Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley
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Updated: 5 years ago - Created: July 25th, 2012

Travel up the north shore of the Ottawa River and down the south side for an interprovincial excursion.

From Hwy 17 east of Arnprior, travel east on Galetta Rd (Cty Rd 22) and follow signs to the ferry crossing at Fitzroy Harbour. Board the Quyon Ferry and cross the Ottawa River to the province of Québec. From Quyon, head west on Hwy 148 towards Shawville, passing Lac des Chats along the way. Continue westward along Hwy 148 to Bryson.

From Bryson, take Wilson Rd to Ile-du-Grand-Calumet. Backtrack to Hwy 148, turn left and continue west to Campbell’s Bay. Continue west on Hwy 148 to Fort-Coulonge. Turn left onto Chemin de la Chute, then right onto rue Principale and follow it through town. Continue along rue Principale to the north end of town and the red covered bridge at the intersection with Hwy 148. Continue west along Hwy 148 and wind your way to Chapeau.

In Waltham, turn right onto Hwy 8 and follow it to Chapeau. At Chapeau, turn right onto St. James St and proceed to the church at the top of the hill. From Chapeau, follow the Pembroke Rd to Hwy 148 and exit Allumette Island by crossing the bridge over the Ottawa River into Ontario. Proceed to Pembroke and make your way to Hwy 17. Travel east on Hwy 17 to Cobden, Renfrew and then Arnprior.