I think Hog's Back may be my favourite spot in Ottawa. It's certainly up near the top of the list. I love that it's right in the city, but as soon as you walk down the river a little ways, you can't hear anything but the water. You can still see buildings, and sometimes buses going by, but they're not everywhere, and you can't hear the traffic or anything else. It's like a tiny bit of the woods dropped into the city. Spending a few minutes there goes a long way to recharging my batteries.