Check out our Beautiful Parks!
The Ottawa Valley is home to wildlife and nature plentiful and magnificent throughout. Whatever your activity you are bound to spot something special and surprising as you explore.
Algonquin Provincial Park
The best time to see the larger animals of Algonquin is in the springtime , bears, moose and deer, especially in the internationally known Algonquin Park
Greystone is situated within three gates a short drive from the west gate of the park. Go for a drive; visit the highly informative information pavilion that explains everything about Algonquin Park. The logging museum at the east gate of the park is worth the drive. It is a self-guided walk through the bush with stations and displays of the logging history in the park and the surrounding area. It’s quite a neat thing to do.
Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre
Within these woods you will find one of eastern Canada’s premier examples of an old growth maple/beech/hemlock forest. It supports a wide variety of ecological communities and has been carefully protected for generations. In addition, the property features a variety of managed forests, plantations and wetlands.
You can perhaps best absorb the essence of this place during a quiet walk along one of the nine trails, a 12.8 km network meandering through wetlands and forest along the Snake River and Dore Scarp to a scenic lookout.
Foy Provincial Park
Foy Provincial Park has a nice small beach on Round Lake, Ontario. Unfortunatly, the park is non-operational, camping is prohibited, but day use activities such as swimming and hiking are permitted. There is limited parking (Pull over on Red Rock Road). The best way to the beach is from a foot trail 100 m. north of the park gate. From the beach area, a nature trail follows the shoreline going north and exits on Red Rock Road. The shoreline is rugged and coarse sand is found.