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Shoreline Loop

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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

99%

Runnable

314' 96 m

High

248' 76 m

Low

119' 36 m

Up

123' 37 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)
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Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming

Overview

The route starts with a heavily-traveled wide track, popular with families and children. The first segment of this trail, as a result, has a thriving population of fairly tame chipmunks who courageously approach hikers looking for food.

Description

Bordered by Lake Ontario and Collins Bay, Lemoine Point is 136 hectares of forest, field and marsh, with a spectacular waterfront. Many opportunities for recreation and nature appreciation are available in all seasons. It is a very popular and heavily-used Conservation Area with more than 2,500 metres of shoreline on Lake Ontario. It is also the last large publicly accessible tract of wooded Lake Ontario shoreline in the region, making it of great importance both as a recreational and a natural area.

Flora & Fauna

The deciduous woods are an excellent location for spring wildflowers. Many species of resident and migratory birds can also be seen in the area.

History & Background

Lemoine Point Conservation Area has changed hands numerous times since the era of European exploration, when it was part of the seigneury of Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle. The land was seized from the French after the British won the Seven Years War in 1760. After the American Revolutionary War in 1784, it was awarded to the United Empire Loyalist Captain Johan Jots Herkimer. After Captain Herkimer's death in 1795, his third son Nicholas, a farmer, inherited the property and held it till his death in 1809 when he was murdered by two blacksmiths. The Point had by then become known locally as Herkimer's Nose, and later as Herkimer's Point.

During the War of 1812, several cannons were planted on the Point in the expectation that the Americans might land there in an attempt to capture Kingston.

In 1836, the Point was sold to Captain William Lemoine, a retired British Army officer who settled here.

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