Long before we ever considered trekking in this region, the United Empire Loyalists walked this beautiful countryside.
Farmland, apple orchards, and vineyards now dominate this route as you glimpse our past through a number of historical sights. It is called the Shoreline trail because 1/3 of the distance is on the Loyalist Parkway, which follows the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
You may need two days for this loop because there is so much to see.
This trail is part of an extensive on-road cycling network developed in Lennox and Addington County. L&A County is between Belleville and Kingston Ontario and runs along the north shore of Lake Ontario and extends inland to Algonquin Park.
Greater Napanee has an abundance of scenic and beautiful waterfront to offer visitors. Its downtown core is situated on the beautiful Napanee River, further south its shores hug the Bay of Quinte and Hay Bay renowned for its Wall-eye fishing. This is Loyalist country and the prosperity of the past can be seen in the many heritage buildings that have been so carefully preserved.
There are two routes for the Waterfront Trail in Napanee:
Deseronto to Napanee Route-Trail connects to Deseronto, goes through the Town of Napanee and follows County Rd 8 south to the Loyalist Parkway (HWY 33). A scenic secondary route loops around Hay Bay's rugged shoreline-on County Rd 9 and South Shore Rd.
Loyalist Parkway Route- Trail connects to Prince Edward County via the Glenora ferry which you board at Aldophstown and continues along the Loyalist Parkway into Loyalist (Bath). This route is signed.
Main Access Points (with parking)
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