Massassauga Point Conservation Area at 1280 Massassauga Road, Belleville ON contains a 4 km trail network winding along the Bay of Quinte that will take hikers through a bur oak savanna and mixed terrain of forests, limestone outcroppings, and alvar plains. 

Explore Massassauga Point

Once home to a thriving hotel during the 1890s, visitors can find what remains of the building's foundation to this day. This area is rich in history and contains a variety of rare plant species. Water access points across from the parking lot can be used to launch a canoe or kayak.

Things to look for:

  • Old limestone quarry
  • Foundation of the old Massassauga Hotel

Trail Guide

Beginner Trails - 1.3 km

  • Relatively even terrain
  • Wide trail

Intermediate Trails - 2 km

  • Some elevation gain
  • Some steep sections
  • Uneven terrain
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife photography
  • Dog walking (dogs must be leashed at all times)
  • Birding
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Cross country skiing and snowshoeing (trails are not groomed)
  • Fishing
  • Passive Biking
    • Passive Biking is recognized by Quinte Conservation as the activity in which individuals on bicycles traverse designated trails outlined by the Authority at a leisurely pace that would not pose a danger to trail users or wildlife, and would have minimal environmental impact.
  • Parking lot
  • Portable washroom
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
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
Massassauga Point trail in fall
Massassauga Point Story Map
Massassauga Point Quarry
Guided Audio Hike

Trail map

View the trail map for Massassauga Point Conservation Area.

A smartphone enabled trail map is also available via the free app Avenza Maps.

How to use Avenza Maps

Once the map is downloaded, you can track your location on the trails without the use of mobile data. Instructions for use are as follows:

  • Install Avenza Maps onto your smartphone (available on iOS and Android).
  • Tap the + button on the bottom right of the "My Maps" page, then select "download or import a map".
  • Tap the QR icon on the top right and scan QR code provided below.
  • Alternatively, you can search for the Conservation Area in the keyword bar of the app's "Store" page.
  • Tap the "Free" button on the map's page, then confirm the download.
  • Use the map offline at the area, ensuring that location services are turned on.
Download Avenza Maps 
Map QR Code


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 6 am - 8 pm. Yearly parking passes are also available. Visit our parking page to learn more. 

See an issue?

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