Nature Trails near Barry's Bay, Ontario

Welcome to Barry's Bay!

Barry's Bay is a community in the Township of Madawaska.

Barry's Bay, Combermere, Wilno - each of our three population centres is a unique community with recreation facilities, schools, festivities and churches that form the basis of community life. Residents enjoy the comfort of small-town living along with the security of excellent health and education services. It’s time you visited the Madawaska Valley to see if you, too, will stay for a lifetime.

Summertime relaxation demands water. With dozens of rivers and lakes, Madawaska Valley is the place to be. Whether you paddle, sail, motor or fish, from Combermere you can explore over 60 kms of navigable waterways on the York and Madawaska Rivers, Kamaniskeg Lake, and Conroy’s Marsh. Our Madawaska River is world-renowned for whitewater canoeing. Those who prefer sun and sand will enjoy the many public beaches. Moreover, our waterways are the best places to encounter wildlife – whether you watch birds, catch fish, or howl at wolves.

Madawaska Valley offers everything necessary for outdoor fun – sparkling lakes and rivers, majestic hills and forests, finned, feathered and furred wildlife.

Our wilderness comes in all flavours. Those who prefer to explore in comfort can stick to bush lined roadways, while the more adventurous use bikes, boats, or feet to investigate marked trails or trackless bush.

The many miles of abandoned rail bed offer easy biking and strolling, as well as motorized travel in all seasons. From the 175 kms of groomed snowmobile trails that run through our township, you can access the over 4000 kms in the provincial trail system for winter adventure beyond your wildest imagination.

Some of Ontario's best hiking trails and nature trails are near Barry's Bay.

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Bonnechere Provincial Park Trails

Bonnechere Provincial Park Trails McNaugton Trail – 2 km (40 – 60 minutes) – Out and back to loop – Easy Take an easy stroll along the meandering Bonnechere River and learn about its rich natural and cultural history by exploring our Foot Prints in Time (FIT)....

J. R. Booth Heritage Railway Trail

J. R. Booth Heritage Railway Trail The former CN rail line that was used to build the economy of this region was transformed into one of the most scenic trails in the County. Running from Wilno’s Polish Kashub Heritage Park, it travels public land right into...

Jewellville Trail

Jewellville Trail is a 14 km circular walk in the Madawaska Highlands, that passes through the hamlet of Rosenthal, home to German immigrant pioneers. Today, the names on the post boxes are a reminder of that heritage. The abundance of sugar maples makes this walk of...


LAKE ST. PETER PROVINCIAL PARK TRAILS Lookout Trail 2.5 km (1.5 hours) Strenuous This trail crosses rugged terrain, passes close to a kettle lake and leads to a spectacular lookout over the lake. Cabin Trail 4km (2 hours) Strenuous Named after an abandoned log cabin;...

Opeongo Heritage Trail – Barry’s Bay

Opeongo Heritage Trail – Barry’s Bay Walk in the footsteps of the area’s forefathers, as you travel one of the Ottawa Valley’s oldest settlement roads. Opened late 2009, the trail offers a glimpse of the conditions that the settlers to the Madawaska...

Thomas P. Murray Recreational Trails

Thomas P. Murray Recreational Trails This system of 6 hiking paths winds its way through the Radcliffe hills, enjoying several scenic vistas, ponds, swamps and rock outcroppings. Trails have varied skill levels, so be aware of the changing conditions. Begin your...

Tramore Cliffs Rd Trail

The rocky and sometimes steep Tramore Cliffs Rd, trail starts from the intersection of Tramore and Kilby Roads. The trail is not obvious and begins behind the green Kilby Road sign. Beaudrys Creek, which starts behind Camboose Mountain and spills down to Kilby Road,...

Upper Madawaska Basin Trails

The Upper Madawaska Basin Trails, with more than 50 kilometres of trails centred around Spectacle Lakes, and taking in Bear and Burnetts mountains, are located 20 km west of Barry’s Bay (Ontario) along the Hwy 60 (Algonquin Route) corridor and 31 km east of...