Gilles Grove in Arnprior: Trail Report

Gilles Grove in Arnprior: Trail Report

Suggested Stops

Venture into Arnprior and stop at the fabulous Bee-Savvy health food store, Ottawa Valley Coffee, or Mighty Fine Bakehouse. Walk down John Street North to discover local shops and stops.

Important Insights

Gilles Grove and the home are a designated as a National Historic Site. The wooded area is one of the remaining with old growth white pine in the region. Home to pileated woodpeckers, barred owls, flying squirrels, and a multitude on diverse flora. This is an ecologically significant area and it is vital to adhere to the guidelines to keep dogs on-leash only.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from, if there are corrections please send to

Land Management

Gilles Grove is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and managed by Land Preservation Society of the Ottawa Valley volunteers.

GPS Coordinates

45.44276115673366, -76.36227439338815

Street Address

161 Ottawa Street, Arnprior, ON or 25 Division Street N, Arnrprior, ON


There is street parking only and you can pick from either on the trailhead entrances.


Limited parking on road shoulder.

Cell Reception






Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map



Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails


Total Distance (km)


Elevation Gain (m)


Cell Reception



Woodlands, Ecological Significance


Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing


Permitted on-leash only.

Trail Description

The trail itself is a well maintained and easy to follow. Abide by NCC trail closures if any. Path is relatively flat with minimal trip hazards. It leads you through the old growth forest.

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