Nom: Ben Glossop
Jour: mai 04, 2014
Heure: 11:00 AM
Durée: 1.0 hr
Langue: English
Départ: Prindiville St. & N. River Rd.
Fin: Donald St & N. River Rd
Quartier: Overbrook
Distance: 0.5 km

The recreational pathway is paved, but we may wander off onto the grass.  There are steps up into the Rideau Tennis Club.  We are unaware of a wheelchair entrance.

Poets' Pathway - along the Rideau River in Overbrook



The Rideau River near Overbrook

Enjoy Spring along the water’s edge of the historic Rideau River, with its ducks, old trees and gentle waterfall. Our fifth Jane’s Walk is in Overbrook, along the Rideau’s serene and lovely shore line. The walk begins at our latest plaque at Prindiville and North River Road, and continues downstream along the river past the Rideau Tennis Club. 

Hear some facts and history of the Rideau waterway, our very own UNESCO World Heritage site, and of the Rideau Tennis Club, which opened in 1912. Listen to some 19th-century poems about the Rideau River, by our most celebrated poets. We will finish the walk at the tennis club, where we will have a tour, hear about the club and its past, and have a drink to end the walk.

The pathway may be wet at this time of year.  You may want to wear boots & bring along drinking water.

To get to the starting place from the Vanier Parkway, turn west onto Queen Mary (toward the river).  Prindiville continues west from North River Road from Queen Mary, with just a little jog.  Prindiville will take you almost to the plaque.  You can park on Prindiville or on other streets in the neighbourhood (mind the signs).


First we'll visit the plaque, and then we will walk north on the recreational pathway beside the river to the Rideau Tennis Club at Donald St.  We will also visit the interior of the Rideau Tennis Club.


Ben is a musician who loves the outdoors, and walking and biking along Ottawa's bike paths. He is part of the Poets' Pathway, erecting plaques along a 34 km. trail to celebrate Ottawa's beautiful land with poems that have celebrated it for over 100 years.