There are four publicly-owned places where one can walk along/near the Carp River: at the Carp River Restoration site in Kanata (north and south of Highway 417), in Glen Cairn along Carp Creek, and in Fitzroy Provincial Park in Fitzroy Harbour.
From the Queensway north to Richardson Side Road lies a 2 km length of the Carp River that was restored in 2016-2018 with meanders, three wet meadows, and a habitat pond. A paved path with bridges provides an opportunity to walk near the river and restored wetlands. Learn more.
A 2 km paved path runs from the Queensway south to Hazeldean Road along the second half of the Carp River Restoration site. There are many bridges and side paths around storm water management ponds, but the main path is broken into three sections by major roadways. Learn more.
Upper Carp River (Carp Creek) Pathway
Between Eagleson Road and Terry Fox Drive lies a 1.7 km scenic paved pathway along the upper Carp River, also called Carp Creek. Learn more.
Fitzroy Provincial Park’s Carp Trail is easily accessed at the bridge over the river and runs a short distance along the bank before looping east into the interior. Learn more.