Carp Hills Forest – Various Trails

Carp Hills Forest - Various Trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing


The Carp Hills are an extension of the same Canadian Shield ecosystem as Gatineau and Algonquin Parks, with rock outcrops and woodlands. The City owns 1000 hectares of this natural area that includes many shallow beaver ponds connected by small streams. Thinly soiled uplands support young forests of red maple, sugar maple, white spruce, trembling aspen, white birch, bur oak and red oak. Several great blue heron colonies are known to use the ponds.

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: 1-2 km pathway at Hidden Lake Park in the Village of Carp, longer more rugged trails elsewhere
•Location: The Carp Hills run roughly northwest from the South March Highlands at March Road to the Kinburn


Contact Us

110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
phone: 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400

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Project entered on: December 28, 2016 at 9:32 pm

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