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Windsor

Description of the Area

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Trail Description and Tourism Information

Description of the Trail segment

Windsor 2 GWTA2013 DAY01 WEB 23Windsor Ontario boasts a spectacular off-road Waterfront Trail that passes by the downtown centre, through several parks, under the international Ambassador Bridge, and through the Odette Sculpture Park. It is co-designated as the Riverfront Trail and Ganatchio Trail.

As you enter Windsor from the East, keep an eye out for the off-road path on the south side of Riverside Drive. The off-road path continues until just west of Lauzon, where the Waterfront Trail is shared with traffic on Riverside Drive. The off-road trail resumes just east of the Canadian Club Brand Centre and the historic Walkerville neighborhood. In total the Windsor Waterfront Trail is approximately 25km, 15 km is off road.

The downtown Waterfront Trail passes through the Festival Plaza where there are annual fireworks for Canada Day and several other festivals each year. As you head south through Windsor, you will have to pay close attention passing through Malden Park as there are several side paths that will tempt you to go astray.

Some Highlights

  • Canadian Club Heritage Centre—Take the tour and learn about Hiram Walker and the empire he built on Canadian Whisky.
  • Dieppe Gardens-honours World War II veterans.
  • Centennial Park
  • Odette Sculpture Park—outdoor art gallery featuring 31 large scale sculptures
  • Mic Mac Park—swimming pool, splash pad, washrooms, picnic areas
  • Malden Park—175 acres
  • Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park
  • Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve—part of a group of parklands assembled to protecdt remnants of the tallgrass prairie and oak savannah.

Local Map

Main Access Points (with parking) 

  • Alexander Park, Riverside Drive
  • VIA Rail Windsor Station, 298 Walker Rd, Windsor, ON N8Y 2M9
  • Festival Plaza, Riverside Drive, downtown Windsor
  • Dieppe Park, 78 Riverside Drive West, downtown Windsor
  • Malden Park, 4200 Malden Road, Windsor

Resources, Local Maps and Connecting Trails

Local Maps:

Windsor produces a detailed trails and cycling map of the City. It is available for download from their website here:
http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/parksandforestry/trails/Pages/Trails.aspx

Connecting Trails

Chrysler Canada Greenway Trail
http://erca.org/conservation-areas-events/conservation-areas/chrysler-canada-greenway/

Tourism Information

Municipal Information: City of Windsor
http://www.citywindsor.ca/Pages/Home.aspx

Regional Tourism Organization:
Southwestern Ontario Tourism

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
http://www.tourismwindsoressex.com

Welcome Cyclists Essex County-- Information about bike-friendly services and facilities
http://www.welcomecyclists.ca/essex

How to Get there and Public Transit Information

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VIA Rail - National Passenger Rail service.
Bike racks are available on all trains equipped with baggage cars.

www.viarail.ca
 

Windsor Transit Schedules
- including Detroit Tunnel Bus
http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/transitwindsor/Routes-and-Schedules/Pages/Schedules-and-Maps.aspx

Ambassador Bridge Information
- bikes and pedestrians are not permitted to cross the bridge
http://www.ambassadorbridge.com

     

Contact Information

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