Ranney Suspended Bridge and Ferris Provincial Park
Located just outside of Campbellford, along the Trent River, Ferris Provincial Park offers a selection of wooded and open campsites for tents, trailers and RVs as well as over 10 kilometres of trails through beautiful forest and riverside settings.
This was the very area that Champlain would have avoided due to numerous rapids in the Trent Hills area, thus the creation of the Percy Portage to avoid this treacherous area.
The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is absolutely breathtaking anytime of year. Some say it is Ontario’s most scenic suspension bridge, and we wouldn’t disagree. It’s also the only pedestrian bridge of its kind in Canada, built by engineers in the Canadian Forces (8Wing CFB Trenton, to be exact) as part of a training project in 2003. Since then, millions of visitors have come for the view and the adjoining Ferris Provincial Park.
Located in the southern outskirts of Campbellford, the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is one of many entry points into Ferris Provincial Park. Campbellford is a small town in Northumberland County, in the south of Ontario. It is approximately 170 km northeast of Toronto and 250 km southwest of Ottawa. Ferris Provincial Park rests just south of the township, connecting with both the Trent-Severn Waterway (via the Trent River) and Trans Canada Trail.
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Northumberland County is a natural paradise thanks to the unspoiled beauty of this expansive region. Experience the pure beauty of nature when you hike trails in places like Northumberland County Forest. The sparkling beaches found along the shorelines of Lake Ontario is another stunning highlight of this region.
In addition to its idyllic attractions, Northumberland County offers an abundant of educational and unique cultural experiences. Learn about the Mississauga Ojibways’ culture and traditions in Alderville First Nation and explore architecture, early settlements and significant historic sites in the region.
To learn more about all there is to see and do here, visit the region’s tourism website.