It's right in the city!
Winter is a wonderful time for an Ottawa hike; it's quiet, bug-free and a great excuse to get some sunshine.
You can take an easy walking trail to historic ruins on the Lime Kiln Trail.
These ruins are one of few examples left in Canada of a 19th-century industrial lime kiln. This particular kiln was built in the early 1800s.
It takes under 10 minutes to reach the site of the ruins from the trailhead. Parking is free where the trail begins at parking lot P10.
The trail is mainly forested, with a valley opening once you pass the ruins. The beginning of the hike can be muddy or icy depending on the weather, so make sure to wear proper boots.
The trail is a 4-kilometre loop as part of the Stony Swamp conservation area and connects to the Chipmunk trail for a longer hike option.
Address: Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: It's an easy hiking trail surrounded by lush forests and leads to beautiful historic ruins. You can see the ruins from various angles and learn more from interpretation boards.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.
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