Explore the most popular trails near Cornwall with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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cross country skiing
7 days ago

Pleasant trails for cross-country skiing and walking in the winter. Lots of parking and accessible right off the highway. A very peaceful forest!

hiking
7 days ago

Pleasant walking in all seasons. The loops keep things interesting and the park amenities make this accessible for everyone - seating by the water for seniors and nature-lovers, play structure and splash pad for families. Check out the arboretum - all the community's trees represented in one beautiful space!

I love walking and biking this trail! The waterfront gives you great views and a nice breeze off the water on hot days.

This is a beautiful trail that's easy if you travel from west to east! There are plenty of amenities along the trial, including picnic areas, children's play areas, waterfront viewing areas and washrooms. Trail is well-maintained. I love crossing the little bridges over the water!

Great snowshoe today. Trail is in awesome shape, hard packed, well marked. Beautiful forest scenery.

nice trail for biking,running and just walking all year round.

snowshoeing
18 days ago

Gray's Creek is a wonderful place to snowshoe. Dogs are permitted in the park. Chickadees are well fed and the conservation area is very picturesque. My favorite time to be there is soon after a snow storm when it looks like winter wonderland. I also hike there in the spring and fall.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

This is my favorite place to ski in the area. The Friends of Summerstown Forest do an amazing job in maintaining the trails. The trails are very well groomed and there is rental equipment available for skiing, snowshoeing, and even fat biking (new as of this season). The red trail is the longest and a good workout. I was there on family day and enjoyed a hot dog and a cup of hot chocolate upon my return.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

I love that fact there is a place to cross-country ski right in the City. It means I can squeeze in a couple hours and of skiing into my busy day. I enjoy the yellow loop the best as it is well used by skiers and more packed down. It is also further and has less foot traffic. I enjoy coming here as often as I can.

I love snowshoeing here with the Cornwall Outdoor Club de Plein Air. We usually get a good group out because it is close to home and the trails are beautiful. Whatever the snow conditions, snowshoeing is always great fun here. We often see signs of deer activity especially in the areas close to the bog. This recreational area is a very busy place for a variety of winter activities. The new parking lot at the front is near the highway is an improvement over the old system.

trail running
4 months ago

Great for morning runs, even saw deer on the trail

4 months ago

Terrible marking system means that you will get lost and go off the trail easily. Definitely recommend a nicer hike somewhere else if you can

This is a great evening cycle after a day at work. I love to do this one in early spring as it is mostly open and drier than the wooded areas to the west. The trail follows the St. Lawrence River and is very scenic. and if you go just a little beyond Gray's Creek, you can to the Sheep's Head Bistro for ice cream, a great incentive.

hiking
5 months ago

Well maintained trail in Cornwall's downtown waterfront. Multi-use paved path that loops through Lamoureux Park. Great views of the St. Lawrence River and opportunities to see herons, ducks, geese, cormorants and more. Loop includes a naturalized area called Eco Gardens which includes a waterfall and salmon spawning area. Loop connects community museum, splash pad and historical plaques. Great for a stroll, bike or job.

This trail takes you East along the Waterfront Trail from Lamoureux Park to Gray's Creek. The trail is a well maintained paved multi-use trail that offers great views of the St. Lawrence River. The route overlooks Marina 200, Legion Park, Cornwall Harbour, Cotton Mill District, St. Lawrence College and Nav Centre. Part of the trail is a unique floating section. Great opportunity to spot herons, ducks, geese, cormorants and other wildlife. The trail head offers free parking and public restrooms at the Civic Complex.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice trail just on the outskirts of Cornwall. Free parking and a number of trail options that take you in and out of natural forested areas. Most of the trail is wide, it is easy to traverse and offers a mix of terrain with minimal hills. It does not offer scenic vistas, but does provide a wonderful forest environment. Also connected to Cornwall bike path network and the adjacent Waterfront Trail that runs along the St. Lawrence River.

5 months ago

Pretty, but lots of dips due to truck or four-wheeler tires. Left lots of mud on the main parts of the trails.

Great route west along the St. Lawrence River along the Waterfront Trail. Flat paved trail used by cyclists, runners and walkers. Head east from Lamoureux Park, enjoy the waterfall in the Eco-Gardens, go under the International bridge and explore the Cornwall Canal to the west. Great route for runners looking for 5k or 10k runs. Public washrooms and free parking at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Easy walk to restaurants and shopping.

walking
6 months ago

I love having this park right in the core of the City. I enjoy taking my lunch break walking there and re-energizing before going back to the office. There is always a lot going on here, children playing, dogs on leashes, babies in strollers, picnics, fishing kites flying, maybe a soccer game, runners, skateboarders, and so on.. It is nice to catch some rays and a breeze off the river while taking it all in. It is also possible to find a quiet spot to relax for a little while.

Les trails sont propres, pas de vue en tant que tel. Ce n’était pas très bien indiqué non plus mais ça reste une randonnée, toujours agréable!

walking
8 months ago

An interesting waterfront park that has a number of trail options and amenities. Easily accessed by car from Cornwall or by bike via the Waterfront Trail. Has a play area, picnic spots and boat launch. New in 2018 is the Cornwall BMX Track, the longest sanctioned BMX track in Ontario. Popular in winter with snowshoe trails and cross country skiiing. Geocaches on site.

hiking
10 months ago

There were a few offshoots we could have taken. we looked at the recording later and noticed one turn we didn't take, would have took us to the north east section. i want to go back sometime and see that. was a nice trail but didn't have a local map at the site, to see the options that are not on alltrails.

This trail was good. The extended parts off this one go through marsh over flow this time of year. Found one tick crawling on my hand, think it fell from my hair. And I was pretty covered up.

I cycle this section of the trail quite regularly from April to October. It is beautiful going through wooded sections, along the St. Lawrence River, through the Lost Village Museum, picnic areas, and beaches. Don't be surprised to see deer especially at dusk. I can't wait to be out there again.

Monday, July 31, 2017

A LOT of bugs! Bring spray. The main red trail was well groomed (gravel) but the others (blue, white & green) were not and had a lot of mud both times I went. The trail is built around a marsh area so hence all the bugs. Not even bug spray was keeping them away.

If you stay on the gravel trail, you should be fine. No dogs allowed on this trail.

mountain biking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Great for running and biking

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great hiking and snowshoe trails. Also nice to jog through. The trails have enough twists and turns to keep it interesting.

road biking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Beautiful trail for biking crusing along the st-laurence river

hiking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

This hike is definitely a very easy hike not moderate at all. There are actually 4 trails at this place and they are about 1.7 kms each so if you do all of them it give you a nice hike! There is a beautiful picnic area complete with charcoal bbqs tables and even horshoe pitts!

Especially gorgeous in the fall.

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