This Northumberland provincial park boasts 163 campsites, a bridge suspended above the Trent-Severn Waterway, and awe-inspiring nature that arouses all the senses. 10-kilometers of trails allow you to look out over Ranney Falls, and the flora and fauna that reside at the park. The overall vibe of Ferris Park is serene and tranquil, ideal for a getaway from the bustle of the city and nearby towns.
Things to Do at Ferris Provincial Park
Walk the suspension bridge over the Trent River Gorge
Cross the suspension bridge that hovers 30’ above the Ranney Gorge at Ferris Provincial Park. Unobstructed views of the old tannery, Ranney Falls, and Trent River can be seen from the bridge, but brace yourself if you’re afraid of heights!
Want to pitch-in for a good cause? Join for scenic 10.55K and 5K annual Ranney Gorge Run held in May that will take you through the roads of Ferris Provincial Park and over the breathtaking and picturesque Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge.
Hiking trails at the park lead you to views of the Ranney Falls and the Trent River gorge, as well as unique stone fences and rare flora. The Ranney Falls and the Ranney Gorge trails offer 6 unique locations for up close and personal views of the Trent River, the Gorge and the Falls. The Drumlin Trail System features drumlins (elongated hills) that were formed by glaciers thousands of years ago. Ranney Gorge Trail is part of Trans Canada Trail.
Join for free guided walks by Friends of the Park and discover scenic viewpoints that are exclusive to Ferris Provincial Park!
Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter
Two 5-kilometer cross-country ski and snowshoe trails take you to the suspension bridge, and are well-maintained every year by the Friends of Ferris Park.
Boating or canoeing on the Trent River
Launch out from the boat launch facility and head downstream on the Trent River, or, explore downstream from the gorge and falls in a canoe. Check out the protected cove on your journey.
Go Birding or Fishing
Spot one of several breeding birds that are commonly found in old fields and forests, or reel in some fish on the shores or on boat on the Trent River.
Spend a night
Choose from 150 sites in the Valleyview and Bedrock campground loops and bring a tent or trailer for accommodation. Both campgrounds offer something different: Bedrock being close to picnic areas and the playground, and Trent River Valley
Plan your trip to Ferris Provincial Park
The park is open year round.
Camping is available from Mid May to Mid October:
Address: 474 County Rd. 8
The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is located near Trent Severn locks 11 & 12.
From Toronto: ~175 km
From Ottawa: ~240 km
From London: ~360 km.
From Sudbury: ~460 km
2019 Day use fees
Daily Vehicle Permit: $11.25 to $20.00
Ontario Senior: $9.00 to $16.00
Ont. Persons with Disabilities: $5.50 to $10.00
Regular (Age 6 – 17):$1.00
Regular (Age 18 +): $2.00
Ontario Senior: $1.75
Ont. Persons with Disabilities (Age 6 – 17): $0.50
Ont. Persons with Disabilities (Age 18 +):$1.0
Enjoy the park free of charge : Spend a day in nature at the park, free for everybody on Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day.