Biking on the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail

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Discover one of the best Ontario biking trails on the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail, a 2,100-kilometer path that is, in fact, part of the larger Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. Because this path passes through areas like beach towns, wetlands, forests, and parks, there are plenty of stops along the way.

A utopia for hikers and bikers, the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail is filled with wildlife and gorgeous scenery. Best of all, it runs right past Pickerel Park RV Resort, giving our guests easy access to hop on and ride. If you travel east about an hour (half an hour by car), you’ll reach the nearby town of Bath, which features a number of interesting attractions.

Where to Ride

If you’re starting at Pickerel Park, here’s how to reach the town of Bath:

  • Begin your trip on S Shore Rd outside the park and head northeast until you reach County Road 8.
  • Turn left at the intersection and follow County Road 8 until you reach County Road 21.
  • Turn right at the intersection and follow County Road 21 until you reach County Road 33 (Loyalist Pkwy).
  • Turn left at the intersection and follow County Road 33 (Loyalist Pkwy) 8 kilometers along the shore until you reach Bath.

The total trip is 18.7 kilometers and takes just under an hour to complete at steady biking pace. Alongside this route you’ll find gorgeous scenic views of the countryside and nearby lakes, and there’s plenty to do in the quaint town of Bath.

Fairfield-Gutzeit House and 1812 Discovery Centre

The town of Bath is small but charming. It’s well worth the trip (by car or bike) to tour the Fairfield-Gutzeit House, which was built in 1796. Because of the ongoing preservation efforts, including home’s renovation in recent year, visitors can get a glimpse of how a well-to-do family lived in the early nineteenth century.

Located on the grounds, the Lafarge War of 1812 Discovery Centre not only gives an account of early Bath, but also includes local events of historical significance. In particular, the story of the American attack on Bath during the War of 1812 is highlighted in the museum.

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Pickerel Park RV Resort & Campground

Located near Greater Napanee, Ontario, Pickerel Park features over 200 meters of shoreline and 21 acres of shaded woodland surroundings. We offer over 200 RV and tent sites, so you can find the perfect spot to enjoy these great amenities:

  • Sparkling swimming pool
  • Planned activities
  • Onsite fishing
  • Beach access
  • Boat dock
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Covered pavilion
  • And more!

Start planning your stay so you can join our friendly community this summer. Don’t forget to save 20 percent with our First Time Visitor special!

 

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