Biking the rail trail from Arnprior to Sand Point (19 km return)

September 2020 — The George family had a wonderful cycle along the Ottawa River from Arnprior to Sand Point. Pictured here at our starting point on the old train bridge over the mighty Madawaska River.

There is much beauty along the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail – and it gets interesting leaving Arnprior, where the weeping willows meet the pussy willows.

Here is the first sighting of the Ottawa River is as we enter Braeside…

… and DYK there is a beach in Braeside?! (FYI – the Ottawa River is cold.)

The trail is flat and solid crushed stone dust – and wide enough for two to travel side by side.

For about 2 kms, the trees thin and there are wonderful views along the river.

The Sand Point lighthouse is the destination point – a total of 9.5 km.

Here is the view of the Ottawa River looking down stream from the base of the Sand Point Lighthouse.

On the return trek, we are again greeted by the magnificent willows as we enter Arnprior.

Our final view before heading home was of the Madawaska River — photos taken from Arnprior’s old train bridge.

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