spring talk poster 2023 - jpgposter Oct walk20221024_1Upcoming Walk: Wednesday October 19, 2022

The Merrickville District Trails Society is pleased to invite you to its first post-Covid group activity, namely a walk on the Merrickville -Limerick trail, along the Scotch Line, through the forest to the Hanlan’s Marsh boardwalk, and return, on Wednesday, October 19th next, starting at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Meet at the trailhead on the Scotch Line at the edge of the Merrickville Estates. The walk is about 5 km each way, and will take a total of about 3-4 hours, so bring snacks or lunch. The path is natural and unimproved but is mostly even, so this is an easy walk, and we will walk in groups that can go at different paces. You can also turn around early and still have a wonderful walk. We will be walking rain or shine!  See you soon, on the Trails.

spring2019  Click Here to See Ed’s PowerPoint Presentation


spring walk 2018

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Spring Talk 2017

May 2017 walk poster

Open House in January for the Merrickville District Trails Society and the Merrickville Cross-Country Ski Club:

On Saturday January 21, 2017, we are having an open house at the Merrickville District Community Health Centre from 9am to 12 noon – all are invited to attend. Come and exchange new years greetings and find out about planned activities on the trails through the winter. At 10 a.m. we will start a pleasant hour with John Mundy, who will talk on “Walking the French Camino”.  Last March and April, John walked over 500km in the south of France. His journey along the GR 65 long distance footpath followed a medieval pilgrimage route from Le Puy en Velay to the French-Spanish border at St. Jean Pied de Port. His talk and slide show will make you want to brush up on your French and put on your hiking boots.

Refreshments will be served throughout the morning. After the open house, for those who are interested, we plan for two separate outings along the trails, a walk and a ski, according to the weather. Once again, all are invited, so come and share a winter weekend with old friends or new acquaintances.

submitted by Tim Allen



Doors Open 2016

Merrickville District Trails Society – Annual General Meeting 2015

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Merrickville District Trails Society will be held on Saturday October 24th beginning at 9:30 am at the Merrickville Legion on Main Street. The business meeting will be followed by light refreshments and a presentation “Great Walks…not so far away” by local author, Carol Williams. Carol will highlight her recent adventures hiking the Bruce Trail, the Rideau Trail and Chemin des Outaouais (from Ottawa to Montreal). A lunch break will follow at 12:00 with an option to order and purchase lunch from Nana B’s bakery or bring your own lunch. Beginning at 1:00 pm and again at 2:00 pm concurrent group activities will include a one hour interpretive paddle up the Rideau in the Voyageur Canoe and a guided walk along the village Woodland Toboggan Hill Trail. The Voyageur Canoe paddle will travel up the Rideau into the Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Life jackets will be provided. There is no cost for either group outing but participants must sign up for the outings at the AGM and donations will be kindly accepted. All are welcome! For more information, please contact Denis at 613-269-2136 or Fred at 613-269-4306

Orchid Walk

Fred McFarland was kind enough to pass on this information about an upcoming orchid walk in Limerick Forest. See the event information below.


John Mundy

JUNE 14, 2014
9am – Noon
Limerick Forest North – Craig Rd. Block

MDTS Annual General Meeting and Walk 2014

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Merrickville District Trails Society will be held on Saturday morning February 15th at the Merrickville United Church. The meeting will be followed by a presentation of the work completed on the Woodland – Toboggan Hill Loop and the planned Bird Sanctuary Trail. A one hour walk on one of our local trails, according to weather conditions, will complete the morning. All are welcome!

9:00 Arrival and Welcome

9:15 to 10:10 Annual General Meeting

Refreshment break

10:20 to 11:20 Presentations:

1: Woodland-Toboggan Hill Loop Work Completed

2: Planning for Bird Sanctuary Trail

11: 30-12:30 Local trail walk