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WalkExplore the Ottawa Valley on foot. This guide offers walking trails through hamlets, towns and...
BikeThe Ottawa Valley offers excellent biking opportunities for the beginner and the sports enthusiast....
DriveThe following tours, designed for the independent traveller via car or bike, will escort you along...
XC SkiThe Ottawa Valley has a variety excellent cross-country trails for various skill levels. This guide...
CanoeThe Ottawa Valley offers a variety of interesting paddling excursions with rivers and creeks...
WaterfallsWaterfalls, large and thunderous or sleek and elegant, are fascinating natural formations. The...

ValleyExplore.com is an online guide to walking, biking, driving, cross-country skiing, canoeing and waterfalls in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. The guides provide information, maps, and photographs in an easy to navigate format to connect you to the numerous beautiful locations in the Ottawa Valley.

Explore rivers, valleys, highlands, roadways, trails and the many picturesque rural hamlets, villages and towns.
 

Walk
Explore the Ottawa Valley on foot. This guide offers walking trails through hamlets, towns and cities, along scenic country roads and under the canopy of old growth forests.
Petawawa Millennium TrailMount Martin - Quebec
JewellvillePetawawa Terrace Provincial Nature Reserve
Opeongo Road - Lake ClearTrails at Calabogie Peaks
AliceCalabogie
OsceolaDriftwood Provincial Park
Bike
The Ottawa Valley offers excellent biking opportunities for the beginner and the sports enthusiast. Whether you are looking for a paved road with little traffic, or a mountain bike trail that takes you to nowhere and back, you can find it all here.
Bonnechere TourMinnesing Mountain Bike Trail
Forest Lea TrailsBurnstown - Stewartville
Dacre - Mt. St. Patrick - Balaclava The Old KandP (South)
Wilno - Barry's Bay - KaszubyBeachburg - Westmeath - La Passe
Old Railway Bike TrailKiwanis Way - Pembroke
Drive
The following tours, designed for the independent traveller via car or bike, will escort you along our country roads and scenic shorelines. Each route could be covered in one day of driving, but slow the pace and stretch your trip over several days. Some routes overlap so feel free to mix and match.
The Historic Opeongo LineSwitchbacks and Shorelines
Up the Mighty OttawaA Trail of Two Rivers
Friends and Neighbours
XC Ski
The Ottawa Valley has a variety excellent cross-country trails for various skill levels. This guide provides you with information on groomed maintained trails and back-country ungroomed trails. Cross-country skiing is a fine way to beat cabin fever and enjoy Renfrew County's white winters.
Silver Spoon TrailsForest Lea Trails
MinnesingPetawawa Research Forest
Madawaska Nordic TrailsOpeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club
Manitou Mountain Trail
Canoe
The Ottawa Valley offers a variety of interesting paddling excursions with rivers and creeks suitable for various skill levels. Rivers flow from March to early December making for a long paddling season.
Snake RiverCorry Lake
Grants CreekMuskrat River
Grassy BayBarron Canyon
Black BayMadawaska River
McManus to Whitson Lake
Waterfalls
Waterfalls, large and thunderous or sleek and elegant, are fascinating natural formations. The cascading waterfalls of the Ottawa Valley are a great place to stop and take a break while enjoying the sights and sounds of crashing water.
Fourth Chute, BonnechereHigh Falls
Foresters FallsGrants Creek, Stonecliff
Downtown Renfrew, Bonnechere