Hiking season has officially arrived! The warm and sunny weather is here to stay, at least for the next few months, and that means everyone will be taking every opportunity to spend time outside all summer long. 

While some of us are satisfied with a casual stroll through the park or a sunny beach day getting our tan on, others are looking for more of an adventure. Those adventure-seekers are looking for a challenge this summer and this is just the trail! 

The Rideau Trail is actually the second longest trail sitting at a full 387 km long! It's a network of different trails all put together to make one big, extensive trail that will take you past some of the best views in the province. 

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The Rideau Trail spans from Kingston to Ottawa and will take around 9-16 days to complete in full. It's definitely a challenge and not for the faint of heart but it would be one of the most impressive feats to conquer in all of Ontario! 

Of course, you can choose to hike smaller portions of the trail that will lead you to sights that are just as breathtaking. Some of the stunning sights you'll see if you choose to hike the entire trail include the Smith's Falls, the Burritts Rapids, the Pink Lake in Gatineau Park and more! 

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If you've been dreaming of conquering a serious trail like this then this summer is your chance! The Rideau Trail website has a sample itinerary of where to stay and what to see along the trail to make sure you stay on track so you finish within 16 days. 

They also provide small day hike ideas around Rideau Lake and Kingston if you're not up for a full 16 day trek. Wherever you start on this trail you're bound to see some unique sights! 

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Check out their website for more information! 

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