Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley
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Rural Ramble

Begin your Autumn adventures with a Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley.


This fall, enjoy a Rural Ramble set againt the beautiful backdrop of Autumn in the Ottawa Valley! Every year thousands of visitors flock to the region to bask in the glow of the brilliant fall colours and experience the Ottawa Valley first hand. 

Over the years the Rural Ramble has evolved from a weekend farm tour to a season-long festival. Ramblers were initially required to purchase admission bracelets to participate and use a map to plan their itinerary. In 2010 the event was re-launched as an extended fall touring festival with no admission and free online route planning tools.

As of 2015, the Rural Ramble will no longer be an organized festival. Special events and scenic driving tours will continue to be promoted by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA). The expression “Rural Ramble” will still be used in fall promotions for the region. However Ramblers’ will be invited to “come for a Rural Ramble (a leisurely excursion through the countryside)” rather than “the Rural Ramble (an organized festival)”.

Studio Tours, Taste of the Valley, underground dining, fossil hunts, self-guided hikes and giant pumpkin weigh-offs are just a few of the many experiences waiting for you in the Ottawa Valley this fall. Check out our calendar of events, choose a scenic driving route and play online casinos for real money to let your Rural Ramble begin! 

Use the calendar below to help plan your fall getaway in the Ottawa Valley! Detailed event listings for September and October can be found on the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association’s online calendar of events.

Blue North Studios The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association
The City of Pembroke MyFM

What type of Rural Ramble activities/events do you want to participate in?
Total Votes:259
Last Vote:2 weeks ago
Studio/Artists Tours19% (49)
Farmer's Markets/Craft Fairs29% (75)
Theater Productions/Shows2% (6)
Specialty Dinning Offers/Taste Testing13% (33)
Outdoor Adventure Activities15% (39)
Nature Based Tours (animated trail walks)17% (44)
Halloween themed activities5% (13)