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The Town of Carleton Place features a beautiful new trail bridge over the Mississippi River complete with viewing platforms. The Algonquin Trail is paved through the heart of Carleton Place and provides easy access to the many shops, restaurants and other services a touring cyclist would need. The Algonquin Trail continues south from Carleton Place while the Voyageur Cycling Route makes a distinct easterly turn towards Ottawa on the Ottawa-Carleton Trailway. This long established rail trail offers a picturesque ride through quiet countryside and the suburban communities of Stittsville and Kanata before connecting with the National Capital Commission’s vast network of trails and pathways. Following the route designated as the Voyageur Cycling Route, cyclists will meander through the city’s greenbelt and managed forest before reaching the Ottawa River Pathway following the mighty Ottawa River. The quality and connectivity of the pathways through the city invite cyclists to explore and experience the heritage and culture celebrated by the cycling route. The Voyageur Cycling Route experience culminates at Nepean Point where a statue of Samuel de Champlain stands tall against a panoramic view of the Ottawa River.