7 Boardwalks Around Ottawa That Will Lead You To Spectacular Fall Views

It's time to get outdoors and see the colourful leaves. To help you plan your next hike, here are seven boardwalks around Ottawa that will lead you to spectacular fall views.

Instead of a gruelling climb uphill to reach a lookout, these flat paths are perfect for a relaxing stroll to see the sights without breaking a sweat.

Here are all the nearby boardwalks you'll want to visit this season:

Jack Pine Trail

Price: Free

Address: Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll walk next to towering trees and cross several ponds where you might see beavers.

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Pink Lake

Price: Free

Address: Gatineau Parkway, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you don't mind climbing stairs, this popular trail in Gatineau Park will take you through the forest and around a lake.

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Cooper Marsh Conservation Area

Price: Free

Address: 20020 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Rd. 2, Summerstown, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's a peaceful walking route where you can escape the crowds and explore a wetland boardwalk.

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Mer Bleue

Price: Free

Address: Ridge Road, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This short boardwalk will lead you over a bog and past golden trees.

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Chapman Mills Conservation Area

Price: Free

Address: 253 Winding Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Here, you can follow the boardwalk path along the Rideau River.

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Old Quarry Trail

Price: Free

Address: Eagleson Road, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: While following the trail, you might see adorable little birds that stop to say hello.

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Findlay Creek

Price: Free

Address: 2835 Findlay Creek Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's a dog-friendly walking route that will take you through a marshland.

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