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Gillies Grove and House National Historic Site

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One of the Few Remaining Woodlots of Old Growth White Pines

Now a National Historic Site (1994), Gillies Grove is an expanse (56.5 acres) of old growth forest... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Peaceful and interesting

We were in awe of the huge straight white pines, which we understand are over 200 years old. The... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Dorothy S
Parry Sound, Canada
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412 Gillies Grove Road, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Now a National Historic Site (1994), Gillies Grove is an expanse (56.5 acres) of old growth forest (sugar maple, yellow birch, American beech, eastern hemlock, and basswood) and a rare remnant of the magnificent forests that once covered the region. It is also home to...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We were in awe of the huge straight white pines, which we understand are over 200 years old. The woods are mixed deciduous and coniferous and a very peaceful place to walk on the well-maintained trails. We’re grateful that this biological relic has been preserved...More

Thank Dorothy S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

the grove is a beautiful area for a walk and take in the vista over looking the ottawa river which dense forrest and great trails

Thank BPerf
Reviewed 10 July 2017

When you leave the road behind and step into the Grove it's like stepping into another world. The sun streaming in through the tall trees is truly magical in all seasons. The paths lead through woods, clearing, and beside the river. There is a lovely...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery! Trails are well marked and maintained. The best little secret in Arnprior. A must for nature lovers! Just watch out for unmarked drop offs by the waterfront.

Thank Krista W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For anyone who is a nature lover the Grove is a must visit. Being home to the largest white pine in North America is reason enough to visit. The grove welcomes all including dogs (must be leashed) You can spend hours enjoying the last untouched...More

Thank Howie1967
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

In the centre of the town of Arnprior, Ontario lies a treasure of white pine trees. These trees are the homes of many bird species including owls, Hawks and wood ducks. The trails are intertwined throughout the woods and sightings of deer, raccoons, Salamanders, foxes...More

Thank Fay T
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My daughter and I were visiting Arnprior as part of our annual adventure weekend. We were cycling through Arnprior and were struggling to get up a hill. A gentleman asked us if we were heading to Gilles Grove. We hadn't heard of it. He stated...More

Thank 561diannak
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beautiful nature walks, always see something new and exciting whenever I go there. Some trails are quite accessible for people in wheelchairs or using walkers. Dogs on leash are welcome.

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely short walk through this old growth forest, this is easily accessible. Available to all ages and abilities, a walk through this area on a hot summers day is a refreshing hideaway

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