Petawawa is conveniently located near Algonquin Provincial Park and a visit to should definitely be on your list! Experience picturesque views from the Barron Canyon trail (1.5 km) or hike to High Falls where you can try out the natural waterslide and go for a swim. Book an overnight stay at Achray Campground for a weekend getaway.
For a longer adventure, check the websites below for additional hiking suggestions such as the Western Uplands backpacking Trail (88km) where you can experience what the wilderness offers as a true getaway.
The closest road access point from Petawawa is Sand Lake Gate off Barron Canyon Road. Otherwise, the East Gate is located on Highway 60/Frank MacDougall Parkway. This is the main access corridor and where you will find the popular Visitor Centre with more information about all service, park history and a gift shop.