Oakville - Waterfront Trail
|Connections:||Burlington, Mississauga West|
Yup, The Trans-Canada - Waterfront trail is that little dirt foot path crossing every ones drive way! Do like everyone else, and just bypass the trail, and continue on road, along Lakeshore Rd. to Burlington. Actually some sections along Lakeshore either have bike lanes or the paved shoulder is wide enough act as a bike lane. An alternate to Lakeshore Rd, is to pick up Rebecca St either at 16 mile creek or near 14 mile creek. Rebecca and Burlington's New St. is a slightly shorter direct route to Burlington. Rebecca has bike lanes or sidewalk paths for most of it's length.
Most of Oakville's trails are north of the QEW. To access these from the Waterfront trail on Lakeshore, head up Forsythe on the west bank of Sixteen Mile Creek and continue North as Forsythe becomes Queen Mary Drive. After the Speers-Cornwall Overpass, take the stairs down to Cornwall and ride east on sidewalk to the first set of lights (Cross Ave.). Keeping on Sidewalk turn North on Cross as it curves east and comes to Lyons Lane.
If your coming by GO, exit the train and go to the North Parking lot exit. The Oakville buses and VIA Rail station are on the North Side. Head West (left), keeping to the track fence through the main parking lot until it exists onto Lyons Lane. Ride up to the lights at Cross, and continue up Lyons Lane on the other side of Cross.
By Lakeshore-Queen Mary or by Go Train, at Cross Ave and Lyons La., head North on Lyons Lane until you come to it's end beside the Cemetary and the fence of the QEW. Follow the path that runs between the Cemetary and the QEW as it ducks under the highway and up to Sixth Line and the QEW North Service Rd. Head north up Sixth Line alongside the Oakville Golf Club.
Note: Summer 2006 QEW path is closed for repairs - take Kerr instead.
If you head East on Leighland you'll cross Trafulger just shouth of the Westwood Diversion Channel (Sheridan - Morrison Trails).
Or if you continue North on Sixth to Sewell and head East on Sewell to McCraney You'll be facing the entrance to the McCraney ( & Nipigon) Trail.
Or Continue a little more North on sixth to McCraney and turn West until Mcraney curves and becomes old Upper Middle Rd and you'll be at the parking lot entrance to the Sixteen Mile Creek East Bank trail as it heads up to Upper Middle Rd.
You can tell a fair bit from the cycling trails in the town or city you're cycling through. Oakville's upper trails are certainly not bike trails! They are walking and multiuse trails! Also, because so many creek beds have not been paved over with Condo's, and parking lots, suggests Oakville's character is the careful preservation of it's natural assests together with it's heritage while the city expands.
Please stay on the trails, yield to other pedestrians, and respect your surroundings. There are many trails to enjoy in Oakville.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Trail descriptions are provided as public information only. The author assumes no responsibility for damages or injuries that may occur to person or property as a result of biking or otherwise using the trails described herein. The author also assumes no responsibility for any damages or injuries to person or property caused by any person biking or otherwise using the trails described herein. Ride at your own risk. Pictures and web site copyright 2004,2005