Written by guest blogger Denise Deby, who writes on local and global social and environmental issues.
Ottawa has had a few of those perfect late-summer-turning-into-fall days, the ones that make you crave the outdoors. Here’s a sampling of the green spaces and surprises we’ve explored recently:
- The falls at Hog’s Back on the Rideau River (you can follow recreational paths in several directions from here):
- The spectacular views of Ottawa from Gatineau Park at the lookout on Trail 30 (up from parking lot P7):
- Eco Art, an outdoor exhibit of environment-themed photos along the NCC’s recreational pathways (the photos also appeared last winter along the Rideau Canal Skateway):
- The 120 ceremonial trees planted by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries on the grounds of Rideau Hall (home to some 10,000 trees in all):
What are your favourite outdoor places this time of year?