Monday, June 22, 2015
Ontario Trails - Biking a New Route Through Ontario's Scenic Greenbelt
Greenbelt Biking A new Canadian bicycle route will take riders through 295 miles of Ontario’s Greenbelt (above), an area encompassing about two million acres of protected farmland, green space and natural heritage sites. The Greenbelt Route uses existing roads and trails, starting in Queenston near Niagara Falls, following the curve of Lake Ontario and ending in Alderville First Nation.
A downloadable map details the route and also includes day-trip itineraries.
The trail officially opens on Aug. 16 with the start of the six-day Greenbelt Route Edition of the annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure.The full bike tour, sponsored by the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, costs 866.37 Canadian dollars (about $704 at 1.23 Canadian dollars to the U.S. dollar), with some youth discounts available, and a three-day option is 470.87 Canadian dollars.