Kanata’s greenspace isn’t lacking, with plenty of parks and trails so you and your family can enjoy time in nature. Wellness awaits along multi-use paths, within wooded areas, and through environmental wonders right outside your door.
South March Highlands Conservation Forest
For over 20 years, the South March Highlands Conservation Area has given Ottawa residents a serene escape, especially those who enjoy hiking, walking, mountain biking, bird watching and more. The area contains nine trails for you to explore – three for biking, six for walking – all ranging in difficulty and length. Take a leisurely stroll on the 3.6-kilometre Rockhopper Trail complete with beaver ponds, foot bridges and wetland, or test your abilities on the 10-kilometre Outback/Ridgetop Loop with open rockface and a sense of whimsy as you journey deeper into the forest.
Monk Environmental Park
Located at Second Line and Terry Fox Drive, Monk Environmental Park
is home to three multi-use trails for hikers, bikers, and runners alike. The trails range from 3.2 kilometres to 4.2 kilometres in length, and are considered easy trails – perfect for a hike with the family or by yourself to clear your head. Each trail is marked so you can easily follow along, and they can also be accessed in the winter for a frosty forest frolic!
Wesley Clover Park
Wesley Clover Park is home to many outdoor activities, from an equestrian park to cabins and tent sites for camping. While many people may know the park as home to a twinkling holiday light display in December, Wesley Clover Park
is also home to a 4-kilometre loop trail that’s open all year-round. You can also enjoy the network of cross-country ski trails
within the park, giving you access to over 18 kilometres of trails.
Brookline Multi-Use Pathway Network
Brookline is connected to a series of community pathways
and a decommissioned CN rail corridor so homeowners and visitors alike can explore the pristine greenspace. These paths also connect to a six-acre preserved woodlot and stormwater pond, with the latter surrounded by a future trailway. Homeowners will soon be able to explore the extensive trail network developed specifically for Brookline, offering a place for people to escape from the stresses of everyday life and bike or walk to unwind in a natural space.
These are just a few of the many stunning trails you can traverse in Kanata. Don’t feel limited, though! Explore the area on your own and see all it has to offer.
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