The North KP Trail, more of a walking trail than a traditional hiking trail, is a 20 km multi-purpose trail using the rail bed from the abandoned K&P railroad originally built in the mid 1800’s. The trail runs north from Calabogie, crosses the Madawaska River and then winds its way north through rock cuts and forest passing wetlands and lakes before emerging into farmland as it nears Renfrew. It is well marked and being mostly flat makes for an easy hike. Hikers can vary the distance traveled before retracing their route to Calabogie. A 10 km return trip hike to Norway Lake makes for a fun and interesting days outing.
How to get there
From the intersection of # 508 and #511 in Calabogie, travel 1.5 km south on 511 to the tourist information centre located on your right immediately after crossing the second bridge. Park at the information centre. The K&P Trail sign across the road marks the start of the trail.