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April 15/11 9:32 am - Fourth Annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Tour Announces Itinerary

Posted by Editoress on 04/15/11

The itinerary for the 720 kilometre supported end-to-end cycling tour of the Ontario waterfront and greenways, passing through 41 Ontario communities in eight days, has been announced. The fourth annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Tour (GWTA) will launch on Saturday, July 2nd at historic Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake and will end on July 9th in Rivière Beaudette, Quebec. This year, for the first time, participants can also start the tour in Toronto on Monday, July 4th. Registration is limited to 250 end-to-end entrants in this supported tour, which sells out every year and stretches along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, using the Waterfront Trail and Greenway. Registration fees apply. For registration fees and information, go to or call (416) 943-8080.
Organized by the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, Welcome Cyclists, and over 50 waterfront partners, including local municipalities, conservation authorities and community groups, the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure showcases waterfront communities such as Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hamilton, Toronto, Ajax, Cramahe/Colborne, Napanee, Brockville, Cornwall and South Glengarry, which have invested to create the Waterfront Trail, a multi-use path that uses a combination of paths and roads. Cyclists can see vibrant communities and beautiful parks, experience delicious local food and entertainment, learn fascinating history and visit the last remaining coastal wetlands, forests and beaches, as well as charming shops and unique local businesses.  Visit to view the map and for a complete listing of events to date in each community.

The itinerary:

Day 1, Saturday, July 2nd
Niagara-on-the-Lake to Hamilton
60 kilometres

Day 2, Sunday, July 3rd
Hamilton to Fort York, Toronto
80 kilometres

Day 3, Monday, July 4th
Toronto to Ajax
80 kilometres

Day 4, Tuesday, July 5th
Ajax to Cramahe/Colborne
126 kilometres

Day 5, Wednesday, July 6th
Cramahe to Greater Napanee
90 kilometres

Day 6, Thursday, July 7th
Greater Napanee to Brockville
140 kilometres

Day 7, Friday, July 8th
Brockville to Cornwall
112 kilometres

Day 8, Saturday, July 9th
Cornwall to Riviere Beaudette
45 kilometres

New This Year

• Start the tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake on July 2nd, or in Toronto on July 4th.
• Stay overnight in five new waterfront communities, including Colborne, Greater Napanee and Brockville.
• Enjoy new festivities such as the Pre-Tour Canada Day celebrations at Fort George.
• Sign up as a single OR as a family or group, and divide the route into relays with each member completing a leg.

The Waterfront Regeneration Trust is a registered charity that co-ordinates a partnership of waterfront communities, conservation authorities, community groups and corporations dedicated to the completion, enhancement and promotion of the Waterfront Trail and Greenway. For more information about the Waterfront Trail and about the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, visit the website at:, or call (416) 943-8080.


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