Self-Guided Tours in the Greenbelt
See and learn about the Greenbelt’s diverse natural eco-systems by taking self-guided tours at Stony Swamp, Pine Grove and Mer Bleue.
At Stony Swamp interpretation panels are located along the Limekiln and Jack Pine trails. Take these boardwalk trails and encounter a heritage kiln, beaver ponds and beaver dams.
The Old Quarry Trail is a 3.1 kilometre trail where you can learn about the unusual geology of this area. Use Old Quarry Trail: The Making of a Landscape as your guide.
|Washrooms||There are outhouses by the Jack Pine and Old Quarry trails.|
|Parking||Free, year-round parking is available. Park in lot P10 for the Limekiln Trail, lot P9 for the Jack Pine Trail and lot 5 for the Old Quarry Trail.|
Learn about trees types and forestry in the Greenbelt. Guide yourself along the interpretive forestry trail and visit the tree-identification arboretum, which are on trail 43.
|Washrooms||There is an outhouse by trail 43.|
|Parking||Free, year-round parking is available at the P18 parking lot.|
Mer Bleue Bog
At Mer Bleue Bog, take the 1.5 km interpretive boardwalk trail to learn about this internationally important bog. Learn more with Mer Bleue Bog: A Special Place in the National Capital Greenbelt.
|Washrooms||There are bathrooms by the Mer Bleue Bog Trail.|
|Parking||Free, year-round parking is available at the P22 parking lot.|
|Picnic Areas||There is a sheltered picnic area by the Mer Bleue Bog Trail, at the P22 parking lot.|
|Universal Accessibility||The Mer Bleue Bog Trail has a boardwalk that is universally accessible.|
For more information see the Greenbelt’s visitor information.