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.
Take Innes Road east of Ottawa, then south on Anderson Road. Turn east on Ridge Road. Two parking locations, P21 and P22, available.
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Posted By: leeannmedaglia
- Tue Apr 07 17:23:56 UTC 2015
QuestionIs there a map that will show all the parking locations for the different trails in Ottawa areaANSWERS are in this forum: Parking
Posted By: Angie Barbarian
- Sun Feb 01 21:47:09 UTC 2015
UpsideScenic, scenic, scenic! An absolute joy to ski. Good workout and nice little "mini hills" throughout. DownsideNone CommentWe 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!