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Brockville West: Caintown Cruise (48km)

Trail information: 

Start this loop at the Water St. parking lot near City Hall. Follow Water, Hartley and River Streets to turn west on King St. (becomes Cty. Rd. 2) past St. Lawrence Park.

Past the Brockville Country Club, turn right to Lyn Rd/Cty. Rd. 46 and past cemeteries dating to Brockville's early days. Lyn Rd. goes under the CN Rail Toronto-Montreal line, under Hwy. 401, and climbs a granite ridge and rock cuts - the biggest climb on this route.

At the stop sign for Cty. Rd. 27, turn left passing Burnbrae Farms, Canada’s largest egg producer. 

Into Lyn is a school on the right and at the cenotaph on the left you can look down into Lyn Valley. The museum in Lyn is insight to a rural village’s past. At the main intersection, bear right on Cty. Rd. 46, climb a short rise past the 135 year old United Church and then into rural countryside.

Cty. Rd. 46 joins Howe Rd. at a yield sign and continues right, but instead turn left over the bridge and then an immediate right onto Seeley Rd. Seeley Rd. runs west, almost flat and straight with farms, country homes and forests. Seeley Rd. becomes Cronk Woods Rd. and then Caintown Rd. In about 10KM is a T-stop at Cty. Rd. 5. Turn left, southwest to Cty. Rd. 2. On the way are ridges of pink, black and tan granite of the Frontenac Arch.

At Cty. Rd. 2, turn left to Brockville – but if you need a refueling stop, turn right to Mallorytown, with a grocery store, and the Mallory Coach House Museum with washrooms. Cty. Rd. 2 to 401 from Mallorytown has paved shoulders for 10KM. Continue on Cty. Rd. 2 back to Brockville, turning right past St. Lawrence Park on your route downtown.

Start Location: 

Downtown Brockville

Terrain: 

Moderate hills, some climbing across granite ridge lines with exposed rock cuts.

Distance: 
48km
Climbing: 
Moderate hills.
Bike Suitability: 

All paved roads, suitable for road, touring or hybrid bike.

Notes and Cautions: 

As always in this area, exercise caution at railway crossings. It's a double main line with high speed trains in both directions.

King St and Country Rd 2 between Brockville and the Hwy 401 interchange at Long Beach have no paved shoulders. However, traffic is light. Assert your presence as you cycle far enough from the curb in a straight line, avoiding the potholes and remaining clearly visible

One of a series of out-and-back rides starting and ending in Brockville, exploring the countryside to the west of the city where the ridges of the Arch break through uneroded flats of the St. Lawrence Lowlands. A Google Maps composite of all the routes can be found here.

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