Petawawa Terrace Trail

Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park is a unique jewel located in the centre of Petawawa. With 215 hectares of green space the parks boasts various environments that include an abundance of vegetation and wildlife.

The Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park contains an extensive trail system. It is best described as a 12 km woodland walk, incorporating numerous interpretive panels along the way. These panels feature Ontario songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, snakes, frogs, turtles, butterflies, fur bearing animals, fish, rodents, bats, species at risk, invasive species, salamanders, upland birds and owls and deer of Ontario.

Located along Laurentian Drive there is ample parking located at the eastern entrance.

A children’s public park is found at the head of the trail ( Fish Hatchery Park) including; play structures and a covered sun shelter which is a perfect spot to plan a picnic at the end of your walk.

There are various combinations you can create at the Terrace to perfect your ideal walking loop. The outer trail indicated here is 6 km in length and ventures through wetlands, swampy areas and woodlots. Take caution in early spring as some locations may be difficult to safely navigate.

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Petawawa Terrace Trail characteristics

Length: 6 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: Provincial park fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: Interpretive signage

Town of Petawawa Phone: 613-687-5536

Find it: 254 Laurentian Dr, Petawawa, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.8839220
Longitude: -77.2465440