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Braeside - Lochwinnoch - Sand Point

START / FINISH:-Braeside
-For a longer ride start in Arnprior
HIGHLIGHTS:-River views
-Agricultural and forest areas
-Sand Point Wharf
SURFACE:-Pavement: 22 km
-Gravel: 4 km
TIME ALLOWANCE:-Beginner: 2 hr
-Intermediate: 1.5 hr
-Advanced: 45 minutes

This tour offers some excellent views of the Ottawa River and the Province of Quebec. Once you have climbed the hill out of Braeside the ride is along flat gravel and paved roads. The tour travels through Lochwinnoch and Sand Point before returning to Braeside. The small lighthouse at Sand Point is a wonderful stop to watch the river go by.



  • For parking, and a great view, from River Rd take Usborne St; half way down the hill toward the river is a large parking lot.
  • To start the tour ride back up the hill and cross River Rd onto Usborne St/Renfrew Cty 3. Continue up the hill.
  • Follow Usborne St; this will turn into Brae-Loch Rd.
  • At 8.7 km Brae-Loch Rd becomes gravel surface for 4 km.
  • At 12.5 km turn right at T-intersection onto Lochwinnoch Rd.
  • Ride Clifford Sdrd for 3 km; you will go down a steep hill to River Rd.
  • At River Rd turn right; it is the paved road.
  • Follow River Rd for 10.5 km back to Braeside.
  • To see the lighthouse and have a great view of the river at Sand Point take Wharf Rd.