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Brockville West: Tour de Lyn (24km)

Cyclists in Downtown Brockville
Trail information: 

This short loop starts and ends in downtown Brockville at the parking lot on Water St. adjacent to City Hall and the restaurant Bud's On The Bay. There is a full assortment of services and facilities in Downtown Brockville.

The route of of town follows residential streets to St. Lawrence Park and then turns west onto King St (Cty Rd 2). Just past the Brockville Country Club, turn right onto Lyn Rd (Cty Rd 46) and cycle past one of four adjoining cemeteries (on your left) that date back to Brockville's founding times.

Follow Lyn Rd as it goes under the CN Rail Toronto-Montreal main line and under Hwy 401, climbing up and over a granite ridge line with exposed rock cuts. At the stop sign for Cty Rd 27, turn left to continue on Cty Rd 27/46. On your right, you'll pass Burnbrae Farms' headquarters and one of its processing plants. Burnbrae is the largest egg producer in Canada.

A little further along, as you enter the town of Lyn, you'll pass a school on your right and the cenotaph on your left. If you stop at the cenotaph you can look to the south into the Lyn Valley, where we'll be headed in a few minutes.

At the main intersection in Lyn, bear left with Cty Rd 27. A block further along there's a general store to your right, and then our next turn, onto Lyn Valley Rd, to the left.

The Lyn Valley Rd descents quickly into the Lyn Valley, past "the pit" swimming area, then meanders beside Lyn Creek and turns into Hallecks Rd.

Be carefull crossing the double rail line -- this is a busy route with high-speed trains and its not at all uncommon for one passing train to end and a second one coming the other way to be hidden behind it.

Continue to follow Hallecks Rd as it descends off the ridge line, running south to a T-stop at Cty Rd 2. Turn left to cruise Cty Rd 2 back to Brockville, passing the cemeteries, the Country Club, and St. Lawrence Park before turning right onto Rivers Ave and retracing your route to downtown.

Start Location: 

Downtown Brockville

Terrain: 

Moderate hills.

Distance: 
24 km
Bike Suitability: 

Paved roads - road, touring or hybrid bike.

Notes and Cautions: 

King St and Country Rd 2 west of Brockville 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 to motorists.

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 (opens new window).

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