Follies of the Fall Forest September 28 – October 14, 2013
Autumn is a special time to visit Ottawa, as vibrant fall colours frame the Capital’s national sights, and the fall celebrations and activities attract thousands to nearby Gatineau Park – just a 15-minute drive from Parliament Hill. Follies of the Fall Forest, an event organized by the National Capital Commission, is a 90-minute program that begins with introduction at the Gatineau Park Visitors Centre, followed by a guided walk on the Sugarbush Trail where participants discover some of the secrets of the forest.
Enjoy over 90 kilometres of trails that run through the Park – on foot or by bike – and take part in family activities and free learning programs at the Park’s Visitor Centre. One not-to-be missed attraction is Mackenzie King Estate, the historic home and surrounding grounds built by Canada’s 10th and longest-serving Prime Minister. For spectacular views of the Gatineau Hills and the Ottawa Valley, stop by the Champlain Lookout, or venture even higher atop the Eardley Escarpment at Luskville Falls. If you’re coming, be sure to bring your camera, pack a lunch and wear your hiking boots! Book an Ottawa fall getaway on this site now and get a third night half price at participating hotels!