O’Hara Mill Conservation Area in Madoc: Trail Report

O'Hara Mill Homestead and Conservation Area is rich with history and beautiful backdrops. With 2kms of trails, you'll take a stroll through time with it's Mill, ponds, log homes and interpretive signs.

Suggested Stops

Hmmmm, up for a cold one? 7/62 Craft Brewery in Madoc has a small patio to enjoy outdoors and a good range of craft beers to enjoy. If you’re on your way back to towards Ottawa then I’d suggest stop in along Hwy 7 in Perth for a culinary treat host hike at The Hungry 7 with a beer from Perth Brewery. Or venture in town and see our friends at Artizen Kombucha, Perth Pie, and Perth Cheese Shop. There is plenty to explore in Perth and a few hiking spots as well like Purdon Conservation and Perth Wildlife Reserve.

Important Insights

Directly from O’Hara Mill, “Please remember these trails are for hiking. We ask that you do not litter, do not disturb the native environment and do not pick, dig or carry out any plants. Our aim is to keep all trails in their natural state.” Bring cash donation to support, donation boxes on site near covered bridge.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Mississauga, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo 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 native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

O’Hara Mill Conservation Area is managed by O’Hara Mill Homestead and Conservation Area.

Suggested Stops

Hmmmm, up for a cold one? 7/62 Craft Brewery in Madoc has a small patio to enjoy outdoors and a good range of craft beers to enjoy. If you’re on your way back to towards Ottawa then I’d suggest stop in along Hwy 7 in Perth for a culinary treat host hike at The Hungry 7 with a beer from Perth Brewery. Or venture in town and see our friends at Artizen Kombucha, Perth Pie, and Perth Cheese Shop. There is plenty to explore in Perth and a few hiking spots as well like Purdon Conservation and Perth Wildlife Reserve.

GPS Coordinates

44.516576831782096, -77.52656737283053

Street Address

638 Mill Rd, Madoc, ON K0K 2K0

Directions

417 West to Hwy 7 South. Stay on Hwy 7 until you reach Madoc. Pass the Hwy 62 intersection. Turn right (west) on O’Hara Road. Turn left on Mill Road.

Parking

Large parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses located at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

7

Total Distance (km)

2

Elevation Gain (m)

10

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Interpretive Signs, Picnic Area

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Nature Centre, Geocaching

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.