Petawawa Emerald Necklace Trail System
The Emerald Necklace Trail System is a series of interpretive and multi-purpose trails introduced as Petawawa's Millennium Partnerhsip Program. The trails were designed to explore our heritage, celebrate our achievements, build our future and leave a lasting legacy in the form of outdoor museums.
There are 7 phases to the Emerald Necklace: The Millennium Trail, the Trillium Trail, The Terrace, Neighbourhood Paths, bike trails, Temiskawa and the Petawawa River White Water Canoe and Kayak Route.
The Millennium Trail - Stage One
A paved 3-km walkway along the Petawawa River is phase one of the Emerald Necklace.
The beautiful lush emerald scenery gives Millennium Trail goers a rare glimpse into the time of the early settlers. The walk way meanders through an outdoor museum with 30 storyboards outlining the history of our people, their environment, and how people lived off the land.
It is designed for walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, cyclists, cross country skiers, and snowshoe enthusiasts.
Three entrance gates, The Evergreen Stage and a Victorian Gazebo are timber-framed monuments to the area's heritage in the logging era. The trail also features an arboretum specializing in native trees of the Ottawa Valley, the history of C.F.B. Petawawa and military dispalys.
The second outdoor museum is along the Temiskawa Waterway, featuring eleven kiosks at various communities along the mighty Ottawa River. Residents and visitors can experience the pristine wilderness that was familiar to Canada's earliest explorers along the 500 km section of the Ottawa River.
The Ottawa River Legacy Landmark Network Site partners are the Town of New Liskeard, Town of Haileybury, Town of Mattawa, Town of Deep River, City of Pembroke, Town of Arnprior, Fitzroy Provincial Park, Westboro Beach in Ottawa, Duck Unlimited - Atocas Bay site (Alfred), Town of Hawkesbury and Voyageur Provincial Park. There are two satelite parks, one at Driftwood Provincial Park above Deep River, and one at the Petawawa Terrace Legacy Landmark Site.
These interpretive kiosks describe the natural features and historic significance of each site along the Ottawa River.
Watch for details this summer on the opening of the Terrace Nature Interpretive Trail with 20 storyboards and interactive audio panels.
Renseignements sur les collections
30 Storyboards, with an average of 4 storeis each. 3 Entrance gates, 1 Evergreen Stage, 1 Gazebo, and 1 Prayer station - an example of log and timberframe construction techniques, 1 artillery gun, 1 Bailey Bridge and 1 plaque on the history of C.F.B. Petawawa.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 38
Prints and Drawings •
Média : Photography • Prints and Drawings
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Military History and Technology
Collections biologiques ou plantes et animaux
Endangered Species • Zoology : Vertebrates : Fish (Pisces) : Amphibians (Amphibia) : Reptiles (Reptilia) : Birds (Aves) : Mammals (Mammalia)
Information aux Visiteurs
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Autre : Map of Trails
Services de restauration
Images en vedette
16 Civic Centre Rd.
Voir la carte
Summer concert series at Evergreen Stage, Canada Day Celebration, community walks.
Ouvert : Open 7 days a week, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.
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