Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather to explore Cornwall and SDG Counties by bike. Start your outdoor adventure in the City of Cornwall and embark on the SDG-Cornwall Adventure Club Cycling route “To the Beach!”, an out and back route. With ample parking and a great central location adjacent to Lamoureux park and the bike path, the Cornwall Civic Complex is the perfect place to begin your journey.
Not far from the Civic Complex is your first stop on this adventure, the Cornwall Community Museum. Learn about the museum’s unique stone building from the 1840’s and take in the history of Cornwall, the City that keeps changing.
Next you will continue on your bike and travel some of the most scenic parts of the Waterfront Trail through Guidon Park and into SDG Counties for your next stop at the Lost Villages Museum. The museum consists of ten heritage buildings moved and restored from The Lost Villages and surrounding areas, which were permanently submerged by the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1958.
After learning about the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway, you will continue along the Waterfront Trail into the village of Long Sault. This is the perfect time for a lunch break, and we suggest stopping in at Nautica Grill & Wine a family run contemporary restaurant tucked away by the waterfront at the Long Sault Marina. Here you will find a spot that offers a fresh new approach to the dining experience, and of course, a bring your own wine option!
Once you are refuelled from your fabulous lunch you can cycle through the Long Sault Parkway and take in the lovely scenery and changing leaves. 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, a fascinating story captured at the Lost Villages display on Macdonell Island. After exploring all the Long Sault Parkway has to offer you will return to the Cornwall Civic Complex to complete this 36 kms route.