For your next vacation or weekend getaway, consider Wakefield as your destination of choice. No matter what time of year it is, Wakefield is a bustling cultural and recreation hub.
On the western edge of Wakefield is Gatineau Park, a beautiful place to get back in touch with nature. The Park boasts an abundance of trails open through out the year.
Whatever you do for recreation, it’s always invigorating to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Pack a meal and head for one of Gatineau Park's 15 picnic areas. Enjoy the view from Étienne-Brûlé Lookout, delight in the wooded peace of the Penguin Picnic Area, or relax on the shores of Philippe or La Pêche lakes.
Wakefield is also a great place for swimming, camping, maple syrup sugar bushes and yoga classes.
If you love to golf, Wakefield is the place to be. There are many great golf courses within a short distance of the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa, including:
Make the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa part of your next golf getaway.
Biking & Cycling
Wakefield is an excellent launching pad for any biking or cycling adventure. There are numerous parkways with gorgeous views of Gatineau Park, which itself boasts 90 kilometres of trails. Cyclists beware, however, the terrain can be dangerous for beginners.
Make the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa part of your next biking or cycling getaway.
If you love horseback riding or would like to try it for the first time, Wakefield is the place to be. Within a short distance you will find some great places to ride including:
Make the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa part of your next horseback riding getaway.
With more than 75kms of trails reserved exclusivly for hiking, from short outings to full day excursions, the Gatineay park offers something for everyone! Check out the summer trails map and make the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa part of your next outdoor getaway.
* Please note that trail 52 is temporarily closed. For more information, please visit the Gatineau Park website.
Wakefield is a perfect place for anyone seeking adventure and heart-racing excitement. Wakefield boasts the highest bungee jump in the Americas, at 61 metres. If you are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary activity, check out Great Canadian Bungee and make a reservation now before you lose your nerve.
Make the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa part of your next adventure-seeking bungee jump getaway.
Get your adrenaline pumping by walking on suspended bridges amongst the treetops and soaring throught the Gatineau Park forest. Check out these two great local options:
The region boasts many options for gettting on the water. Kayaks, canoes rowboats and pedal boats are available for rent at both Phillipe Lake and La Pêche Lakes. And for something unique, try Eco-Odyssée; a vast water labyrinth spread out over more than 6,4 km where visitors can learn about the rich diversity of plant and wildlife living there.
If you’re looking to hit the slopes, Wakefield is for you. There are many great ski resorts within a short distance of the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa, including:
Make the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa part of your next ski getaway.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
With more than 200 kms of tails in the Gatineau Park, it is no wonder that the National Capital Commission offers some of the best cross country skiing in the country. Check out the extensive Gatineau Park trail map and the latest ski conditions.
With world class trails, and complimentary snowshoes, the Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa is a great place for your next winter getaway.
* Please note that trail 52 is temporarily closed. The trails can still be accessed from P17. For more information, please visit the Gatineau Park website.