Mississauga Rd - Oakridge Trail
|Trail:||Reserved cycle lane with some on road|
|Connections:||The Waterfront trail, Credit River Culham trail, Sawmill Creek, Glen Erin Trail|
The Oakridge trail officially begins just north of the QEW, so, until it's southern portion is established, the current route begins on road at Lakeshore Rd and Mississauga Rd in Port Credit. This route has been used by bikes, for at least ten years, since I've been here. It's a very popular access route for the Mississauga west-central to the Lakeshore and north to Milton, Forks of the Credit etc. The trail description runs from Port Credit north bound to Dundas street.
Lakeshore Road - Port Credit
The road is slightly angled to the west with a very slight uphill climb. Cross under the QEW overpass and be careful of cars turning onto the access ramp. On the north side of the QEW the Oakridge trail begins and the cycle lanes resume.
At the north side of the QEW underpass the painted reserved lane bike path begins. The road soon takes a westward slant, following parallel to the Credit River, as it heads north to Loyalist Creek Hollow. There are some short sections where the road narrows, and the painted lane merges you with regular traffic. The trail resumes once the road widens again. A sign along the way declares in 1826 the area was once an Indian village of converted Christians ministered by Egerton Ryerson and Peter Jones. By 1847 the Indians had left to the Grand River Reserve. At Loyalist Creek Hollow, the road becomes curving, rolling hill as the trail turns north on it's way to Dundas street.
The river runs to the east, as you cycle through the curving road path. The on road path is signed and painted so the cars are aware of the cycling traffic from here up to Dundas.
I know there is (was) a fresh water spring along here somewhere, but I must go back and find out were it is on another trip. Any suggestions? Springbank Road?. Were people getting e coli drinking the water?
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