Come see how town residents in Renfrew their town slogan into action: “We do things the right way.” This quiet town along the Bonnechere River is only an hour’s drive from Ottawa or about four and a half hours from Toronto. As part of the Upper Ottawa Valley, Renfrew is near the majestic and world-renowned Algonquin Park, where you’ll find more than 6 million acres of forestland, lakes and rivers, and beautiful trails to explore.
Bring your hiking shoes and explore Algonquin Park by foot, or rent a bicycle and race through the wilderness. In winter, strap on some skis or snowshoes and let the fun begin. In town, you can ramble down the Renfrew Millennium Trail, which takes you along old railway tracks and is a wonderful spot to snap some photos and bird watch.
Enjoy a stroll through town to visit the many shops and eateries. You can pick up a souvenir or simply take in the picturesque town, where shops are lined with wide sidewalks, flower boxes brim with blossoms in spring and summer, and storefronts boast beautiful old stone and brick facades.
History buffs will want to pop into the McDougall Mill Museum for a look at historic farming equipment, railway treasures, exhibits featuring dolls, toys and Victorian clothing, plus a military section. For family fun in the summer, visit Storyland, a family park featuring storybook statuette scenes plus fishing, off road rally racing, mini golf, paddleboats, and a water spray park.