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Ritchie Lake Trail

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Ritchie Lake Trail

Quick Facts

Difficulty wheelchair
Trail Type linear
Distance 365 metres
Estimated Time 20 mins
Surface Type crushed rock
Elevation Change 9 meters
Features beach, lake
Trail Markers none but easy to follow
Scenary Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly not on beach
Fees none
GPS File available on request

Description

The Ritchie Lake Trail is a short crushed rock trail that follows along the lake shore with a section of boardwalk on a wetter part. A side trail takes you to Lake Road in the next subdivision. The park has a small beach and a playground with very unique play structures. On my visit I followed a muskrat swimming along the shore (see video below).

Ritchie Lake Park

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Directions

From exit 137 on Route 1 turn towards Rothesay and then turn right onto Campbell Drive. Drive for 3 kilometres to the junction with Hampton Road. Continue straight through the intersection onto Pettingill Road. Drive for 1.2 kilometres and then turn right onto Cedar Grove Drive. After 100 metres turn left into the parking lot for Ritchie Lake Park. The trail starts near the back of the parking lot along the lake.

Ritchie Lake Beach

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Trail Last Hiked: May 10, 2018.

Page Last Updated: November 9, 2019.