Photo Credit: www.WaterfrontTrail.org
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:
- A Mobile friendly interactive map
- Free downloadable and printable PDF Maps
- Family friendly day trip ideas
- Suggested self-guided cycling tours
- Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Annual Cycling Holiday
- Cycle + Transit – Trail to GO
- Regional Loops
- Great Lakes to Greenbelt
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.