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Frontenac County

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Frontenac County

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Enjoy cycling on a variety of trails or country roads as they meander past breathtaking vistas, pristine freshwater lakes, vast tracts of lush green forests and spectacular rock formations. Explore the Rideau lakes and historic canals, Land O’ Lakes, picturesque villages and as many as 1000 Islands. Cycle the Arch, the UNESCO recognized Frontenac Arch Biosphere.

Parts of the Frontenac area also lie in The Great Waterway/South Eastern Ontario area. For more regional maps, cycling info and Ontario By Bike listings, also visit The Great Waterway page.

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opens in a new windowExplore the Arch By Bike – Explore the Frontenac Arch Biosphere by bike. This 2700 sq. km biologically significant area has ample outdoor opportunities and many cycling routes mapped to explore the richness of biodiversity in wetlands, forests and fields; to marvel at the heritage in the region; and to savour local flavours along the way. For maps and trail visit website.

opens in a new windowCataraqui Trail – 104 km four-season rail trail that traverses the region, from Strathcona to Smiths Falls. Note the trail is composed of various trail materials and thus may not be suitable for all bike types. Approximately 80 km of the trail is designated a part of the Trans Canada Trail system. For maps and trail information visit website.

opens in a new windowCounty Trails – Twelve suggested routes with detailed individual, detailed maps and route information. Each rated for level of difficulty. Routes centred in Lennox & Addington and Frontenac Counties. For maps and trail information visit website.

opens in a new windowKaladar Trail – Part of the Trans Canada Trail, this 17 km multi-use, unpaved trail links westerly Tweed (via Hastings County Trail) to Sharbot Lake in the east (via Central Frontenac Trailway). For more info, use the Trans Canada Trail website’s “Explore The Trail” feature to find access points.

opens in a new windowK & P Trail opens PDF file – Part of the Trans Canada Trail, this 75 km gravel rail trail is now fully connected and travels north from downtown Kingston to the village of Sharbot Lake. The trail has numerous views of wild Canadian Shield landscapes and makes for the perfect weekend adventure by bike. An onward connection to Perth is mostly complete.

opens in a new windowRideau Lakes Heritage Route – Follow any portion of the 202 km long Rideau Canal and UNESCO World Heritage Destination route by bicycle. This is primarily an unsigned, on-road route and includes multiple options for cyclists to plan their own itinerary along quiet country roads. This route boasts many community, water and heritage attractions along the way. For more information, including maps, visit website.

Trans Canada Trail – A portion of this cross-Canada trail runs through the region. Multi-use trails with various surface types. Use the Trans Canada Trail website’s “Explore The Trail” feature to find access points.  opens in a new windowtctrail.ca/explore-the-trail

opens in a new windowGreat Lakes Waterfront Trail – Following Lake Ontario’s shoreline from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Quebec, Lake Erie, and Lake Huron, this well-mapped and well-signed route offers a mixture of on- and off-road paved trails covering 3000km+. The trail through south eastern Ontario is an excellent touring option, taking cyclist across the region, with options to connect to the trail at many community start points or continue through as part of a longer itinerary. Detailed route information is available online.

opens in a new windowCycling in Kingston – Both an interactive and downloadable print map are available showing the city cycling lanes and trails.

opens in a new windowWolfe Island – Experience the beauty and tranquility of island life – by bike. Choose to cycle any of the marked routes traversing the island. Maps, route and ferry information online.

opens in a new windowGreat Lakes Seaway Trail – Leave from Wolfe Island, ON, for Cape Vincent, New York, to access this signed route that follows various roadways along Lake Ontario and the seaway on the US side.

opens in a new windowEastern Ontario Trails – Multi-use trail network north from Bay of Quinte to Algonquin, linking outdoor recreation and adventure to the natural environment and communities along the way.

*Please note there are many additional trails and information resources for the region that may be of interest and useful to cyclists. Changes to the above listings may occur. Contact us to share information and/or updates on area trails and routes

Thank You to our Frontenac County Funding Partners: