Enjoy the Fall Colours in the Greenbelt
The Greenbelt around Canada’s Capital offers spectacular fall landscapes. Admire the colourful array while exploring 150 kilometres of trails.
With its 21.7 kilometres of trails, Mer Bleue, located east of Ottawa, is one of the most important wetlands in the world. Come discover its boardwalks and admire Mer Bleue dressed in vivid autumn colours.
Trails for Nature Enthusiasts
- Shirleys Bay (26 kilometres of trails): The trails in this conservation area, west of Ottawa, feature undeveloped wildlands, young forests and incredible views of the Ottawa River. You can also enjoy boating, cycling, bird-watching and picnicking at Shirleys Bay.
- Stony Swamp (40 kilometres of trails): These trails, located southwest of Ottawa, go through wetlands, ponds, beaver dams, a historic lime kiln and an old quarry with unique geology.
- Pine Grove (18 kilometres of trails): Located in the south of Ottawa, Pine Grove is an important habitat for fauna and flora. It offers an interpretative trail and a tree-identification arboretum.
- Green’s Creek (6 kilometres of trails): For the more adventurous, Green’s Creek, in the Orleans sector, offers steep forested slopes and a variety of rare species. This trail is also connected to the Ottawa River Pathway.
Find out more about the National Capital Greenbelt.