Algonquin Provincial Park

Petawawa is conveniently located near Algonquin Provincial Park.  The closest road access point is Sand Lake Gate off Barron Canyon Road.  Enter by the East Gate off Highway 60/Frank MacDougall Parkway to reach the main access corridor and the popular Visitor Centre.   

Locally, enjoy the 1.5 km picturesque view from the Barron Canyon or hike to High Falls where you can try out the natural waterslide and go for a swim.  For a longer getaway, check the websites below for camping, canoeing and hiking suggestions such as the Western Uplands backpacking Trail (88km) where you can experience what the wilderness offers as a true getaway.