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The Red Trail

Discover a world of wonder and excitement along the Red Trail – your gateway to an adventure!

If you’re a nature enthusiast who enjoys the outdoors, this 2.5 Km stretch of the Glengarry Trails system is your ticket to an unforgettable journey.

Trail Highlights:

  • Half of the Red Trail boasts a spacious, packed gravel surface, making it perfect for strolls and accessible exploration.
  • Start your adventure at the scenic Island Park or dive in from the west end of Lochiel Street West in Alexandria. The choice is yours!
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty embraced by walkers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and even our furry friends (dogs on leash, please!).

Fun Activities Along the Way:

  • Engage in a whimsical scavenger hunt that adds a playful twist to your journey.
  • Discover the region’s tales with historical signs and the ever-changing Tales on the Trails installation featuring locally produced stories and artwork.

Choose Your Adventure:

  • Continue straight to uncover the wonders of the Green Trail.
  • Turn right (north) for a scenic route to Highway 43.
  • Turn left for access to Joy’s Trail (1.2 km) or to County Road 45 using the McCormick Trail (1.6 km) 

Nature’s Playground:

  • Traverse a charming boardwalk that takes you across wetlands into a magical hardwood forest.
  • Rest and rejuvenate on strategically placed benches, or ascend a lookout for breathtaking panoramic views.


Nature is your playground, and the memories you create will be the true treasures of your journey.

Ready for an adventure that combines fun, a touch of magic, and the great outdoors? Explore the Red Trail today, and let the good times roll! Your gateway to 15 Km of wilderness if you so choose.

International cartographic symbols for available seasonal activities on the Glengarry Trails. Hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, nature photography, cycling on the trails, snowshoeing, walking, and Geocaching, to name a few.

Public Parking is available in Island Park, where you can walk down to the Lochiel Street Trailhead, or you can park at the Trailhead entrance.

Be aware of weather and conditions, during certain periods of the year the boardwalk surfaces may be slippery.

Trail Etiquette

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare. (no sanitary facilities)
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies, have a cell phone available as the use of the trails is unsupervised. Note that some areas on the trails may have limited cell coverage.
  • Travel on Durable Surfaces, protect fragile vegetation by staying on the trail.
  • Be considerate of those around you.
  • Dogs must be on leash — keeps your dog and trail users safe.
  • Pick up after your dog and dispose in bin located at the trail entrance — no one likes stepping in dog poop! 
  • In winter avoid tracks set for cross-country skiing.
  • Be aware of multi-use areas, particularly the Green Trail, which is used by snowmobiles in winter.
  • Cross-country runners are welcome.  Be careful of tree roots, loose rocks, and other trip hazards.

Please Note: Trail User assumes all risks as per Occupiers Liability Act RSO 1990, in case of Emergency call 911.

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