Mer Bleue, Boardwalk Trail and Trails 53 and 53A

Mer Bleue, Boardwalk Trail and Trails 53 and 53A near Ottawa, ON


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
8 kms
2hours
easy
Snowshoeing, Hiking, Back Country Skiing
Winter, Fall, Summer
Ottawa, ON
User Wayfinder Zukon
The Mer Bleue Boardwalk Trail presents a unique opportunity to view a wetland environment. About 1.2 kilometers of elevated boardwalk extends out into the Mer Bleue Bog with interpretive panels that provide information on this special ecosystem.

Trail 53 and 53A form a 6.7 km loop, along the edge of the peatlands, suitable for hiking and skiing.

Directions:

Take Innes Road east of Ottawa, then south on Anderson Road. Turn east on Ridge Road. Two parking locations, P21 and P22, available.


Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By leeannmedagliaPosted By: leeannmedaglia  - Tue Apr 07 17:23:56 UTC 2015 Not Rated Question Is there a map that will show all the parking locations for the different trails in Ottawa area

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By Angie BarbarianPosted By: Angie Barbarian  - Sun Feb 01 21:47:09 UTC 2015 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Scenic, scenic, scenic! An absolute joy to ski. Good workout and nice little "mini hills" throughout. Downside None Comment We were spellbound by the beauty of this trail. Awesome workout, beautiful scenery and very educational. We started at P21 and skied all the way to the boardwalk, did the boardwalk then crossed Ridge rd to take the other, LESS SCENIC D53 trail back.

Temps were sitting at -30C so we felt a little
"Shackleton-ish" on D53 as it is a lower, more shady, "bushwhacky" and windy trail.


If I could go back in time I may have done the route in reverse, starting at D53 (still parking at P21) and I would have taken the less exciting portion first...then the boardwalk and 53B would have been an extra special treat and helped me forget my tired legs on the way back!
By ihennPosted By: ihenn  - Fri Dec 03 19:44:33 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question Are there any snowshoe train in the Mer Bleu

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By pennyleePosted By: pennylee  - Mon Mar 16 14:49:05 UTC 2009 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Downside very slippery when walking Comment very peaceful and wonderful


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