Trail Length  Trail Type  Level of Difficulty
1.9 km | 2.7 kmLoopEasy

The Old Quarry Trail is in the Stony Swamp sector, which is the largest wooded area in the Greenbelt. It is divided in two loops: medium (1.9 km) and long (2.7 km). Interpretation panels along the trail depict the geological history of the Capital Region.

Recommended activities

  • Hiking
    • Free. Year-round.
  • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
    • Free. December to March, conditions permitting.
  • Interpretive walk
    • Discover more about the region’s interesting geological history. Download the brochure Old Quarry Trail before you go.
  • Photography
    • Many photographers visit this area to take shots of the white-tailed deer that are often seen along the trail.
  • Plant and wildlife observation
    • In the wetland area, to the east (at the centre of the short loop on Trail 23), one can see painted turtles and snapping turtles. In the spring, tree frogs can be heard.
    • The region’s varied topography creates a range of habitats that support many different plant species, including juniper.

Trail code of ethics

Rules have been established to ensure that everyone can enjoy the area, today and in the future. Learn more here.