For a scenic country drive near Ottawa that gives you lots of opportunities to hike, eat, shop and relax, all you need to do is “Follow 44.”

The Follow 44 route takes you along County Road 44 from Rideau River Provincial Park, through Kemptville, past several country attractions, an into Spencerville. It’s just 27 kilometres long, so you could drive it in half an hour—but why rush? Take the time to enjoy coffee and fresh scones, explore a wooded trail network (with your dog!), chat with artists, walk with an alpaca, browse at a farmers’ market or independent boutique, visit a quiet village, go for a swim, or unwind with a leisurely lunch. When you Follow 44, you’ll have lots of time to discover your own favourites—just a short distance south of Ottawa.

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County Road 44 Must-See Attractions

Saunders Country Critters

Saunders Country Critters

An animal sanctuary that rescues both domestic and exotic animals that have no place else to go. You can visit the animals and help to support their care!

Green Gables Vines

Green Gables Vines

Visit this vineyard for a simple glass of wine among the wines, or for a curated tasting of the local wines. You can even experience grape picking during harvest time. .

Kemptville Farmers’ Market

Kemptville Farmers’ Market

May to October, this popular market’s vendors are all producers. They must grow the food, or make the products they offer. Check out the Wildling Acres flower booth – you can also attend Pick-your-own bouquet events at their location, south on County Road 44!

Rideau River Provincial Park

Rideau River Provincial Park

Enjoy camping on nice level, shaded campsites with all amenities nearby. Swimming, motorboating, kayaking, fishing.

The Spencerville Mill

The Spencerville Mill

Discover how the Spencerville Mill adapted from a flour and grist mill serving the community’s needs to a feed mill serving local farmers and feed stores..

Ferguson Forest Centre

Ferguson Forest Centre

A large public forest on the Kemptville Creek that includes Forest trails, Kayak launch, 7.5 acre forested dog park, 18-hole disc golf, an arboretum, groomed winter trails, and more.

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MEET THE BUSINESSES

Stonyground Farm
706 Slater Rd
Heckston
Kemptville Farmers' Market
200 Sanders St
Kemptville
Townline Road Pumpkin Patch
790 Townline Rd
Kemptville
Country Side Antiques
895 County Rd 44
Kemptville

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