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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.
LochwinnochEagle's Nest Trail
Trails at Calabogie PeaksLittle Bonnechere
OsceolaManitou Mountain Trail
Brent CraterMount Martin - Quebec
WestmeathRenfrew Millennium Trail
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.
Combermere - CraigmountThe Pinnacle - Renfrew
Deep River TrailsBrudenell - Quadeville - Letterkenny
Arnprior - Burnstown - White LakeOld Railway Bike Trail
Braeside - Lochwinnoch - Sand PointBurnstown - Stewartville
Chalk River - Deep River The Old KandP (South)
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.
Switchbacks and ShorelinesThe Historic Opeongo Line
Up the Mighty OttawaFriends and Neighbours
A Trail of Two Rivers
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.
Petawawa Research ForestMinnesing
Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club Forest Lea Trails
Silver Spoon TrailsMadawaska Nordic Trails
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.
Madawaska RiverSnake River
Barron CanyonMcManus to Whitson Lake
Grassy BayCorry Lake
Muskrat RiverGrants Creek
Black Bay
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.
Grants Creek, StonecliffFourth Chute, Bonnechere
Foresters FallsDowntown Renfrew, Bonnechere
High Falls