On Friday, September 23, 2022, the Recreation Trail will be closed for repairs between Valoris Street and Concession Street. The work is expected to be finished by the end of the day; please avoid this section in the meantime. This section was closed earlier this year for fiber optic cabling installation. The contractor is returning to fix some damages to the trail caused by the construction.

The New York Central Recreational Trail is located between the villages of Embrun and Russell. The trail covers a total of 10 km between 901 Notre Dame Street, Embrun, and 290 Route 200, Russell.

The trail is ideal for walking, running, cycling or rollerblading.

The trail is completely paved and accessible to all.

Regulations

Safety regulations

  1. Stop at all crossings until it is safe to cross.
  2. Keep right and pass on the left when the path is clear.
  3. Use a horn, bell or voice when signaling to pass others.
  4. Stand to the side of the trail if you stop.

Regulations for the respect of the trail and users

  1. Keep the trail clean: use the garbage cans for your waste.
  2. Keep the trail clean: pick up your dog's feces.
  3. Keep animals under control (dog on leash at all times).
  4. No trespassing.

Other regulations

  1. No motor vehicles permitted (snowmobiles, four-wheelers, etc.)
  2. No horses allowed.
  3. No smoking, including electronic cigarettes.

Parking

Free parking is available at various locations:

Report a fallen tree or other incident

To report a fallen tree or other incident, please follow one of the following steps:

  • Send an email to the Recreation Operations Manager.
  • Call 613-443-3066 extension 2338.
  • If the tree completely blocks access to the trail on the weekend, call 613-443-3066 extension 8.

History

The New York Central Recreational Trail is the former railway, which was used from 1898 to 1957. The Township of Russell acquired the trail in 1979 to convert it to a recreational trail.