Mississauga West - Waterfront trail
|Trail:||Paved cycle path, some residential on road|
|Connections:||Mississauga East , Oakville|
From Saddington park, at the west end, head up (on road) Mississauga Rd. a couple of blocks then ( keeping on the south-lake side) at Lakeshore head west on the sidewalk until it becomes a separate bike path running beside the sidewalk.
Continue along the sidewalk path, passing Rhododendron Park and Richards Memorial Park until the path turns south and heads towards the lake at Jack Darling Park.
Jack Darling Park
The trail meets the lake then curves west as passes through the park, watch for pedestrians, if it's afternoon on a warm summer day. At the west end of the park the trail curves northward past the children's playground and heads north on road exiting the park at the foot of Parkland Ave.
Also, at the west end of Jack Darling, instead of heading north, you can continue westward along the lake by cutting across the grass and entering Rattray Marsh. The marsh is a conservation area, sensitive to the damage bikes can do to foot paths, so you must get off the bike and walk it through the marsh.
Furthermore, you can bypass Jack Darling altogether and head on road along lakeshore up to Meadow Wood Rd. and re-join the path by heading south on Meadow Wood.
The main waterfront trail exits Jack Darling and continues on road through several residential streets.
Cycle out of the park along Parkland then turn west on Contour Dr. South on Bexhill, west on Bridgestone, south on Silver Birch, then curve back up along Petrie Way (slight uphill) and continue along Petrie until it meets Meadow Wood Rd. Head south on Meadow Wood, crossing Sheridan Creek, until it passes Bob-O-Link.
At Bob-O-link, turn west along Orr road. past the museum, then follow the curve on road through the forest, then continue westward along Orr - beside the refinery- until it ends at Southdown Rd.
Pick up the Sidewalk trail on the east side of Southdown, and head south crossing the entrances to the refinery to the foot of Southdown where the path enters Lakeside Park and becomes a bike path. Continue along the bike path as it wanders through the park, then runs behind some of the industries and finally heads back up to lakeshore and heads west again. The path ends at the Oakville border.
Connections: Oakville Lakeshore Rd.
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