Lace up the shoes for a meander around the town.
Find history and views of the river on the many trails in and around the town. Most trails are typically less than three km. Their short and low impact flow require limited skill and are suitable for everyone.
Amenities: This nature trail runs from Princess Street to Anthony Curro Park. This is Nature Trail 1 on the self guided walking tour. Follow the trail to learn about Smith Falls limestone, the Hackberry trees, and finish by viewing beautiful Arklan Island. This trail is perfect for the history buff, or anyone wanting to learn a bit more about our town’s unique location. Enjoy the smells, sights and sounds of the Mississippi River.
Anthony Curro Park
Location: Mississippi Quays subdivision
Amenities: This scenic nature trail takes you right alongside the river.
O-Kee-Lee Nature Trail
A spacious nature trail, perfect for dog-walking or jogging.
This is Nature Trail 2 on the self-guided walking tour. Discover the historic Carleton Place Canoe Club, learn about the downtown, and finish up at the scenic town boat launch.
If you’ve ever wanted to travel off-road in an award-winning region, the time is now. The opening of the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail (OVRT) in Lanark County has created a transportation corridor for pedestrians, cyclists, four-wheelers, and snowmobilers travelling from Carleton Place to Mississippi Mills, and beyond. With a multi-purpose, year-round use, the OVRT will connect three of Lanark County’s prettiest towns. Learn more at OttawaValleyTrail.com
The Trans Canada Trail is a 18,078 km recreational corridor winding its way through every province and territory, linking 800 communities on route. The local section of this trail starts at the intersection of McNeely Avenue, just off of Hwy. 7 and Cavanagh Road.
The Rotary Centennial Trail
Enjoy a 7 km stroll along the Mississippi, connecting the village of Appleton to Carleton Place. This trail showcases the varied landscapes beside the picturesque Mississippi River which was once the mainstay of the textile trade in the area. This trail runs just below the McNeely Avenue Bridge at Highway 29 to the junction of Hillcrest Drive and River Road in Appleton.
Roy Brown Park Trail
This 0.5km trail begins on Boundary Road (end of Lake Ave West) and connects to the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority. This trail will later connect to a series of trails within Roy Brown Park