|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...|
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.
|Ottawa River and Algonquin Park|
|The Ottawa River flows 1200 km from its head-waters in northern Quebec to the St. Lawrence River. For 250 km the Ottawa River forms the eastern boundary of Renfrew County.
The Ottawa River has had a significant place in the history of the first nations people, development of the fur trade and later for loggers and pioneering settlers. Today the Ottawa River continues as a source of commerce, transportation, hydro-generation and leisure activities.
|Bonnechere River and Valley|
|The Bonnechere River travels 145 km from its source in Algonquin Park to the Ottawa River at Castleford. The Bonnechere River, while the smallest of the major tributaries of the Ottawa River, drains an area half the size of Prince Edward Island.
This watershed provides productive farmland, substantial forests, and breathtaking landscape along its course. The river has many calm stretches, with intermittent rapids and waterfalls. Log drivers built chutes around these obstacles, and later dams were built to produce hydro-electricity.
|Madawaska River and Highlands|
|The Madawaska Highlands follow the Madawaska River from Algonquin Park to Calabogie. This is a beautiful, mountainous region with many wilderness and Crown land areas, hardwood forests, and hundreds of lakes. Following the northern edge of the Madawaska Highlands is the Opeongo Line. This early settlement line is as well known for the abundance of log homesteads and outbuilding that are still in use today. Today the Opeongo Line is a favorite scenic area, particularly in the fall when the trees are changing colours.|