Our Friendship Trail – The Mississippi-Ottawa Cycle Loop

The Friendship Trail will be unveiled this 2019 cycle season. Soon cyclists will be able to enjoy a remarkable new cycle route that loops from Ottawa on the Trans Canada Trail, to Carleton Place, through the picturesque communities of Almonte and Pakenham, to return through Carp and Ottawa’s western rural neighbourhoods.

The Friendship Trail gives adventure seekers, families, groups and tourists a variety of multi-day “small town” experiences in the National Capital Region and through the Ottawa Valley. The trail corridor traverses natural beauty and heritage sites, and it features both tourist attractions and eclectic amenities. It offers multiple side-trails to fun points of interest in the communities along the Mississippi and Ottawa Rivers.

Blessed with natural beauty…

…and rich in history

Watch for more news this Spring of our Friendship Trail — the Mississippi-Ottawa Cycle Loop:

  • The Trail Map
  • News of the Launch Event
  • News of Trail Features and Attractions 
  • Adventure Ideas

This will prove to be the Ottawa Valley’s ultimate cycle adventure, linking a string of small towns and attractions along the Mississippi and Ottawa Rivers – our very own Waterfront Trail or P’tit train du Nord.

For more information, you can contact the Friendship Trail working group of volunteers at ftmotrail@gmail.com Check mmbm.ca/friendship-trail regularly for more information.

We wish to thank the folks at Mississippi Mills Bicycle Movement, the towns of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills, and the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Tourism for all their support.