If you visit the Recreation centre the knowledgeable staff can assist you with any of your questions on the programs offered such as High Intensity Interval training, stained glass workshops, team sports and everything in between. Don’t have time to check out the Rec Centre in person? No problem! A Parks and Recreation program guide is available on the Town of Renfrew website and will have everything you need to know including dates, prices, and contact numbers to get you and your family involved and become active.
Special events like Canada Day celebrations, winter festivals such as Frew Fest, and Music in the Park are only a few of the many community events the Recreation department organizes annually. Are you the owner of a GPS or cell phone? Take part in Geocaching! Get your family out for a real life treasure hunt with one of the many caches hidden within Renfrew and the surrounding area. It is a good opportunity to work as a team while learning orientation skills and enjoying the natural beauty that Renfrew has to offer. Do you have a green thumb? Get a plot in the community garden and let your earth instincts take over. Do you dare to be scared? Enjoy local history? Sign up for a guided Ghost Walk tour and learn about Renfrew’s neighbourhood haunts. It will be sure to get the legs moving and the goose bumps prickling.
The Ottawa valley has a lot of outdoor adventure activities. Renfrew is within short distance to some of the best attractions the valley has to offer. Algonquin, Bonnechere, Fitzroy, and Bon Echo Provincial Parks are all within close range to the Town of Renfrew. Get closer to nature with your family and friends while enjoying pristine beaches, relaxing canoe rides, beautiful hiking trails and great camping at these nearby natural parks. Whitewater rafting companies such as Wilderness tours are a short distance away. Here you can sign up for an adrenaline spiking adventure raft or an exciting but family friendly whitewater tour. Calabogie Peaks is just around the corner which offers great skiing in the winter and scenic hiking with one of a kind views during the summer and fall. Prefer to go down a hill rather than climb up one? Try Zip lining at Logos Land resort in Cobden, a neighbouring town.
So don’t forget the sunscreen, lace up your runners, put on your boots, zip up that winter coat, and don’t forget your hat. Whatever the season, Renfrew is the place to be for fun, excitement, learning, and good times YEAR ROUND!