Nature Trails near Russell, Ontario

Welcome to Russell!

Russell is a community in the Township of Russell.

Connected by the Castor River, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Russell Township is a dynamic, bilingual and friendly place where cultures meet, and a mix of rural and urban vibes intertwine. Full of potential, this growing community presents an opportunity to live in a unique blend of lifestyles. We consist of 4 communities: Embrun, Russell, Limoges and Marionville which offer year-round events and attractions for both residents and visitors.

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J. Henry Tweed Conservation Area

J. Henry Tweed Conservation Area is 16 acres of green space, trails, and country clean air, nestled in a subdivision. This is a 1980 land donation to SNC to provide a public recreational area for generations to come. The park links with the Russell Township New York...

New York Central Fitness Trail

Between 1898 and 1957, the New York Central Fitness Trail, was used as the main railway between Ottawa and New York. It was purchased in 1979 by the township and converted into the trail and bike path as we know it today. The trail is 10 km long and links the villages...

W. E. Burton Conservation Area

W. E. Burton Conservation Area. Explore 3 km of nature trails winding alongside the Castor River at W.E. Burton Conservation Area. Enjoy hiking, a serene picnic in the pines, shoreline fishing, and a spectacular view of the Russell Dam. Link to trail map: Click to...