The Lanark County section is now completely open and ready to enjoy!
The Renfrew County section currently not open to ATVs until it dries out more completely. Users looking to go through Pembroke will need to travel road systems or use RCATV trails: permit required.
The map on this webpage shows areas that have received upgrades. It is not meant to act as an "open/closed" map at this time (like a snowmobile trails condition map).
Be sure to check the map page to ensure that you are not trespassing on closed (or non-upgraded) trail sections.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday afternoon marked the official opening of the 61-kilometre Lanark County portion of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail.
Local councillors, staff, special guests and members of the public were on hand for the celebration under the overpass at Highway 7 on the border between Carleton Place and Beckwith Township.
Cycling Infrastructure & Trails To Get Big Boost
The Province recently announced funding for the multi-year Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling program (OMCC) and the County of Renfrew along with ten local municipalities and the City of Pembroke have leveraged existing budgets to be successful for total of $712,000 towards trail development for commuter cycling in 2017/2018.
Algonquin Trail Update
The County of Renfrew is moving ahead on upgrading sections of the Algonquin Trail as planned. The Algonquin Trail Advisory Committee previously directed staff to focus initial trail upgrades in urban areas, and those areas that would connect the Algonquin Trail to other existing trail systems. The plan continues to be to upgrade and open sections in an outward direction from these urban areas to close any gaps as funding develops over the coming years.
The 296km Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail is a multi-use corridor that stretches from near Smiths Falls to just shy of Mattawa, passing through Lanark County, Renfrew County (where it is also known as the Algonquin Trail) and Papineau-Cameron Township.