Progress on Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail

Sample picture of galvanized steel railings
*Sample picture of galvanized steel railings (Note: look-out not included). Photo submitted.
Posted on: July 13, 2018


Planned construction on the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT) for 2018 has begun and residents will soon start to see progress and work completed. In particular, two bridges in the Almonte ward will be getting a facelift this summer. After listening to residents regarding the design of the bridge and in consultation with the engineers and Lanark County, Council approved the installation of galvanized steel railings for these two bridges as they will be in keeping with the esthetics of Almonte and other trails in the area. The two bridges that will be seeing these improvements are the old railway bridges that cross the Mississippi River and Little
Bridge Street.

Construction of the OVRT will be undertaken over the next few years. As such, residents will soon be able to take advantage of the multi-use recreation trail that is almost 300km long. However, for safety reasons while construction is ongoing, users are asked to stay off of the “closed” sections of the trail.

Soon residents of Mississippi Mills will be able to take advantage of the trail and experience the beauty of our municipality.

About the OVRT

The 296km Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail is a multi-use corridor that stretches from Smith’s Falls to Mattawa, passing through Lanark County, Renfrew County (where it is also known as the Algonquin Trail) and Papineau-Cameron Township.

The County of Lanark is responsible for the management and construction of the trails within in our county. You can learn more about the progress by visiting or by e-mail