Little Bluff Conservation Area

Experience/Attraction, Trails

Steeped in history and rich in natural features, this Conservation Area, located atop a 20 metre high limestone bluff, commands a panoramic view of Prince Edward Bay and the rugged shoreline of this southern reach of the county. Take the pathway to the cobblestone beach below and view the high bluff from a different perspective. There are 1.5 km of trails at this 28 hectare (70 acre) site. This quiet shoreline is actually a barrier beach, effectively protecting a small wetland from the windswept waters of Prince Edward Bay. Here, Canada geese, mallards, great blue herons, bitterns and Virginia rails find the protected habitat they require.

A Little History

This area contains the remains of a grain storage and docking facility where schooners once loaded barley destined for Oswego. During the 1860s to 1890s, all of Prince Edward County reveled in the wealth realized from the prosperous “Barley Days.”


Due to issues experienced in 2020, Little Bluff will have limited access in Summer 2021 and a $15 parking fee. Please respect the flora and fauna that are protected in Conservation Areas by sticking to paths, placing litter where it belongs and using portapotties if needed. Follow Quinte Conservation for updates on access to Little Bluff.

What’s nearby

  • Half Moon Bay Winery

    Small farm-gate winery in Prince Edward County. Handcrafted wines from our pesticide-free vineyard. Enjoy by the bottle or glass overlooking the vineyard from our patio.