Pinhey Forest Trail

This is a magical park. I really enjoyed exploring it. I was slightly saddened that some of the trails were close, and some were still icy.

This trail is located in the far right, back parking lot of the Nepean Sportsplex. The address is: 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, in Nepean, Ontario.

Facing the front of the Sportsplex from Woodroffe Ave, take the far right entrance all the way to the back. The trail is on your back right.

One of the trails near P15 has an outhouse, and you can use the facilities inside the Sportsplex if you’re hiking during business hours.

I ended up walking this trail in reverse. The only reason I know that is because have outdoor fitness stations setup to upgrade your outdoor experience.

There was some ice present on some trails that made them a bit treacherous, and some parts were very muddy.

This time of year, March 13th, you can expect that.

I really enjoyed this trail. The loop is very short, maybe a little over 1 km. If you take the side trail, it will extend your steps. The park boasts 6.4 km of trails, when they’re all open.

There are maps at a couple of corners so you don’t get lost. I really appreciate this!

If the trails were all open and accessible, I would give this park a 5/5. For now, I give it a 4/5.

Give it a visit and smell the pine.

Half Moon Bay Park

Half Moon Bay Park is a park with a paved walkway around a lake.

The address is 3525 Cambrian Road, Nepean, Ontario. This is a suburb of Ottawa, about 30 minutes to the Southwest.

I have walked this cute park several times as it’s close to where I currently live.

It takes me less than 10 minutes to walk here, and the walk around the park takes about 18 minutes.

If I want more steps, I walk it one or two extra times.

I like the scenery here, even though it’s in the middle of a few giant subdivisions.

They have a big pavilion with picnic tables and a large play area for the kids.

They also have connecting trails into the different neighbourhoods.

I many couples, families and singles in the evenings and weekends here, enjoying the green space.

I’ve even seen people carrying bird seed down to feed the ducks in the pond.

I give this park a 4/5. If you live in this neighbourhood, it’s a wonderful place to walk. It makes you feel like you’re not in the city at all!