This area is temporarily closed

A variety of short trails totaling 1.5 km wind through Little Bluff Conservation Area at 3625 County Road 13, Picton ON. The 20-metre high limestone bluff commands a panoramic view of the aqua blue waters in Prince Edward Bay. This area also includes a cobble stone beach, known as a barrier beach, which protects a significant wetland from the waters of Lake Ontario. Visitors can also find the remains of an old limestone grain storage that was used to load barley during Prince Edward County's prosperous ‘Barley Days' from the 1860s-1890s.

View trail map for Little Bluff Conservation Area.

Things to look for

  • Bluff lookout
  • Barrier beach
  • Granary ruins
  • Water snakes
  • A variety of wetland inhabitants


  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife photography
  • Dog walking (dogs must be leashed at all times)


  • Parking lot
  • Portable washroom
  • Picnic shelter


You must pay to park at this conservation area. There is a daily parking pass that you can use between areas. A daily pass is valid on the day of purchase between sunrise and sunset. You can buy a daily parking pass through the Mackay Pay app.

Yearly parking passes give you access to all of our areas with paid parking. To buy a yearly pass, call the office during our regular operating hours.

See an issue?

Help us keep our outdoor spaces clean and our wildlife safe!  Please report a non-emergency issue or a concern by contacting our office.

Things to keep in mind during your visit

When visiting Quinte Conservation's areas, please make sure to:

  • Keep your pets leashed and clean up after them at all times
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Take everything with you, including your pet's waste – there are no garbage bins
  • Never remove natural items

Please note:

  • Overnight camping is not allowed
  • Alcohol is not allowed
  • Campfires are not allowed

Cross-country trails and motorized vehicles

The cross-country skiing trails are not groomed and motorized vehicles are not permitted outside of designated parking areas.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • All-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes
  • Motorized or electric bikes
  • Snowmobiles
  • Cars and SUVs
  • Motorized aerial devices such as drones