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“One of the best cycling venues anywhere.” 5 of 5 stars
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National Capital Greenbelt
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #23 of 235 things to do in Ottawa
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Owner description: Dubbed the "emerald necklace," this rural landscape spans 200 square-kilometers of open space containing farms, forests, natural areas, recreational facilities, and public and private research complexes.
Ottawa, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“One of the best cycling venues anywhere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I have grown up near the greenbelt - a strip of green, forested and lush greenery through the heart of Ottawa with a well-maintained cycling/rollerblading/walking pathway throughout. You can get pretty much from one end of the city to another on the path...and it ranges through rivers, hills, corn fields, water reservoir, the Experimental Farm, even a golf driving range - if you come to Ottawa, get someone to show you one of the many entrances to the path and then just ride. Beautiful!

Visited August 2013
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“Great Outdoor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a national treasure with well kept parks, driveways and waterways. Drive,Bike and Skate around Ottawa through the parkway and enjoy the scenery of the Ottawa River. In the Winter, enjoy the Greenbelt's well kept ski hill for both down hill and cross country

Visited September 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Face to nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Great place to go alone, with your lover or in family. Lots of nature, take a great breath not too far form downtown! Great place to go and to visit. Special mention to the "mer bleue" ... Wonderful!

Visited May 2013
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“Blissful, serene, what a gift from Nature!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

To visit Mer Bleue Bog is to step back 8,000 years.

Spectacular beauty and peaceful.

Walk any length of the 3 km trail, listen to the soft song of many bird species.

The birch trees too, sing in the wind.

Perfect for any age. Pic nic tables, benches and toilets available.

Parking is ample and is free.

Drive to the end of the road, parking on the right side.

A perfect place to get away from the city and to feel deep peace in Nature.

Enjoy!

Namaste.

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great place to enjoy the nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

It is a true gem in and around the city. Parts of the trails are accessible for those with limited mobility/strollers, but certain other parts are quite a hike or narrow/un-even. It is a natural environment afterall .

The only strange thing is that the "bing" map to the right side of this page shows some part in Washington/US. We are talking about Ottawa NCC Greenbelt, right? Trip Advisor may want to correct this error!

Visited June 2013
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