Oschmann Forest in Winchester: Trail Report

Oschmann Forest is a little know gem of a trail in Winchester. Only 40 mins from downtown Ottawa and it is the perfect trail to bring you littles on a family hike! Not to mention plenty of nearby options for a second hike, beach swims, and cafes if you want to make a day of it.

Suggested Stops

Cup of Jo’s in Winchester, Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville, and if you’re up for more post hike adventure then icecream at Docksyde in Morrisburg by the water front or swimming at Iroquois beach.

Important Insights

Robust strollers and wheelchairs only as this is a dirt pathway with some roots and bridges.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin), 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

Oschmann Forest is managed by South Nation Conservation Authority.

Suggested Stops

Cup of Jo’s in Winchester, Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville, and if you’re up for more post hike adventure then icecream at Docksyde in Morrisburg by the water front or swimming at Iroquois beach.

GPS Coordinates

45.150432379092464, -75.39287943051926

Street Address

12301 Ormond Rd, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0

Directions

50kms (40mins) from Ottawa. From downtown Ottawa, you can either take Bank St all the way to Harmony and torn left (east) on Ormond road or take Hwy 417 East. Exit #69 at Boundary Rd. Turn right (south) on Boundary Rd (turns into Gregoire Rd) driving 45kms into Marionville. At the T junction, turn right (SW) on Marionville Rd. Take the 2nd left on Rodney Ln. Turn Right on Ormond Rd. Parking lot and Trailhead are on the right.

Parking

Medium parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

None. Follow Leave No Trace toileting guidelines

Accessibility

Yes (for a portion of the trail)

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

1

Total Distance (km)

1.2

Elevation Gain (m)

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands

Activities

Hiking, Birding

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.