Welcome to Chapman Mills Conservation Area —This wonderful 23-acre parcel of conservation land is located on the west bank of the Rideau River on Prince of Wales Drive between Winding Way and Lodge Road. It consists mainly of natural river shoreline, wetlands and flood plain areas that are unique in the City of Ottawa. It forms a passive recreational area for the Chapman Mills community. Parking is located off Winding Way. Come enjoy the picnic shelter, scenic lookouts along the trail, walkways and boardwalks that lead pedestrians on a 1.5 km stroll through some sensitive and beautiful habitats, and read the interpretive signs telling the environmental story at points along the path.

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Chapman Mills Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 1.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: none reported.

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: picnic tables, washroom

Attractions: Interpretive signage, boardwalk

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 613-692-3571 ext 1178

Find it: 253 Winding Way, Ottawa,ON (for parking turn right onto Winding Way and drive to end)

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.2791320
Longitude: -75.7029460