can't wait to have you visit again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We love bringing friends and visitors to this park and showing them a variety of trails. The park is well maintained and offers a variety of trails with beautiful scenery. Trails can be used for hiking in the summer and cross country skiing or snowshoeing...More

Thank Richard O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KenReidCA, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you so much for your great review of Ken Reid Conservation Area. We are thrilled to hear you enjoy your visits. Visit again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This park has well marked trails through forests and fields, leading around a point on Sturgeon Lake. It's beautiful and peaceful.

Thank emjhiker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KenReidCA, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're thrilled you enjoy your time at Ken Reid Conservation Area. We think the variety of trails, loops, and scenic areas are pretty special too. Visit again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Wonderful area, full of different natural places to explore. Lots of area so get a map when you go in :)

Thank TashaCarl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KenReidCA, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review. So glad to hear you enjoyed exploring Ken Reid Conservation Area.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I have been coming to Ken Reid as long as I remember (from a child up until now in my mid-20s). It has always been a lovely place to bring the dog for walks and get in touch with nature. I highly recommend the boardwalk...More

Thank Emily K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
John C, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review and rating. We appreciate it. We have an active and engaged Foundation which is working hard to raise funds for infrastructure projects at Ken Reid Conservation Area. We are continuing to look at opportunities to improve...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a sizeable property surrounding by wetlands and water. For the bird enthusiast, this would be a desirable place to visit. Perhaps we should have taken the rail trail as it would have been more open (but quite flat). The point trail was through...More

Thank Brian S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
John C, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Ken Reid Conservation Area is intended to be a natural area, with maintained trails. We appreciate that some people would like a more open view of the water, however we try to leave the shoreline...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Fantastic trail system with a little something for everyone. Stick to the roads, throughout the bush or even in the fields and over water with the boardwalk. Years ago we used to swim here, they no longer keep the beach up but everything else is...More

Thank AlwaysAskALocal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
John C, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time for sharing your experience at Ken Reid Conservation Area. We hope you visit again soon. John

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to visit. Water offers great wild life. Woodland trails exciting or moderate as you wish.

Thank susanne6492017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
John C, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and sharing with others. Visit again soon. John

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Ken Reid Conservation Area is a great place to hike. The trails are not too challenging but provide a get away into the forest (some beautiful cedar forest) and through wet-lands and lakes. There are benches to rest at and it is very quiet. I...More

1  Thank Laura M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
John C, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks so much for your review Laura. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Ken Reid Conservation Area. We think it is a pretty special place too. Visit again soon :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent conservation area. Trails are easy walking. Can be muddy on woodland loop in spring. Good place for birding. There is an off leash dog park. Parking is 2 dollars. Only 7 k from lindsay.

1  Thank robsX3425XO
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
John C, Public Relations Manager at Ken Reid Conservation Area, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks very much for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Lindsay
Kent Inn
149 reviews
3.37 miles away
Admiral Inn & Conference Centre
85 reviews
3.87 miles away
Days Inn and Suites Lindsay
611 reviews
4.11 miles away
Victoria Motel
11 reviews
4.49 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Cat & The Fiddle Lindsay
292 reviews
3.25 miles away
Pane Vino Trattoria & Wine Bar
191 reviews
3.33 miles away
Ziggy's Fish & Chips
94 reviews
3.34 miles away
Misto
85 reviews
2.59 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Academy Theatre
56 reviews
3.28 miles away
Century Theatre
50 reviews
3.35 miles away
Olde Gaol Museum
22 reviews
3.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ken Reid Conservation Area staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;