Hiking around the National Capital Region: Ferguson Forest Centre

Ottawa may be sitting pretty in Stage 3 of our provinces reopening but I’ve been comfortable going at my own pace to keep the members of my social circle safe. Hiking has been a comforting way to get outside, socialize at a distance and take the time to discover the beauty of my own province. 

One of my childhood friends and I recently made the quick trip to Kemptville to explore the Ferguson Forest Centre, a conservation area complete with walking trails and the Kemptville Creek. 

There are few trails based on the walk or run you are looking to enjoy. We meandered around Turtle Trail, which offered a gorgeous walk with some off-roading at just under two kilometres. 

There are some picnic tables by the creek that offer up a serene view while you take a break. We snacked on our picnic. If you do take food, just know the picnic tables are not regularly sanitized and you should clean up any food because there are black bears in the area (we didn’t run into any on our walk).  

You can find more about the Ferguson Forest Centre here 

Have you been taking this time to hike the trails in and around our city? What are some of your suggestions?

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