It’s time. . . to get rolling.
Cycle traffic-tree trails along the shores of one of North America’s longest rivers. Roll along a series of islands surrounded by the remnants of historic villages that were submerged over half a century ago.
Along the way, you can visit key landmarks in the history of Canada’s development, from the Battle of Crysler’s Farm – a pivotal conflict in the War of 1812 – to the St. Lawrence Seaway and Hydro Project, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century.
Enjoy amazing scenery and fun attractions, cozy restaurants and cool breweries and fascinating stories at every turn. Your next cycling adventure awaits in Cornwall and SDG Counties.
Park and ride
The Cornwall Civic Complex offers the perfect starting point for your next cycling adventure in Cornwall. Located in Downtown Cornwall, the Civic Complex provides ample free parking directly along the celebrated Waterfront Trail.
The Civic Complex is also just steps away from the many trendy shops and restaurants along Pitt Street in Downtown Cornwall. Wrap up your adventure with a nice meal and a cool drink on one of the many inviting patios Downtown!
The Waterfront Trail
Cornwall is home to one of the most popular sections of the Waterfront Trail, an Ontario-wide route extending over 3,000 kilometres and connecting 140 communities and First Nations along the shores of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Cycle directly along the St. Lawrence River and enjoy many beautiful attractions, outdoor spaces and rest areas along the way!
The section from Cornwall to Upper Canada Village is extremely popular. It stretches over 40 kilometres and the trail is entirely off-road and separate from traffic. On this trek, cyclists can also ride along the Long Sault Parkway, a series of islands connected by a quiet roadway just west of Cornwall.
Along the Waterfront Trail in Cornwall, you will find public water bottle filling stations in strategic locations as well as public washrooms next to the splash pad in Lamoureux Park.
Waterfront Trail Maps
- Waterfront Trail – Cornwall (PDF)
- Waterfront Trail – Long Sault Parkway (PDF)
- Waterfront Trail – Cornwall to Summerstown (PDF)
- Waterfront Trail – Lancaster (PDF)
A bike-friendly community
Cornwall is proudly recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition.
The city is very accommodating to cyclists, with a network of over 75 kilometres of dedicated bike lanes and recreational trails reaching to every corner of the community.
A combination of the Waterfront Trail and dedicated bike lanes form to create an urban loop around the entire perimetre of the city.
Cornwall Cycling Network Maps
In need of a tune up or some last-minute accessories? Cornwall has a number of bicycle shops that are ready to assist you with your every need!
Stop by or call one of our friendly bicycle shops for everything you need:
150 Pitt Street
Total Cyclery & Sports
241 Pitt Street
850 Boundary Road
We’re here to help!
Looking for a hotel or restaurant recommendation? Wondering about other fun things to do in Cornwall during your visit?
We’re here to help!
Use our online Contact Us Form to get your questions answered and to request your complimentary Visitor Guide and cycling map!
You can also contact us by phone at 613-938-4748 or by email.