To Aylmer via the Voyageurs Pathway

The initial section of the NCC Voyageur Pathway is reflective of the Chaudière rapids it follows – twisty with lots of ups and downs. The path smoothens out a bit before reaching the Deschènnes Rapids, where you can pause and take in ruins of an old dam while looking out across the rapids.

Deschènnes Rapids

A bit further on just above the rapids, one can admire the vastness the Ottawa River.

Ottawa River

At this point the path veers inland, where you come upon a whole new development built over the last few years in the section of town called Wychwood. A friend told me that it had never previously been developed because it was on a flood plane. A bit further on I biked through the original housing area of Wychwood – a diverse mix of houses built over many years. Very intimate and human scale. Weaving my way along various streets, I arrived at the Symmes Inn Museum. Something to go back and visit some day. Right across the street was this interesting derelict building.

Symmes Museum & Derelict Building

Heading back on Rue Principale I was reminded that la Fête nationale would soon be upon us.

Author: ottawavelo

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