One of our favorite runs in Kingston is to stitch together a route combining the paths around the campus of Queen’s University with the area’s adjacent parks and pleasant residential neighborhoods. Queen’s is one of Canada’s major universities, comprising 25,000 students right in the heart of Kingston. A good place to start is at the Visitor’s Center. The campus covers an area north-south between Earl St. and King St., and east-west between Barrie St. and Macdonald Blvd. Enjoy the pleasant pedestrian paths around the campus, taking in buildings with a mix of architectural styles, using the east-west Professor’s Walk as the anchor.
Following your University tour, head east of Barrie St. into City Park. Then, enjoy the tree-lined, sidewalked streets of the surrounding residential neighborhoods. There are some lovely older homes. It’s nice from City Park east to Brock St, and in the Sunnyside & Alwington neighborhoods between King St. and Princess St./Bath Rd. north-south.
Add-Ons: Combine with the Waterfront Trail for a longer run.
- Creat your own route -- several km possible
- Fairly flat
- Queen's campus or City Park
- Parking on campus
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