stony swamp conservation

Gatineau Park near Ottawa is full of hiking trails and stunning fall views, but it can get very busy during fall rhapsody.

If you're looking for fall hikes around Ottawa and want to avoid the massive crowds, here are eight quieter trails to check out this season, and none of them are in Gatineau Park.

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If you're looking for some fresh air, but don't want an intense hike, this simple Ottawa trail is the one to check out.

The Sarsaparilla Trail in Stony Swamp Conservation is an easy hiking trail loop, featuring a boardwalk to a blissful lake view.

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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.

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