I had visited Norfolk County a couple of times in the past, using the area as a springboard to a great ride, following the Waterfront Trail, Port Dover to Fort Erie, or as part of a rail trail tour weekend on an Ontario By Bike Ride, from Dundas to Port Dover. I felt I knew something about the bike scene in the area. But it wasn’t until I recently spent a weekend dedicated to exploration and cycling adventures that I experienced a true appreciation for all things Norfolk.
Trip Inspiration | Off the Beaten Track
Discover the birds of Rondeau Provincial Park.
Rondeau Provincial Park boasts 335 bird species including the endangered Prothonotary Warbler and rarities like Townsend’s Solitaire, Yellow-throated Warbler and Painted Bunting. It’s a perfect choice for a relaxing birding escape with some delightful diversions on the side.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines.
This four-day journey, which begins and ends in St. Thomas, takes you along quiet rural roads and a waterfront trail, down Lake Erie’s northern shoreline and through communities with rich maritime heritage and vast agricultural lands.
Get a taste for Ontario’s emerging wine region on these scenic Lake Erie cycling routes
Think Niagara and Prince Edward County are your only options for an Ontario winery cycling experience? It’s time to rethink your route!
Kid friendly or black diamond.
Wildwood Conservation Area has approximately 30 km of trails, including a 24 km loop route around Wildwood Reservoir. The loop is mostly single track trails with some double track on the north side of the lake trail.
Trails suitable for all skill sets.
Located on the east side of Woodstock, The Pines has 14 kilometres of trails suitable for all skill sets ranging from a 1-km kid-friendly loop and pump track to the more difficult (and aptly named) black diamond trails like Bloody Lung.
Monday, April 18, 2016 3:01 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
Make the most of this directional, flowy, single track trail.
Located in London’s northeast, Fanshawe Conservation Area’s 20-km Lake Trail is a directional loop (clockwise on even numbered days, counter-clockwise on odd ones) around Fanshawe Lake.
Ride on some of the best cross country terrain in Ontario.
London’s Boler Mountain has nearly 20-km of looped trails, including options for beginners, intermediate and more advanced riders.
Try truly unique craft brews featuring locally grown goodness.
From homegrown hops to creative additions like strawberries, apples and sweet potatoes, the craft brewers of Ontario’s Southwest are thinking out-of-the-bottle to create some truly unique flavours in their brews.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 5:13 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
A 3-day cycle through Wine Country.
This three-day journey, which begins and ends in Windsor, takes you along scenic rural roads to the heart of Canada’s southernmost wine region.