Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley
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A Trail of Two Rivers

Updated: 5 years ago - Created: July 25th, 2012

Explore the watershed of the Bonnechere and Madawaska Rivers by travelling ‘round the Bonnechere Valley and up into the Madawaska Highlands.

Depart Pembroke. Travel via Round Lake Rd (Cty Rd 58) towards Bonnechere. Turn right on Turner’s Camp Rd to make your way to Basin Depot in Algonquin Provincial Park. Return to Round Lake Rd (Cty Rd 58) and wind your way to Killaloe. At Killaloe, turn right onto Hwy 60 and travel west. Watch for the scenic lookout sign on your left as you climb the hill into Wilno.

From Wilno, travel west on Hwy 60 to Barry’s Bay. From Barry’s Bay, follow Combermere Rd (Cty Rd 62) to Combermere. Turn left on Old Barry’s Bay Rd and watch for signs to Crooked Slide Park on your left. Backtrack to Combermere Rd (Cty Rd 62) and turn left towards Combermere. Turn left onto Palmer Rd and immediately left onto Rockingham Rd. Wind your way to Rockingham.

From Rockingham, follow Guiney Rd. Turn right at Jewelville Rd and travel to Jewelville. At Jewelville, turn left on Palmer Rd (Cty Rd 514); from Hardwood Lake follow Hwy 28 to Denbigh. From Denbigh, take Hwy 41 to Eganville. Travel north on Hwy 41 to Bulger Rd (Cty Rd 9) at Lake Dore. The Shaw Woods is located 1km on your right. Backtrack to Hwy 41, turn right and travel north back to Pembroke.