Although most Greenbelt trails are used for cross-country skiing in the winter, there are some great spots for snowshoeing and walking. Access to trails is free.

Stony Swamp Conservation area

At Stony Swamp, the Jack Pine, Beaver, Chipmunk and Sarsaparilla trails are excellent for snowshoeing and walking.

This 3.1-kilometre trail includes three loops, and crosses three beaver ponds.
This 1.9-kilometre route connects to the Rideau Trail, a network of trails that goes all the way to Kingston, Ontario. With birdfeeders and an observation blind, the Beaver and Chipmunk trails are great for spotting wildlife.
Just under a kilometre in length, this loop has a dock extending onto a beaver pond.

Mer Bleue Conservation Area

Mer Bleue has two short loops that are ideal for snowshoeing or a winter walk.


Come and explore the heart of Mer Bleue on this 1.2-kilometre self-guided interpretation trail. With the new bird feeder installed by the trail, you are likely to see many birds.
This one-kilometre loop is located on the Dolman Ridge. The trail is shared with cross-country skiers.

Trail Courtesy

If you are walking or snowshoeing on trails used for cross-country skiing, please stay well to the side of the ski tracks.