All trails are open to the general public from spring until fall. During the winter months these trails are used for skiing and snowshoeing.
In the spring, summer and fall, hikers and joggers will enjoy the moderately challenging terrain as they take in the peaceful natural surroundings of Stoney Island. Keep your eyes open for the unique flora and fauna of this area. Various trees are labeled as to their species.
There are three geocaching sites at this park.
Stoney Island has sheltered wide trails through cedar and hardwood bush as well as grassy areas. In winter these trails are track set and maintained by the Kincardine Cross Country Ski Club, therefore, no walkers or dogs are permitted on the ski trails at this time.
This area is an excellent site for mountain bike enthusiasts to develop their skills. The trails offer many challenging features such as moguls, combination ridge climbs, straight-aways, hill climbs, curved and banked downhill runs, trial diversions, racing circuits, rough terrain and bridge crossings.
The trail system at Stoney Island Conservation Area was developed and is maintained by the Kincardine Cross Country Ski Club. These wide trails are sheltered by hardwoods, cedars and hemlocks. They are regularly groomed and are suitable for both skating and classical (traditional) skiing. Skiers with racing and sport skiing ambitions as well as touring skiers or wilderness lovers will find trails suited to their abilities.
There is a choice of 1.5, 3, and 5 km loops ranging from beginner to expert. All loops, except the beginner’s loop, contain sharp uphill or downhill runs. The beginner's loop is flat and easy-going.
In total there are 10 kms of trails throughout the scenic woods, over challenging ridges and meandering creeks and alongside the bluffs which overlook the beautiful Lake Huron shoreline, available for skiing and snowshoeing.
On Saturdays and Sundays and on most weekdays in the evening relax and enjoy the heated ski hut before or after your skiing adventure. Parking is available at the east entrance.
The ski club offers a “Jackrabbit” ski program for kids.
Club members have free access to the trails and non-members are asked to pay a nominal trail fee at the ski hut. Groups may use the facility free of charge for prearranged ski outings. For further information please contact the Ski Club at (519)396-7383 or www.angelfire.com/co/kccsc/
Snowshoeing fans will find a trail system developed solely for snowshoeing navigation. This trail meanders through sheltered areas of hardwoods, cedars and hemlocks and leads to the bluff with its beautiful view of Lake Huron.