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2017 Cycling In Ontario Guide



Take in the Beauty of Frontenac County

Cafe stop along the Rideau Heritage Route Cafe stop along the Rideau Heritage Route Photo Credit: Anne Marie Forcier

Enjoy cycling on a variety of trails or country roads as they meander past breathtaking vistas, pristine freshwater lakes, vast tracts of lush green forests and spectacular rock formations. Explore the Rideau lakes and historic canals, Land O' Lakes, picturesque villages and as many as 1000 Islands. Cycle the Arch, the UNESCO recognized Frontenac Arch Biosphere.

Parts of the Frontenac area also lie in The Great Waterway/South Eastern Ontario area. For more regional maps, cycling info and Ontario By Bike listings, also visit The Great Waterway page.

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  • Bike Trails and Routes

    Explore the Arch By Bike - Explore the Frontenac Arch Biosphere by bike. This 2700 sq. km biologically significant area has ample outdoor opportunities and many cycling routes mapped to explore the richness of biodiversity in wetlands, forests and fields; to marvel at the heritage in the region; and to savour local flavours along the way. For maps and trail visit website.

    Cataraqui Trail – 104 km four-season rail trail that traverses the region, from Strathcona to Smiths Falls. Note the trail is composed of various trail materials and thus may not be suitable for all bike types. Approximately 80 km of the trail is designated a part of the Trans Canada Trail system. For maps and trail information visit website.

    County Trails – Twelve suggested routes with detailed individual, detailed maps and route information. Each rated for level of difficulty. Routes centred in Lennox & Addington and Frontenac Counties. For maps and trail information visit website.

    Kaladar Trail – Part of the Trans Canada Trail, this 17 km multi-use, unpaved trail links westerly Tweed (via Hastings County Trail) to Sharbot Lake in the east (via Central Frontenac Trailway). For more info, use the Trans Canada Trail website’s “Explore The Trail” feature to find access points.

    K & P Trail – The long-abandoned Kingston to Pembroke rail bed is intended for a variety of recreational uses, including cycling. Trail plans include connecting Kingston to Harrowsmith, using portions of the Cataraqui Trail to eventually connect on to Sharbot Lake and beyond. To learn about the trail plans, go to website and search for "Frontenac K & P Trail"

    Rideau Lakes Heritage Route – Follow any portion of the 202 km long Rideau Canal and UNESCO World Heritage Destination route by bicycle. This is primarily an unsigned, on-road route and includes multiple options for cyclists to plan their own itinerary along quiet country roads. This route boasts many community, water and heritage attractions along the way. For more information, including maps, visit website.

    Trans Canada Trail – A portion of this cross-Canada trail runs through the region. Multi-use trails with various surface types. Use the Trans Canada Trail website's "Explore The Trail" feature to find access points. tctrail.ca/explore-the-trail

    KFL & A Trails-at-a-Glance – Maps and inventory of trails for biking, hiking and more in Kingston area and surrounding counties of Frontenac and Lennox & Addington. For more information visit website.

    Waterfront Trail – Following Lake Ontario’s shoreline from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Quebec, this well-mapped and well-signed route offers a mixture of on- and off-road paved trails covering 780 km+. The trail through south eastern Ontario is an excellent touring option, taking cyclist across the region, with options to connect to the trail at many community start points or continue through as part of a longer itinerary. Detailed route information is available online.

    Wolfe Island – Experience the beauty and tranquility of island life – by bike. Choose to cycle any of the marked routes traversing the island. Maps, route and ferry information online.

    Great Lakes Seaway Trail – Leave from Wolfe Island, ON, for Cape Vincent, New York, to access this signed route that follows various roadways along Lake Ontario and the seaway on the US side.

    Eastern Ontario Trails - Multi-use trail network north from Bay of Quinte to Algonquin, linking outdoor recreation and adventure to the natural environment and communities along the way.

  • Additional Ontario Trail & Route Information Resources

*Please note there are many additional trails and information resources for the region that may be of interest and useful to cyclists. Changes to the above listings may occur. Contact us to share information and/or updates on area trails and routes.

 

Thank You to our Frontenac County Funding Partners:

 

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& Frontenac County Workshop Event Partners: Land O' Lakes Tourist Association ; Wolfe Island Tourism Association; Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association.

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