Baxter Conservation Area

Location: Kars Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Day-use Area
Length/Size: 68 hectares

Baxter Conservation Area
By Rideau Valley

Welcome to Baxter 68 hectares of outdoor fun! Follow over five kilometres of trails through wetlands, conifer plantations, mixed forest, alder thickets, nut groves and a solar energy display. The trails are perfect for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Enjoy a peaceful view of the scenic Rideau River from the trail or splash and play at the sandy beach.

Hightlights at Baxter Conservation Area

open daily, year round
picnic tables and barbecues
covered picnic shelter
sandy beach on the Rideau
river, change huts and privies
self-guided nature trail and covered picnic shelter
marsh boardwalk
self-guided nature trail
gate fee or annual pass
weekend programs
school programs
public workshops
day camps
McManus Conservation Centre
F.R. Park Nut Grove featuring over 30 nut and bean trees, some rarely seen in Eastern Ontario
natural flood plain forest of silver maple, cedars and many more native plants