Chatham-Kent covers 2,458km2 of land, making cycling a great option to cover all that ground and experience what we have to offer. We have a mix of rural and urban roads that connect with the Canadian Great Trail, the Waterfront Trail, and local cycling trails like the Greenfield Global Trail, and those through Rondeau Provincial Park. You will enjoy beautiful vistas of sky, field, and water while passing through quiet hamlets with unique stories to tell.
The Waterfront Trail follows the shores of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair through Chatham-Kent. Travelling eastward from the towns of Wheatley to Erieau, the trail shows peaks of Lake Erie for 16km. As you head into Erieau, you will see McGeachy Pond along the southern side, which is a provincially significant wetland, with an observation platform where you can see the open skies and water of Lake Erie from a gorgeous vantage point. On a clear day, you can even see the skyline of Cleveland, Ohio. Moving into the village of Erieau, you have options for lunch from local favourites, Bayside Brewery and Molly & OJs, and access to a wide sandy beach and an iconic pier.
The Waterfront Trail continues to the west side of Chatham-Kent, connecting to the Great Trail, through the francophone community of Pain Court, to the shores of Lake St. Clair and the water-side community of Mitchell's Bay. A short detour north of Base Line Road will take you to Wallaceburg for a break at the Wallaceburg Museum, a number of restaurants along the Sydenham River, and quaint downtown shops.
See the Chatham-Kent Trails' map for suggested CK Cycling Routes.
If you hit a bump in the road, local bike shops, Smith Cycle in Chatham and Ken's Cycle Wallaceburg, have you covered.