The purpose of this site is to help promote the creation of a non-motorized recreation trail for Lanark County, on a portion of the old CP Rail bed (OVR). A non-motorized portion of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (the newly re-named rail trail) is of particular interest to the communities of Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place - as a link between the municipalities as well as a link to nearby Ottawa, Ontario.
A non-motorized trail:
- is for pedestrian, cycling, skiing uses
- promotes health and wellness for all ages: children to seniors
- gives a dedicated and safe trail to non-motorized users
- promotes local economic development, tourism
This site furthers a community conversation that is also on Facebook, where people post and gather information with regards to the reuse of the former Ottawa Valley Rail Line.
Visit the page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OttawaValleyRailTrail/