The 2-day trip begins on the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail in Mississauga and Oakville. A few kilometres west of Oakville Harbour, you head north on a series of roads to Georgetown in the Greenbelt with an optional spur near the scenic Rotary Park lakeside in Acton. You’ll overnight in Georgetown before picking up the popular Caledon Rail Trail near Terra Cotta and then on to the Etobicoke Creek valley, a forested corridor that cuts back to Lake Ontario where you’ll rejoin the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail at the mouth of Etobicoke Creek. Then it’s more waterfront views and pathways before ending your ride back in Mississauga.
This fully-signed route follows sections of the Greenbelt Route, Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and two of its signed connector routes.
“Nine cycling loops showcasing the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the Greenbelt Route, yeah, that’s pretty cool. The Caledon-Lakeside Ride is a fabulous cycling experience, no matter how you get it done. We might have chipped away at it this time around, but will be back next season for the overnighter for sure.” Martin Lortz
Start/Finish: Jack Darling Park, 1180 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5H 1A1 . You cannot park overnight at this location. You can park for up to 48 hrs at the Clarkson GO Station, 1110 Southdown Rd, Mississauga, ON L5J 0A3. Located about 6 km west of Jack Darling Park. The route from the Station to the Trail is signed as part of our Trail to GO program.
Terrain: Rolling hills in Halton area The Waterfront Trail is flat in Mississauga and Oakville as is the Etobicoke Creek Trail.
Surface: Combination of paved and screened limestone paths Paved roads. Suitable for road bikes.
Level: Intermediate. Know the rules of the road; comfortable sharing road with vehicles. Some roads with narrow shoulders.
Family-friendly options–Lakefront Promenade Park to Port Credit, Mississauga is a 4.7 km scenic ride on trail and quiet streets. Etobicoke Creek Trail from Marie Curtis Park to Etobicoke Valley Park Baseball Diamonds is a gorgeous 3 km (one ride) beside the Creek. Pick a section of the 35 km Caledon Rail Trail — wonderful family ride.
Maps: Download RidewithGPS Map and Cue Sheet. The interactive map and detailed cue sheets include a picture of signs you’ll follow.
Accommodations: In Georgetown–Best Western Halton Hills, 365 Guelph St, Georgetown, ON L7G 4B6
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