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Manotick Parks & Trails

Parks West of Rideau River

A.Y. Jackson Park, Manotick
1100 Arthur Crescent (at Bridge St.) on the Rideau River. [map]
Gazebo overlooking Watson's Mill
Barney McCarney Landing / Orchard Hollow Park
Orchard Hollow Dr. on the Rideau River [map]
Baxter Conservation Area
7498 Carter Rd. at Donnelly Rd. south of Kars. [map]
Interpretive Centre, beach, trail, boardwalk, canoe launch, shelter, tables, toilets. Parking fee.
Beryl Gaffney Park / Jock River Landing
3901 Rideau Valley Dr. N. [map]
Walking trail along Rideau & Jock Rivers.
Trail access: Maple Hill Way, Capital Memorial Gardens, Stonebridge
Bracken's Field, Manotick
1075 Bridge St. across from Manotick Public School   [map]
Centennial Park, Manotick
5572 Doctor Leach Dr. by Manotick Arena [map] 613-692-4772
Outdoor skating rink (winter)
Chapman Mills Conservation Area
Winding Way to Lodge Rd.
Board walk by Rideau River, canoe launch, washrooms. No dogs allowed.
Chris' Field, Manotick
Between Van Vliet Rd & South River Dr [map]
David Bartlett Park, Manotick
5201 Mclean Crescent & Bravar Dr. [map]
35 acres, barbeques, washrooms
Dogs allowed off-leash if under control
On Rideau Canal east and west channels
River path to Long Island Rd Park, bridge to Long Island Locks
Dickinson Square
Mill St. between Clapp Ln. and Dickinson St.
Watson's Mill. [map]
Working heritage grist mill by Rideau River, store, museum.
Walk across Rideau River dam to AY Jackson Park.
Dog Parks
Park Finder - enter "Manotick" for nearest dog parks
David Bartlett Pk, 5201 Mclean Cr. - dogs allowed off-leash if under control
Stonecrest Pk, 220 Stoneway Dr. [map] - dogs allowed off-leash 8pm-8am
Echo Park, Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
Marina Drive at Timagami Court [map]
ball diamond, soccer field
George McLean Park
Between McLean Cres. and the Rideau River (west channel) [map]
Outdoor skating rink (winter)
Goddard Street Park
Between Potter Dr. and Goddard St. [map]
Hilltop Park, Manotick
Between Hilltop Dr. and Long Islands Rd. [map]
Long Island Road Park
5344 Long Island Drive, west bank of Rideau River [map]
River path leads to David Bartlett Park
Mahogany Harbour Pathway Link
Planned: Walking path and dock on Manotick Main St. [map]
Major W. Ross Chamberlain Park
Bridgeport Ave. (5676 Manotick Main St.) [map]
In World War II, Ross Chamberlain served in Canada's Fourth Princess Louise Dragoon Guards' Reconnaissance Division. He formed part of the first Canadian Infantry Division in the Italian campaign and was also part of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division in northwest Europe. Mr. Chamberlain was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his "exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land." In 1962, Mr. Chamberlain became a devoted member of the Manotick Legion, founding the Youth Education Committee and student bursary program, and received the Legion's 75th Anniversary Medal in 2001. He started the Rideau Seniors Association and helped found the Manotick Senior Citizens Service Centre, helped create Hyfield Place and the Miller's Oven, and campaigned for accessibility rights for seniors and people with disabilities.
Manotick Remembrance Park (opening July 1, 2017)
Dickinson Square, including Manotick Cenotaph
Six gardens dedicated to Canadian Services branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Navy, Peacekeeping), & those who served on the Home Front.
Manotick Legion
Millview Parkette
5526 Millview St. [map]
Path leads to the Rideau River, across the dam to Watson's Mill
North Gower Recreation Centre
2300 Community Way, North Gower [map]
Rideau River Provincial Park
Donnelly Dr. (McCordick Rd) Rideau River park, beach, playgrounds, campsites, washrooms, showers, tables. [map]
South River Dr. Park dock South River Drive Park
Boat Launch on the Rideau River [map]
{Ivy & Gordon} Scharf Park
Potter Dr, Wadell Ct. and Pettapiece Cr. [map]
(also called West Meadow Potter Drive Park)
Van Vliet Park, Manotick
Van Vliet Rd. and Hill St. [map]
West River Drive Park
West River Drive at Bridge St. [map]
Whitewood Avenue Park
Whitewood Ave. north end [map]

Parks East of Rideau River

Claudette Cain Park
4300 River Rd (Riverside South) [map]
"Pianos in the Park" offers a solar-powered electric piano for people to play (by about Aug. 2016) [, ]
Gideon Adams Park
~3500 River Rd, north of Rideau Hill Camp [map]
Osprey platform north of the parking area
Jeffrey Armstrong Memorial Park
Nicolls Island Rd (near Long Island Locks) [map]
Long Island Lock Station
Nicolls Island Rd. off River Rd. [map] 613-692-3030
on the Rideau Canal
Tables, toilets. Parking fee $1/hour $4/day
Ridgewood Tot Lot
3366 Bramble Lane, Osgoode [map]
Seniors Peace Park
Osgoode Main St. (beside Post Office)
W.A. Taylor Conservation Area (Taylor Park)
Osgoode Main St. and River Road (RR 19) on Rideau River [map]
Concrete boat launch (fee), 24' public dock, picnic area
Walter Upton Collins Park
894 River Rd. north of Manotick on the Rideau River [map]
White Horse Park
Between Old Mill Way and east bank of Rideau River [map]

Trails - south Ottawa

Marlborough Forest trails
3049 Pierce Rd, 12 km west of Kars [map]
Osgoode Multi-Use Pathway
5479 Osgoode Main St.
22-km trail from Osgoode to Leitrim Road [map1], crosses Mitch Owens Rd. east of Manotick Station, crosses Rideau Rd. east of Bowesville [map2], passing through Falcon Ridge Golf Club, to Leitrim Rd. [map3].
Rideau Trail
K. Buckingham 613-860-2225
Hiking Trail Kingston to Ottawa through Burritts Rapids, Marlborough Forest
Trans Canada Trail
Hiking Trail through Stittsville, Kanata, Ottawa River

Rideau River Access

River Access Sign

The Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association, with City of Ottawa funding, has installed 12 Public Water Access signs in 2016 to indicate properties that provide safe access to the Rideau River to launch a kayak, fish, or just enjoy the view. Most of these parkettes are between houses or are just a pathway so aren't easy to find without the signs.

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