We are lucky enough to be part of a great natural trail system that attracts cyclists from all across the country!

Stretching over 1,400 km along the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and the Niagara, Detroit and St. Lawrence Rivers, the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail connects 68 communities and more than 405 parks and natural areas. This includes wetlands, forests and beaches.

Created to celebrate the Great Lakes waterfronts and reconnect people to the area, the Trail has become a well-loved and used recreation, fitness and active transportation amenity, and a world-renowned tourism attraction. It can be enjoyed as part of a quick stroll, or a multi-day adventure.

Trail make-up

The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail consists of both on-road and off-road facilities. The Trail is about 30 per cent off-road along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and about 10 per cent off-road on the Lake Erie, Detroit River and Lake St. Clair section. 

Most of the trail is paved, with short sections of unpaved path and gravel roads.

Community profile and maps

View the Trail's Edwardsburgh Cardinal Community Profile to find nearby staging areas, recommended routes, amenities and transit, and downloadable and interactive maps to guide you along your journey in our area.