Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

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Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

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Stretching over 3600km, the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is a route connecting over 151 communities and First Nations along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes: Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, Lake Erie, Detroit River and Lake St Clair, Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the North Channel.With  hundreds of parks and natural areas including wetlands, forests and beaches along the way, the trail was created to protect, connect and celebrate the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes and has become a well-loved and used recreation, fitness and green transportation amenity plus a world-renowned tourism attraction.The fully signed Trail uses the safest infrastructure possible, a mix of both on-road and off-road facilities, and is primarily paved, with sections of unpaved path and gravel roads. It can be enjoyed for as part of a day trip or on a multi-day long distance cycling adventure.

Visit www.waterfronttrail.org for for more information and resources to help plan a day trip or overnight cycling tour along one of Ontario’s Trails of Distinction, including:

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail – Related Blogs

Rolling Into Fall on the Highland Hustle

September 1, 2022|0 Comments

Time flies, seasons change, but the ride must go on. Yes, the long warm summer days might be fading to memory, but no need to fret; some of the best cycling opportunities Ontario has to offer are still ahead. Welcome to fall, the rolling hills of Durham and Northumberland counties and the Highland Hustle cycling adventure.

The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, Two Days at a Time

February 28, 2022|0 Comments

Planning a cycling adventure in Ontario is challenging in the best possible way. There are so many options to choose from – touring routes, bike packing adventures, mountain bike trails, gravel loops – so much to explore, so little time. The impressive Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is one route worthy of any cyclist's bucket list.

  • Chipping Away At The Caledon-Lakeside Ride

Chipping Away At The Caledon-Lakeside Ride

May 26, 2021|0 Comments

When cycling enthusiast and photographer Martin Lortz learned of the nine cycling loops showcasing the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the Greenbelt Route, he first thought, that's pretty cool. After a bit more research, a goal for the season solidified, to ride and check all these loops off the list. Discovering that one of the rides could be practically accessed from his front door and with riding season just around the corner, he thought there is no better time than now, and recently got rolling.


Established in 1988, the Waterfront Regeneration Trust is the non-profit organization leading the movement to create a Waterfront Trail for the Canadian Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

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