Urban hiking and cycling can be found right in the centre of Brockville only steps away from your new home in the City of the 1000 Islands. The Brock Trail winds right through the heart of the city, connecting virtually all neighbourhoods over its 12 KM length by following Buell’s Creek to the St. Lawrence River. Prescott offers a similar path along the river for hikers and cyclists. The Heritage Trail runs along the town’s historic waterfront directly across from Fort Wellington and into the adjacent marina and RiverWalk Park.
For more adventurous rural exploration, check out the 1000 Islands Parkway that stretches along the river just west of Brockville to Gananoque. A paved bike path runs adjacent to the parkway itself for 37 KM, allowing you to get away from urban life. Of course, you are never so far away that you can’t enjoy the amenities of the villages and hamlets along the way in scenic Front of Yonge and Leeds and the 1000 Islands Townships.
Another gorgeous spot for more serious hikers and bikers is Blue Mountain, just north of Lansdowne in Leeds and the 1000 Islands and no more than a half-hour drive from Brockville. This 9.2 KM trail features spectacular scenery along with a view from the top of the mountain that lets you take in the tremendous natural beauty of the region. Nearby Charleston Lake, forests, the distant Adirondack Mountains, and more can be viewed from the top, which is the highest point in Leeds-Grenville.