The Rideau Canal and the Islands Parkway Kingston, Ottawa and Brockville

Kingston, Ontario

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Experience one of Ontario’s most beautiful and interesting bicycling excursions, where the serenity of the Rideau Canal ’s many blue lakes and the ingenuity of its lock system can be viewed. You will quickly become mesmerized by the Ottawa River and the mirrored images along the St Lawrence Seaway. Following Old Perth Rd, experience the route taken by wagons of yesteryear as they passed through the villages of Westport and Perth. Join a recreational trail along the Ottawa River and cycle into the heart of the nation’s capital. On the return trip, visit the jewel of the Rideau, Merrickville, indulge in fresh chocolate at Smiths Falls and try to find Canada’s oldest railway tunnel in Brockville. Finally, after arriving at the Thousand Islands National Park, cycle along the St. Lawrence River into the town of Gananoque and follow the waterfront trail back into Kingston. Surface: Asphalt. Recommended Bicycles: Touring/Hybrid/Mountain.

The Rideau Canal and the Islands Parkway: Kingston, Ottawa and Brockville Professional Review and Guide

"Experience one of Ontario’s most beautiful and interesting bicycling excursions, where the serenity of the Rideau Canal ’s many blue lakes and the ingenuity of its lock system can be viewed. You will quickly become mesmerized by the Ottawa River and the mirrored images along the St Lawrence Seaway. Following Old Perth Rd, experience the route taken by wagons of yesteryear as they passed through the villages of Westport and Perth. Join a recreational trail along the Ottawa River and cycle into the heart of the nation’s capital.

On the return trip, visit the jewel of the Rideau, Merrickville, indulge in fresh chocolate at Smiths Falls and try to find Canada’s oldest railway tunnel in Brockville. Finally, after arriving at the Thousand Islands National Park, cycle along the St. Lawrence River into the town of Gananoque and follow the waterfront trail back into Kingston. Surface: Asphalt. Recommended Bicycles: Touring/Hybrid/Mountain."

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Kingston
Distance: 257.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Mid-May to October
Driving Directions: Directions to The Rideau Canal and the Islands Parkway: Kingston, Ottawa and Brockville

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