Most of the Trail through South Stormont follows off-road designated paths. You’ll find plenty of natural beauty as you travel through wooded areas and along the St. Lawrence River. Highlights of this trip include the Upper Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the Long Sault Parkway, a lovely scenic ride that takes you over a series of small islands linked by bridges. Be sure to check out the Lost Villages Museum, about 4 km east of Long Sault, which tells the story of the ten villages that were permanently submerged when the area was flooded to create the St Lawrence Seaway in 1958.
If you are ready for meal or want to sample some local craft beer, be sure to visit Humble Beginnings Brewing Co. in the Dickinson Mall on Thornton. The mall is just 550 m from the Trail.
- Long Sault Parkway is a paved road, with a narrow shoulder; caution should be exercised, especially on narrow bridges
- From Long Sault to Cornwall, the Waterfront Trail is all off-road on a designated multi-use path
- There are a number of beaches to enjoy: Milles Roches, Woodland, and Crysler–all managed by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.
Approximately a 5hr drive east of Toronto, Cornwall and SDG have created 19 cycle routes (loop and out and back) to showcase the region’s culinary specialties, craft alcohol, heritage and landscape. Ranging from 10 to 72 km, Routes 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 17 use the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. Download Ride with GPS routes or the pdf map guide.