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Pickering Waterfront Trail


The Waterfront Trail follows the shore of Lake Ontario from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Ontario-Quebec border in the east. The Trail through Pickering is divided into three named sections. First Nations Trail (3.5 km) is the western leg from Rouge River to the west shore of Frenchman's Bay. Monarch Trail (4.7 km) surrounds Frenchman's Bay and ends at Millennium Square. Peak Trail runs from Millennium Square to the eastern border with Ajax. Each name has a historical or environmental significance. 

First Nations recognizes native settlements from the past and the significance the Rouge and the Lake played in their location. Monarch recognizes the monarch butterfly and its yearly migration to the Bay from the south. Peak is one of Pickering's earliest settlers. The trail is surfaced boardwalk across sand beach from the south end of Liverpool Road at Millennium Square through Beachfront Park to Alex Robertson Park. Asphalt (on-road), asphalt multi-use pathway (Petticoat Creek Conservation Area, Rotary Frenchman's Bay West Park, Glen Ravine Park, Vistula Ravine, Progress Frenchman's Bay East Park, Bruce Hanscombe Park, Alex Robertson Park and through the waterfront open spaces along the Lake east of Montgomery Park Road to Frisco Road and Town of Ajax).

There are pedestrian bridge crossings over the Rouge River and Petticoat Creek.


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