Explore the Cornwall Waterfront Trail on Google MapsJune 4, 2018
Residents and visitors can now trek every step of Cornwall’s beautiful Waterfront Trail – virtually.
A street-level view of the trail is now available on Google Maps via Street View, providing a step-by-step look at the entire trail from Gray’s Creek in the east to Long Sault in the west.
Cornwall was one of eight Great Lakes Waterfront Trail communities that mapped out its portion of the trail last summer. Cornwall Tourism staff carried the Google Trekker camera on their backs – strapped to their shoulders like a book bag – and walked the entire length of the trail to capture the necessary images.
“This is another great tool to showcase our beautiful Waterfront Trail to cyclists, runners and people looking for a nice stroll along the river,” said Kevin Lajoie, Tourism Coordinator with Cornwall Tourism. “Visitors and residents often mention our trail as a favourite activity and attraction in Cornwall. This will allow even more people to discover the trail.”
The Street View maps of the trail can be accessed by zooming in on Cornwall in Google Maps and dragging and dropping the little yellow figure in the bottom right corner of the screen onto the Waterfront Trail. As you grab the figure, a blue line will appear over the trail to indicate views are available.
The Street View Trekker has been used to map other locations around the world – and beyond, including the Floating Piers of Lake Iseo, the Grand Canyon and even the International Space Station.
About the Waterfront Trail
Stretching over 3,000 km, the Waterfront Trail is a route connecting 140 communities and First Nations along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The trail consists of both on-road and off-road facilities.
Cornwall’s section of the Waterfront Trail is a dedicated multi-use trail that spans the entire waterfront, offering stunning views of the Cornwall Canal and St. Lawrence River – completely off-road. The Trail connects a number of attractions including the OPG Visitor Centre, Cornwall Community Museum, Lamoureux Park and the Aquatic Centre. Free parking is available at the Cornwall Civic Complex for trail users.
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.
Article by Kevin Lajoie