Come out and celebrate International Day of Forests in Bells Corners' very own forest, Stony Swamp. Contrary to its name, Stony Swamp is actually the largest forested area in the National Capital Greenbelt. It lies immediately to the south and west of the community and is criss-crossed by numerous trails including the Rideau Trail and the Trans Canada Trail. It can be accessed from Moodie Drive and Old Richmond Road south of Hunt Club and from Robertson Road west of Mill Hill. Enjoy a day in the forest.
Although with a temperature of -8° C this morning it may not feel much like spring, the days are getting longer and the ice and snow will soon be no match for the sun. The outdoor rinks are now closed for the season. The patios at The Brew Table, Local Heroes, East Side Marios, Lapointe's, and others will soon be opening up and the Family Funfair is only a couple of months away. Check back often for updates to local events on our home page. Be sure to tell local businesses that you saw them here on the Bells Corners Visitors' Guide. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellsCornersVisitorsGuide.
Bells Corners was named for an Irishman, Hugh Bell, so come out and celebrate all things Irish today at one of Bells Corners' many fine bars and restaurants. The Brew Table, Local Heroes, and 1951 West apparently all have Irish themed specials today, but check out some of the other listings too on our Food and Beverage page as well as the Scottish and Irish Store on our Shopping page.
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