The 475 km signed cycling route explores the natural spaces and countryside of Ontario's protected Greenbelt. It connects with the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail to form a cycling beltway through the natural beauty surrounding Canada’s most densely populated region.
The new Trails of Distinction program showcases Ontario's most distinctive trails and was initiated as part of celebrations for the Province's 150th anniversary. According to the program overview, it focuses on trails that demonstrate and promote Ontario trails as a world class, diversified system that is planned and used in an environmentally responsible manner.
We share wholeheartedly in this focus, and we are thrilled to be recognized. We hope the Trails of Distinction will bring more riders into the countryside and communities of Ontario's Greenbelt!
The Greenbelt Route and Waterfront Trail join the Trans Canada Trail Ontario, the Bruce Trail, and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Trans Ontario Provincial Trails in this significant recognition. Ontario's Greenbelt also provides permanent protection for the Bruce Trail, connecting Ontarians and visitors to the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Thanks to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for this honour!