Wine Country Roundabout

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, CA

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Waterfront Regeneration Trust

Routes along the waterfront for all your cycling needs

31 mi.
738 ft.

Enjoy a 50km tour of the lower Niagara through one of the country's finest wine regions along the Greenbelt and waterfront, including history, views, and a stellar beach for a midway cool-off.

Begin your trip on historic Queenston Heights, with great views of the Niagara River gorge, parks and facilities and enjoy almost 20km of relative downhill to--and alongside--the Welland Canal. Stop for ice cream and a swim in Port Weller, and cruise near the shores of Lake Ontario to scenic and historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you'll find a ton of gnosh-worthy eateries and the Fort George National Historic Site, ensuring you'll have more than 1812 ways to enjoy your tour. End your ride with a cruise along the Niagara River Recreation Trail, with great views of the River, but be warned! Those great views on Queenston Heights come at a price, as you'll have to climb the heights to get back to your start. If you're done in time, grab some food at the Queenston Heights restaurant. You've earned it.

Tip: If you want to avoid the heights, there is a small parking lot at the Greenbelt Route Trailhead location on York Road, noted on this map.

This is one of 9 cycling itineraries showcasing Ontario’s best trails and two signature cycling routes–the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and The Greenbelt Route. Celebrate the Lake Ontario watershed and cycling while supporting rural communities and local businesses.

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