Scenic Drives & Motorcycle Routes
Travel the backroads along The A.Y. Jackson Trail and get a feeling for what the
famous Canadian painter from the Group of Seven likely experienced as he
scanned the countryside for interesting lakes, fields, farms, hills, forests, rivers and
creeks with an artist’s appreciation of the composition, colour, form and rhythm
before him. He painted a great many sketches in the Eganville area.
Included as one of Ride the Highlands Top 10 Roads, the famous Opeongo Line is
one of the most beautiful routes through the Eganville area, especially during the
Fall! One of several colonization roads commisioned by the Canadian
government in the 1850’s, the Opeongo is heavily steeped in the lore, art, and
songs of the Ottawa Valley. Follow the road up from the valley floor into the
Opeongo Mountains past log-barn farmsteads, old churches, rolling green
hills and mixed forests, and countless stop-for-another-picture views. Take a rest
in Foymount, the highest populated point in Ontario,1600 feet above sea level
and take in the incredible view you’ll soon be texting home about.
…Trail maps will be uploaded as soon as they are available…
A Backbone Access To Existing And Future Trails
Renfrew County ATV Club is proud to be a partner and stakeholder on the new
Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (formerly the CP Rail line) through Renfrew
County. We continue to work with our other motorized and non-motorized trail
user groups, landowners, and municipalities to help see a successful and
respectful multi-use trail system.
This system is important to RCATV and local municipalities and towns. It will
connect smaller trails, and bring tourism dollars generated by the ATV
Community into areas of the county which are currently not providing trails.
This trail will also enable local resident ATV enthusiasts to get on the trail closer
to home and head out to enjoy a day on the trails.
- The corridor runs 296 km from Smiths Falls to Mattawa, with 218 km of that
- cutting through Renfrew County
- The trail will include 2,447 acres, 296 km in length, +/‐ 90 feet width, 37 bridges and underpasses