On-road Cycling Routes

Haldimand County: On-Road Cycling Routes

Experience the rich culture and heritage of local towns while cycling on part of the Trans Canada Trail taking in picturesque Ontario countryside

This two-day ride begins and ends in the town of Caledonia, taking riders through a mix of rural landmarks and riverside views.

Make sure to plan a stop on the sandy shores of Lake Erie at Knights Beach Resort, a certified bicycle friendly business, for a bite to eat before heading inland through rural landscapes rich in Haldimand’s agricultural bounty.

This route is suitable for cyclists with experience and comfort in riding on roads with low traffic at low speeds, and includes bikes lanes and paved shoulders. Cyclists should bring spare bicycle parts, extra water and light snacks for longer rural stretches of road.   Parking is available at accommodations or at the Caledonia Fairgrounds.

  • Total Distance: 135 km
  • Suggested Ride and Touring Itinerary: 2 days, 1 night (extension for a 3rd and 4th day offered)
  • Daily Ride Distance Average: Day 1 – 51km, Day 2 – 84 km
  • Experience Level: Moderate to experienced
  • Route Surface: Paved roads
  • Route Map
view of port maitland pier through the trees

Travel along parts of the Feeder Canal and watch for birds and other wildlife.

Visit the site of Lock 27 by following Feeder Canal Rd. all the way to the lock. The lock was built in 1846 to create a transportation linkage between the Grand River and the Welland Canal.  Or visit the Port Maitland Cairn, which commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Grand River Naval Depot.

Explore the Carolinian Forest at Rock Point Provincial Park, or enjoy Lake Erie and go for a swim at the beach. The Mohawk Island lookout is also located in Rock Point Provincial Park.

  • Please use caution when riding on narrow lanes and in high traffic areas
  • Terrain: paved, mostly flat
  • Distance: 52 kms
  • Trailhead: Dunnville Kinsmen Park, 985 John St., Dunnville
  • See route here
View of Mohawk (Gull) Island

Travel the banks of the Heritage Grand River

Travel along the scenic banks of the Grand River and Lake Erie.  Camping and B&Bs also located along the river and lakeshore.  Stop into the No 6. RCAF Museum at the Dunnville Airport for a tour, and stroll along the pier at Port Maitland.

  • Use caution when riding on Highway 17 and Talbot St. W
  • Terrain: paved, mostly flat with some rolling hills
  • Distance: 69 kms
  • Trailhead: Cayuga Kinsmen Park, 61 Ouse St.S., Cayuga
  • See route here
a group of on road cyclists, stoping by the river with their bikes

Experience Haldimand County’s small town charn, as you enjoy this scenic route through Hagersville and Townsend

Explore some of Townsend’s walking trails, Concession Road Brewing in Jarvis, or grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants in Hagersville

  • Use caution when riding on the short section of Highway 3 and Highway 6
  • Terrain: paved, mostly flat
  • Distance: 51 kms
  • Trailhead: Grant Kett Park, 38 Sherring St.N., Hagersville
  • See route here
A sun sets along the field

The Lakeview Tour follows a beautiful country road lined by quaint waterfront cottages and frequent views of Lake Erie

Camp at the Haldimand Conservation Area, Selkirk Provincial Park, private campground or relax at one of the B&Bs along the way.  Food stops in historic Selkirk, Fisherville and Sweets Corners.  May picturesque views along the lake, but please be careful to only access the water from public beaches.

  • Note: much of the beach property on Lakeshor Drive is privately owned, please only use public access points
  • Terrain: paved, mostly flat
  • Distance: 70 kms
  • Trailhead: Selkirk Athletic Field, 17 Main St.W., Selkirk
  • See route here
A rainbow over a windmill in Haldimand County

Some of the best scenic back-roads in the County

Journey across Haldimand county as you follow the rolling hills on the rivers edge.  Soak in the scenic rural landscapes and the communities of Caledonia, Cayuga and Selkirk.  Choose to access the rotary riverside trail south of Caledonia to take you off-road until York.

  • Terrain: paved, rolling hills
  • Distance: 71 kms
  • Trailhead: McKinnon Park, 100 Haddington St., Caledonia
  • See route here
A white and brown horse.