Ontario is home to several lookout spots that offer breathtaking views of its natural beauty. When there’s an opportunity to explore scenic vistas, you know we’re there. That being said, Foley Mountain Conservation Area offers a spectacular view of a local village and historic waterway. You’ll want to get your camera ready! Here’s what to know about Foley Mountain.

About a three and a half hour drive east of Toronto and just north of Kingston is Foley Mountain Conservation Area. Here you can explore 325 hectares of forest, enjoy a picnic and rest area, take a dip in its sandy beach, go down a hiking trail, and more.

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But the main attraction is its scenic lookout high above the town of Westport, aka Spy Rock scenic lookout.

According to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, standing on top of the granite ridge, you can see the historic Upper Rideau waterway and the Village of Westport. This ridge is Foley Mountain.

In order to access the mountain lookout, you’ll need to head on a hike along Blue Circle Trail – the longest trek out of the seven trails available.

There are picnic areas nearby so you can enjoy a meal with a view. In total, there are about 10 km of hiking trails for you to traverse.


To enter Foley Mountain Conservation Area, there is an $8 day pass fee which can be purchased on-site with coin or credit cards, through their online website, using the app, or over the phone.

“Credit card purchases are processed via cell networks. Due to our remote location, connections are sometimes slow.  Please be patient,” shares RVCA.

The area is open year-round from 8:30 AM to dusk.

Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Where: 1 Foley Mountain Road – Westport, Ontario