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Brockville: Brock Trail

Brock Trail
Trail information: 

The Brock Trail is an ideal cycling path for families with small children.

For more information contact Brockville Tourism:
Phone: (613) 342-4357
Toll Free: (888) 251-7676
Email: tourism@brockvillechamber.com
Website: http://brockvilletourism.com/explore-the-brock-trail/

Directions: 

Brockville is situated on the banks of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. The city was named after War of 1812 era British General Isaac Brock. It is also home of the famous "Pink Pills for Pale People" manufactured by George Fulford, his home today an Ontario Heritage site. The Brock Trail is ideal for cycling families with small children.

The 6 KM Brock Trail runs along Brockville’s beautiful waterfront in the historic downtown and continues north along Buell’s Creek to the south side of the Brockville Shopping Centre, south of Hwy. 401. This scenic paved pathway accommodates bicycles, roller blades, wheelchairs and strollers. It takes you to Canada’s Oldest Railway Tunnel (now open for tours), and around Blockhouse Island to continue to Hardy Park, past the Brockville Museum and then across the footbridge to follow Buell’s Creek west and then north on a shady path. A section of the Trail gives you the option to go West to St. Lawrence Park.

There are 3 sections to this trail. The main section runs through the historical downtown with plaques installed by Heritage Brockville along the way to provide a glimpse of the past. The second section runs along Sophia St. to Front Ave. The third section runs from Laurier Blvd to Parkdale Ave. These sections have no entrance signs, so you may have to ask for directions. 

If you have your family with you, the Brock Trail takes you to Centeen Park and St. Lawrence Park for swimming; and Hardy Park, Blockhouse Island, Rotary Park and St. Lawrence Park for playgrounds. Rotary Park also has a splash pad for young ones, and a newly installed pump track for mountain bike enthusiasts. The Trail takes you past area attractions such as the 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruise, the Aquatarium, and the Brockville Museum where you can learn more about the City and the Thousand Islands.

Start Location: 

See map - anywhere there is a street crossing.

Terrain: 

Easy - flat.

Distance: 
6 km
Bike Suitability: 

Any.

Notes and Cautions: 

Fast cycling is not appropriate on the Brock Trail. The waterfront section of the trail can be busy with pedestrians in nice weather at all times of the year, and some segments are narrow with tight corners and poor sight lines

The Brock Trail is a shared/multi-use trail threading its way across Brockville's downtown and following Buell's Creek north from the waterfront.

The trail is documented under Heritage Walking Tours in the Hike the Arch section here.

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