Smiths Falls Heritage Trail

This was a magical Spring-like day in March 2024, March 12th to be exact.

I was in Smiths Falls for work, but I came out over an hour early. I decided to explore the Smiths Falls Heritage Trail.

It connects with part of the Rideau Trail, and also the Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada and Victoria Park.

I walked over 10,000 steps on this sunny afternoon. I took video of the water moving through the new locks, and read all about the history of the old locks in Smiths Falls.

There are plenty of gravel and paved trails all along this area.

I parked on the side of the road at the address for the Heritage Park trail at 8 River Street.

I walked all the way down to the yellow airplane in Victoria Park.

You can easily bike most of this path, or push a stroller. There are sections with many steps along the river that would make this tricky.

The best part of my day was feeling the water as I watched it move through the area around the locks.

Locks in Smiths Falls within the Rideau Canal National Historic Site

I give this sunny Spring day a 5/5, and the walking trails and parks a 4/5.