Nature Trails near Carleton Place, Ontario


Welcome to Carleton Place!

Carleton Place is conveniently located on the serene Mississippi River. Beautiful streetscapes, scenic trails and picturesque waterfront make this town one of a kind in the Ottawa Valley. The conveniences of the city, with the friendliness of a small town makes this community a wonderful place to live.
A community rich in history, Carleton Place was settled in 1819 and saw a number of influential industries come into operation including a grist mill, lumber mills and the Findlay Stove Company. It was in 1829 that the area became formally known as Carleton Place.

Today, Carleton Place boasts a population of 10,000. We are a family-oriented community with a variety of social and recreation opportunities to suit just about everyone.

Some of Ontario's best hiking trails and nature trails are near Carleton Place.

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Beckwith Trail

Beckwith Trail This gravel-topped accessible trail from Carleton Place to Beckwith Park features three branches (Shady, CJ’s and McGregor) over 3 km and connects to Beckwith Park Trail or the Trans Canada Trail in Carleton Place. See a variety of landscapes, including...

Carleton Place Centennial Park

Carleton Place Centennial Park A much shorter trail (less than one km), this trail meanders through a filled in wetland area containing very old willow trees and small, woodland ponds, which dry up in late summer. The trail is found at the foot of Joseph Street,...

Goodwood Marsh Nature Trail

Goodwood Marsh Nature Trail There is a long stretch of wooded swamp with mixed woods throughout the area stretching from the 9th Line South to the 4th Line, Beckwith. Link to trail map: http://twp.beckwith.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/Goodwood_Marsh_Nature_Trail_Map.pdf...

Mississippi River Walk

Mississippi River Walk This nature trail runs from Princess Street to Anthony Curro Park. This is Nature Trail 1 on the self guided walking tour. Follow the trail to learn about Smith Falls limestone, the Hackberry trees, and finish by viewing beautiful Arklan Island....

O-Kee-Lee Park Trail

O-Kee-Lee Park Trail This stone dust-covered 0.6 km trail meanders through a filled-in wetland area amid old willows and woodland ponds. Honeysuckle, wild grapes and mountain ash berries attract many birds. Access the trail at the end of Joseph Street across from the...

Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail – Lanark County Section

Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail is a 300 km long corridor running between Sturgess Road in Montague and Mattawa.  The Lanark County section is 61km (from Sturgess Rd to the 417 at Arnprior). As a transportation route, in Lanark County, the OVRT is a one-size-fits-all...

Poole Family Nature Reserve

The Poole Family Nature Reserve Ecological Gift property is adjacent to the 530 acre Keddy Nature Sanctuary, bringing the total contiguous protected area to 640 ac. It contains part of the Scotch Corners Provincially Significant Wetland Complex. The wetlands,...

Riverside Trail

Riverside Trail This is Nature Trail 2 on the self-guided walking tour. Discover the historic Carleton Place Canoe Club, learn about the downtown, and finish up at the scenic town boat launch. Riverside Trail is just one of the many nature trails and hiking trails you...

Rotary Centennial Trail

Rotary Centennial Trail Enjoy a 7 km stroll along the Mississippi, connecting the village of Appleton to Carleton Place. This trail showcases the varied landscapes beside the picturesque Mississippi River which was once the mainstay of the textile trade in the area....

Roy Brown Park Trail

Roy Brown Park Trail This 0.5km trail begins on Boundary Road (end of Lake Ave West) and connects to the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority.  This trail will later connect to a series of trails within Roy Brown Park Roy Brown Park Trail is just one of the many...