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Kiwanis Way - Pembroke


RATING:Easy
TOUR TYPE:Out and back
TOTAL DISTANCE:4 km
START / FINISH:Riverside Park &/or Pembroke Marina
HIGHLIGHTS:-Waterfront
-Marina
-Pointer Boat
-Monument
-Swallows roosting
-Area
-Heritage Murals
-Walking Trail Guide
SURFACE:Pavement: 4 km
TIME ALLOWANCE:30 minutes

Information
Kiwanis Way is a paved bike, roller blading and walking trail that follows a small portion of the Pembroke river front. This tour begins at Riverside Park and goes to the Pembroke Marina, or you can complete the trail in the reverse. This short 4 km trail allows for excellent views of the Ottawa River, as well as a chance to see a Pointer Boat monument. At the far end of the Marina, there is a plaque that explains how Pembroke became known as “Capistrano of the North.” This is a great ride for the whole family.

Directions

  • From Riverside Park parking area follow the trail through the picnic area to meet up with the paved secion of Kiwanis trail.
  • Use the sections of the path that are for biking only. At the end of the first section you will see a monument to the Pointer Boats once used by loggers on the Ottawa River.
  • At the end of the paved secion go through the gate and turn left to follow the road to the Marina parking area.
  • Go to the end of the Marina and you will see a large plaque for "Capistrano of the North" and the yearly arrival of the swallows.
  • Return the way you came or continue on into the City of Pembroke for some more exploring.