Thursday, August 2nd

Note: GPS data complements but does not replace your GWTA maps and itineraries.

Brockville to Cornwall – 110km

Start: Brockville

Campsite Address: 525 King St W, Brockville, ON K6V 3N4

Luggage Truck Departs at 8:30 am

Please make sure that your luggage is on the luggage truck before leaving for breakfast.

Breakfast:  7:00am – 8:00am

Campers Breakfast Address:
Brockville Country Club—Granite Room.
Bikes may be parked in the Granite Room during breakfast.
1548 King Street West, Brockville, Ontario K6V 5T7
Just 650m to the west of the Campground on King St. (turn left from the campground parking lot).

Hotel Breakfast:
The Super 8 is serving breakfast in its dining room 6 to 9:30 am.

Hotel Luggage drop off 7 am to 7:30: the van carrying your luggage will be parked outside the front lobby (near to breakfast). Bring your luggage to the van and make sure David has checked off your name.

Scoot Ahead Shuttle

  • Departs Brockville Golf and Country Club 8:15 am
  • Departs Super 8 Motel 8:30am approx.
  • Drop off: Prescott (21km)
17 km –Augusta–Blue Church

Meyers Point/County Rd 31 and County Rd 2 (the Trail)

  • Located on the North side (left) of the Trail.

History buffs may want to take a moment to visit this quaint church built in 1845. Its doors are always open to offer visitors a lovely moment for reflection. The headstones in the cemetery provide a glimpse into the lives of early settlers.

21km — Prescott — Water Stop and Shuttle Drop Off
  • RiverWalk Park
  • 100 Centre Street
  • 8:30 to 10:00 am

The RiverWalk Park is the Town’s newest park.  It is home to outdoor an amphitheatre where the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is held.  The heritage Lighthouse sells ice cream. Leaving Prescott, we pass Fort Wellington, built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route from attack by the United States.

37.5 km — Cenotaph, Cardinal — Waterstop
  • On County Rd 2, just west of Bridge Street
  • 9:30 to 11:00 am
  • Public washroom available in the mall.

The Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal hosts a water stop at the Cenotaph in the historic industrial Village of Cardinal. Just before the water stop, we pass by the Cardinal Deli where you can grab a great sandwich or an ice cream.

Opened in 1846, the Galop Canal ran 12 kms from Iroquois to Cardinal. The canal bi-sects the Village and allowed ships to bypass three sets of rapids on the St. Lawrence River. The construction of the Seaway in 1959 eliminated the need for the Canal for shipping. The waterway serves recreational uses, and is popular spot for divers.

48 km — Iroquois Rest Stop, South Dundas
  • Iroquois Civic Centre, 1 Dundas St. ON
  • 9:30 to 11:30

Iroquois and Morrisburg were partially flooded to create the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1958. They were relocated to higher ground whereas nine other villages were inundated. The Lost Villages Museum at the 96 km mark does a great job describing the sacrifice made for this engineering feat.

Northumberland County (Day 2) may have the Apple Route, but the McIntosh Apple was discovered and cultivated in South Dundas near Williamsburg.

62 km — Morrisburg, South Dundas
  • Docksyde Ice Cream
  • 1 Lakeshore Dr, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0
  • 10:30 to Noon
  • GWTA support van will be on-hand with water.

Docksyde’s is operated by the local Lions service club, which donates proceeds to help many community projects including waterfront regeneration. What better reason to enjoy a generous serving of your favourite ice cream. If you want to grab a quick lunch here, head north on CR 4 to CR 2 where you will find a Tim Horton’s, Subway and Pizza place on the Main Street.

65 km — Crysler Park Marina 
  • 13480 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0, Canada
  • 10:30 to Noon

Enjoy a fish and chip lunch on the patio at the Crylser Park Marina.

Upper Canada Village: – 72km

Ingleside: – 79km  – Rest stop and GWTA Shuttle

  • Humble Beginnings Brewery, 25 Thorold Ln, Ingleside, ON K0C 1M0; Brand new craft brewer offering tastings. GWTA shuttles will transport all bagged and tagged brewery purchases to the NAV Centre.
  • GWTA shuttle leaving for the NAV Centre at 2pm and 3pm
  • Rest stop open 1:30 – 3:00pm
  • This plaza also offers a Pizza restaurant and a grocery store.

Long Sault Parkway – 83km

The Long Sault Parkway is a series of 11 islands that were created from high points of land left after the flooding of the St. Lawrence River during the construction of the Seaway in the 1950’s. In fact, several villages once stood where the river now lies.

Lost Villages Museum – 96km

Located in Ault Park on Fran Laflamme Drive, 3km east of Long Sault, Ontario. The museum site consists of ten heritage buildings, moved and restored to Ault Park from The Lost Villages and surrounding townships by the members of The Lost Villages Historical Society.

NAV Centre, Cornwall – 110km – overnight

Bikes will be stored overnight in one of the conference rooms. Please follow the signs on campus to bike parking and storage – park your bike before checking in.

Enjoy all the facilities of the NAV Centre:

  • Jet Set Pub
  • NAV FIT complete fitness center including a double size gymnasium and indoor 25 metre pool
  • Tennis and Pickleball courts
  • Football field
  • Soccer field
  • Baseball diamond
  • Beach Volleyball

Celebration Barbecue

  • 7pm -10:30pm
  • Location: South Patio (behind the NAV Centre dining room)
  • Soft drinks provided and a cash bar will be available
  • Celebrate your  cycling achievements with your fellow riders

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