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.
The Waterfront Trail follows the shores of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair through Chatham-Kent. Travelling eastward from the towns of
Erieau, the trail shows gorgeous views of Lake Erie for 16 kilometre. 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 great vantage point. 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 waterfront 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.
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