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Gillies Grove and House National Historic Site
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
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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 piece of Ottawa Valley pine forest. Don't miss all the trails and the spectacular vegetation and open all year round with no charge.

Thank Howie1967
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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 along with the usual squirrels, chipmunks.
There are memorial benches along the trail for members of the Friends of the Grove
Volunteer group who gave of their time and energy to support this site.
The Gillies Grove House is not accessible to visitors and as No Trespassing signs to
ward off visitors to the private grounds.
Enjoy this beautiful natural resource in the centre of a beautiful Valley Town.

Thank Fay T
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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 that he was going that way and would show us the way. We continued to walk and all along the way to the entrance he was pointing out the old homes giving us the history of the region and of Gillies Grove. When we stepped through the gates it was just incredible. The tall white pines, the smell of the forest, the large accessible trails. Truly incredible. As soon as you step through the gate, you forget that you are in the middle of town.

Thank 561diannak
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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
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