Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan
The Township of Tyendinaga has developed a new Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan that will guide decision-making for improvements, programming, and events for the next 10 years. You can access the master plan below.
Conservation Areas, Parks, & Trails
Kingsford Conservation Area
Tyendinaga Township is home to Kingsford Conservation Area, a peaceful conservation area situated along the Salmon River. It is a terrific spot for picnics, kayaking, and canoeing.
This conservation area is 2.5 hectare (6 acre) property that provides access to the Salmon River where a seasonal weir was previously installed. A weir is a seasonal dam that is installed in the early summer and removed in the late fall. This weir was first installed in 1971.
Check out this awesome aerial of Kingsford by Jonny Murgatroyd on Youtube below!
Menzel Centennial Provincial Park/Nature Reserve
Menzel Centennial Provincial Park is over 600 hectares and part of the Salmon River system. The Salmon River System that runs through Menzel Centennial also protects one of the largest open treed fen in Southeastern Ontario! (Did you Know?: A fen is a type of wetland fed by mineral-rich ground or surface water). Menzel Centennial has a boardwalk path that is just short of 5km that leads to the nice and quiet Mud Lake.
This park is located right between Tyendinaga Township and the Town of Greater Napanee.
Location: Roblin Rd, Greater Napanee
Website: Menzel Centennial
Quinte Conservation is a community based not-for-profit environmental protection agency; one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario.
Quinte Conservation’s main roles are to provide flood and low water forecasting, dam operations, permits, planning and regulations, and drinking water source protection. Quinte Conservation manages and maintains more than 10 conservation areas in their jurisdiction.
Check out this video below of some of their conservation areas!
Recreation Hall Playground and Walking Trail
Tyendinaga Township’s Recreation Hall has playgrounds that are open for public use.
In 2016 the Ontario Trillium Foundation funded a 1.5km multi-purpose walking trail that circles the recreation grounds. As a small rural community with strong volunteer commitment, we are very fortunate to have such recreation facilities in our Municipality.
Location: 363 McFarlane Rd, Shannonville
South East Hasting Connector Trail Map
The South East Connector trail is a 40-50km trail that will take you from the Recreation Grounds to Tweed, ON. This trail can be used for cyclists, walkers, ATV, and other off-road vehicles.