Ottawa Valley Nature Fix in February – The Old K& P Railroad Trail near Renfrew

Ottawa Valley Nature Fix in February - The Old K& P Railroad Trail near Renfrew

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa River Institute

Timeline for Completion: February 23, 2020 starting at 1:00 pm


Our outing on the K& P trail will begin at the northern end of the trail near the Town of Renfrew.

On February 23 starting at 1:00 pm, we will walk a small section (approximately 2 km) of the K & P trail near Renfrew and use it as a jumping off point to do some “off-trail” exploring in adjacent Crown Land and along the shoreline of Reid’s Lake. Our guide will be Ottawa River Institute founding board member John Almstedt, an intrepid explorer and landscape painter who Ole says, “never gets lost”!

This may be a strenuous adventure. Snowshoes are required. People who wish a less strenuous adventure could stay on the K and P trail, which is relatively flat. Please be advised that there may be significant snowmobile traffic on the trail.

In the event of inclement weather, please contact us at to find out if the walk is still happening or is being re-scheduled.

Directions from Renfrew: From Raglan Street (Highway 60) in Renfrew, turn on Munroe Avenue West and then follow the signs to stay on Highway 132 for 3.8 kilometers. Turn left on Ferguslea Road and proceed 3 kilometers to the junction with McMahon Road. Look for a safe place to park. The starting point for this 1 pm outing is the K&P Trail crossing, 200 meters further along Ferguslea Road.


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Project entered on: February 4, 2020 at 8:49 pm

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