Lace up the shoes for a meander around the town.

Find history and views of the river on the many trails in and around the town. Most trails are typically less than three km. Their short and low impact flow require limited skill and are suitable for everyone. Check out the Walking Trails Map.

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Grab a copy of the Self Guided Walking Tours and enjoy a day taking in the sights and
sounds of Carleton Place! Enjoy a historic nature walking tour and/or historic heritage
building walking tour down Bridge Street. Copies are available at the Carleton Place Arena or Carleton Place Visitor’s Centre.

Mississippi RiverWalk

This nature trail runs from Princess Street to Anthony Curro Park. This is Nature Trail
#1 on the self guided Walking Tour. This trail is perfect for the history buff, or anyone
wanting to learn a bit more about our town’s unique location. Enjoy the smells, sights
and sounds of the Mississippi River.

O-Kee-Lee Nature Trail

A spacious nature trail, perfect for dog-walking or jogging. Enter the O-Kee-Lee Trail
via Centennial Park and enjoy a riverview seat on the benches along the trail.

OVRT Trail

Formerly the Canadian Pacific Railway track, the OVRT Trail runs from Smith’s Falls to
Mattawa. This multiuse trail welcomes patrons on foot, wheels, skis and hooves alike.
With several beautiful look outs and several access points throughout the Carleton
Place stretch, this is the perfect trail for an outdoor adventure.

Riverside Trail

Discover the historic Carleton Place Canoe Club, learn about the downtown core, and
finish up at the scenic town boat launch.

Rotary Centennial Trail

Enjoy a 7 km stroll along the Mississippi, connecting the village of Appleton to
Carleton Place. This trail runs just below the McNeely Avenue Bridge at Highway 29 to
the junction of Hillcrest Drive and River Road in Appleton.

Roy Brown Park Trail

This trail has various loop combinations that range in 1.5km loops to 3.0km and up. You’re invited to come for a walk or run in our newest park and take in the tranquil beauty.

Sonnenburg Woods

Located at 15 Bates Drive, this is a natural, non-maintained trail. Whether you’re
walking or bird watching; this is the perfect trail to enjoy nature’s beauty.

Trans-Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is a 18,078 km recreational corridor winding its way through
every province and territory, linking 800 communities on route. The local section
of this trail starts at the intersection of McNeely Avenue at Cavanagh Road. Parking