Our region has 100 lakes within 50 miles and offers a rich natural playground with breathtaking views for both visitors and residents.
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Explore the trails weaving in and around Perth for a good hike. The Tay River Trail is a historic pathway and portage site that dates back to the military settlement of Perth-upon-Tay in 1816. Using the Tay Basin as the hub or home port of the trail, you can either travel upstream toward the river's source at Bobs Lake or downstream to the Tay delta where the river spills into the Lower Rideau Lake. The Rideau Trail runs through downtown Perth, and makes for a great walk along the Tow Path. Just outside of Perth, you'll find the Wildlife Reserve, which has a beautiful, self-guided 2.5-kilometre trail near the Tay Marsh. You can also discover the many trails at Murphys Point Provincial Park where you can snowshoe or cross-country ski in the winter.