Conroy Pit – Ottawa, Ontario

Conroy Pit – Ottawa, Ontario

The Conroy Pit Recreation Area is an off-leash dog park as well as the site of a popular winter destination tobogganing hill. Weekends in particular, the parking lot is full to overflowing. (Parking Lot)(Location)

There are a number of types of trails in the park ranging from a wide gravel roadway to much narrower leaf covered woodland trails. Lots of dogs. Lots of people.

Continue reading

Bruce Pit Dog Park, Ottawa, Ontario

My wife was visiting a friend in nearby hospital so that gave a bit of time to break in a new pair of shoes. I headed over to the Bruce Pit (Location) and started walking. Part of the Bruce Pit area around the ‘lake’ is leash-only area for dogs but adjacent to the lake is a large area of both open grasslands as well as wooded trails where dogs get to romp freely with their owners enjoying the fresh air and sunshine without being tethered to their animal. The Bruce Pit Dog Park is likely the most popular off-leash site in Ottawa with a similar park at Conroy Pit coming a close second. The parking lot is always full on weekends and very busy the rest of the week. Admission to the dog park is FREE!


Continue reading