Measure your way along the Waterfront Trail

August 6, 2020
Waterfront Trail
Waterfront Trail in Lamoureux Park

Ever wonder how far it is from the Lamoureux Park to St. Lawrence College along the Waterfront Trail?

A number of new pathway signs have been erected along the popular trail to help guide pathway users to the next landmark. (The answer to the above question by the way is 2 km).

“A common question from visitors is how far away a particular landmark is,” says Kevin Lajoie, Tourism Officer with Cornwall Tourism. “These new signs encourage people to travel a little further and explore more of our beautiful waterfront.”

Starting at the bandshell in Lamoureux Park, the signs map out the 5.1 km to the Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre to the west and the 6 km to Gray’s Creek to the east. There are six new sign locations along the Waterfront Trail in total:

• Saunders Power Dam
• The old bridge crossing (submerged bridge)
• International Bridge
• Lamoureux Park bandshell
• Gray’s Creek

The signs will help joggers looking to complete a 5k or 10k run by helping them judge the distance they need to travel before turning around to the starting point. The signs are also helpful for cyclists wondering how far it may be to the next point of interest.

“Getting out and enjoying our waterfront is a great way to participate in Ontario Parks 30×30 Challenge,” says Jamie Fawthrop, Division Manager of Recreation with the City of Cornwall. “Spend 30 minutes outside in nature every day for the month of August to improve your health and well-being!”

About the Waterfront Trail

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.

The Trail is part of the Cornwall’s overall network of over 40km of recreational paths and dedicated bike lanes.

Free parking is available at the Cornwall Civic Complex for trail users.

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.

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

It’s time to… get rolling!

Cornwall offers some of the best cycling in eastern Ontario – discover it for yourself!

For more information on cycling, including maps, itineraries, our cycle and stay package and more, check out our Cycling page.

Play it safe!

We all have a part to play in combating the spread of COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to wear masks in indoor public spaces and practice frequent hand washing and physical distancing. For the latest guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19, please visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website.


Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Check out the Explore section of our website for other fun-filled activities to keep you busy. Better yet, consider extending your stay with a night at one of our great accommodations!