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Many trails cross Tay Valley, some on roads, some on water and most through our countryside:
- The Trillium Trail along the old rail line from Glen Tay to, and through, Frontenac is a multi-use trail that is managed by the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance. Managed for four season use, the OTC Gold Pass is needed for snowmobile and ATV users. These are available from Carson’s, Hwy 7 in Perth.
- The Rideau Trail a popular walking and hiking trail from Ottawa to Kingston, enters and exits Tay Valley to our south along the Big Rideau Lake and through Murphy’s Point Provincial Park.
- The new Tay River Pathway is an accessible trail that leads to the Garden for the Blind. Limited to walking and wheelchairs and walkers, this trail can be found behind Lanark Lodge and Perth Community Care adjacent to Lanark County’s Administrative offices off Sunset blvd/Christie Lake Road, close to our boundary with Perth.
- The Township’s two provincial parks are also home to trails for you to explore.
Take a drive!
Our winding country roads are most beautiful in the fall when leaves are burnished gold and bronze, though spring and summer give glimpses of lovely rural landscapes, farms, lakes, and rivers. Two major road trail routes pass through Tay Valley:
- The Trans Canada Trail is an “on road” trail across Lanark County and enters Tay Valley from Perth, passes through the north part of Glen Tay, north up the Harper Road, east to Balderson and then continues to Lanark, Almonte and Carleton Place.
- The Rideau Heritage Route enters Tay Valley to the south on the Narrows Lock Road and passes through the hamlet of Glen Tay and then continues east to Perth.
Criss-cross Tay Valley, the main artery being the EOTA’s Trillium Trail, for links and maps contact Ontario Snowmobile Federation.
Tay Valley Township is a great place to ride with many paths and roads to choose from. Explore the beauty of our area on two wheels.
The Perth Chamber of Commerce has developed cycling routes for Harper/Balderson and Glen Tay. To download maps, please visit their website.
Horses are permitted on the KMP trail and on the railway line between Glen Tay and Sharbot Lake.
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