Waterfront Trail

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!

If you’re in need of bicycle accessories or repairs, you can find everything you need Downtown at Total Cyclery & Sports (100 Pitt Street) or Bicycle World (24 Ninth Street East).


The Waterfront Trail

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 map

Printable Waterfront Trail Maps


A bike-friendly community

Cornwall cycling network

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 perimeter of the city.

Cornwall Cycling Network Maps


Cycling Adventures

Adventure Club

Find your next cycling adventure with the SDG Cornwall Adventure Club!

Discover 19 different cycling routes within Cornwall and SDG Counties which take riders through a variety of interesting landmarks, businesses and points of interest along the way.

Contact our office for a copy of the Adventure Club map (coming soon) or download routes online at www.CycleSDGCornwall.ca.

Download routes on Ride with GPS!
You can download the Adventure Club routes directly on Ride with GPS! Discover the perfect route for you and get rolling!

Click here for the Ride with GPS maps

Printable Routes


Bike Rentals

Bike Rentals

Bike rentals are now available at Marina 200 along Cornwall’s waterfront (just east of the Civic Complex)!

Six bikes are available to rent and will be sanitized after each use. Each bike is suitable for people between 5’ and 6’. Bike rentals include a helmet, lock and map of local cycling trails. The rentals are available daily from 8 am to 6 pm.

Bike Rental Rates

One Hour – $10 (tax included)
Four Hours – $25 (tax included)
Full Day – $35 (tax included)

Bikes can be reserved by calling the marina at 613-932-8301. Public parking is available in the Complex parking lot overlooking the marina.

T-Shirts, water bottles and other merchandise is also available for purchase at Marina 200, along with drinks, ice-cream and other refreshments.

Please note: The bike rental program will wrap up for the 2023 season on Sunday, September 24th.


Home of Eastern Ontario’s Best Bicycle-Friendly Business

Chelsey's Inn

Chesley’s Inn in Downtown Cornwall has the distinction of being Ontario’s oldest inn. It also has the distinction of being Eastern Ontario’s best cycle-friendly business.

The historic Cornwall establishment was recently given the Best Bicycle Friendly Business award for 2020 by Ontario by Bike, a project dedicated to promoting and developing cycle tourism in the province.

The historic inn welcomes cyclists from all over Ontario, Quebec, the United States and other parts of the world. The on-site bike lock up and proximity to Downtown restaurants and the celebrated Waterfront Trail makes the Inn a popular stop for cyclists.

Start your next cycling adventure at this gem in the heart of Downtown Cornwall!

For more information and for reservations, please visit www.ChesleysInn.ca.



Get rolling!


Bicycle Shops

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:

Bicycle World
24 Ninth Street East

Total Cyclery & Sports
100 Pitt Street

Cornwall is also home to a number of national retailers – Canadian Tire, Walmart, SportChek, Play It Again Sports and others – who provide bicycles and accessories.


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.