Rural Ramblers: Tips
Updated: 2 years ago - Created: July 25th, 2012
Plan your route.
Refer to our online calendar of events. Before you leave, take a few minutes to plan your route according to the amount of time you have.
Bring an empty cooler.
A Rural Ramble through the Valley will provide plenty of opportunity to bring home something fresh from the fields! There will be a grand selection of fresh produce and home baking for you to purchase along the way.
Sensible shoes and comfortable clothes are the dress code. Pack sunscreen, umbrellas and extra sweaters because one can never predict the weather. Events and activities go ahead rain or shine.
There will be plenty of fun and many memories that you’ll want to capture in photos. Share your favourites with us on Facebook or use the hastags #RuralRamble & #OttawaValley.
Take your time.
Country living is generally at a slower pace – we’ve learned that one can accomplish just as much by moving sure and steady.
Bring some spending money.
The Ottawa Valley is proud to boast some of the best boutiques and artists in the world. A Rural Ramble is an excellent opportunity to pick up a souvenir or find that perfect gift for someone special.
Respect the land.
If the site of an event has posted Do Not Enter signs it’s either for your safety or for the protection of crops and animals. Remember to recycle and please do not litter.
Treat farm animals with respect.
If visiting a farm, remember that while animals are domesticated — they are not necessarily pets.
Participation goes a long way towards education. Take part, have fun and get the most out of your Rural Ramble experience.
Bring the whole family.
There’s something for everyone. It’s sure to be a trip to the country your family won’t forget!
Plan to make it an autumn weekend getaway!
There is no lack of accommodations in the Ottawa Valley. Rural Ramblers looking to make their trip a weekend getaway can choose between rustic cabins, charming bed & breakfasts, clean motels and distinguished hotels. Outdoor enthusiasts can relish the natural beauty of the many area campgrounds as they drift off to sleep under a blanket of stars. Click here to for a complete list of accommodations offered in the Ottawa Valley.