Ganatchio Trail Statistics

Distance

8 KM

What are the activities at Ganatchio Trail ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Ganatchio Trail?

The Ganatchio Trail is a bike trail in Windsor, Ontario, the second to be built in the city. Construction on the trail started upon the closure of Clairview Avenue. The trail currently extends over 5.3 km, and passes through several neighbourhoods, such as Riverside and Little River, and serves Sandpoint Beach and Stop 26 Beach and Park. It was the first major trail constructed, aside from the Riverfront Bike Trail, with extensions east towards Tecumseh built in stages. The trail has a posted speed limit of 20 km/h. One feature found only on the Riverfront Bike Trail and the Ganatchio Trail is that the trail is wide enough for two "lanes" each way, meaning two bicycles can ride abreast in each direction without worrying about a collision. The Ganatchio Trail and Little River Extension see a great deal of traffic in the summer, but nowhere near as much as the Riverfront Bike Trail. The Ganatchio Trail has special commemorative signs from its beginning (Wyandotte Street and Vernon Crescent) to its end (Windsor-Tecumseh border), along with a special roundabout/traffic circle where the Ganatchio intersects with the Little River Extension, with a commemorative sign depicting its length, map location, and a sign for the Lions Club International and Rotary International, who funded the trail's construction in 1996. The Ganatchio Trail was built in 1971, incorporating much of Clairview Street, a narrow and rarely used residential street, into its route. The road was sealed off at some parts, and rerouted or truncated at other intersecting streets. The trail runs along Clairview in the parts that were left intact, but many intersecting streets, such as Watson Avenue, were closed off, allowing only pedestrians and cyclists to go through. Clairview Avenue was also a boulevard from Watson to Genevieve Avenue. Its second carriageway was transformed into the bike trail, and a few parts were converted entirely into greenways with the trail. Clairview Street (with the Ganatchio Trail) also serves the Riverside Sportsman's Club (a fraternity similar to Lions Club International and Rotary International, who funded the construction of the bike trail with the RSC). The remainder of the trail (from Riverview Road to Tecumseh, and including its bridge over Little River) was built in 1979 and rehabilitated/upgraded in 1983. The trail's name comes from the Native American/First Nations name for Lake St. Clair.

The Ganatchio Trail is a beautiful, scenic trail that winds its way through the forests and wetlands of Ontario. It's a great place for a peaceful walk or bike ride, and offers wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The trail is well-maintained and easy to navigate, making it perfect for visitors of all ages and abilities.



What are the services on site?

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
42.3332533 -82.922399

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Ganatchio Trail
Ganatchio Trail, Ontario, Canada

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Starting Point

The Ganatchio Trail is located in Windsor, Ontario. To get to the start of the trails, take Highway 401 to the Ambassador Bridge. Cross the bridge and take the first exit (Huron Church Road). Turn left onto Huron Church Road and drive for about 2 kilometers. The trailhead will be on your right.

Why visit Ganatchio Trail

The Ganatchio Trail is a beautiful, natural trail that winds through the forests and wetlands of Ontario. It's a great place for a nature walk, bike ride, or picnic. The trail is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, beavers, and birds.

Is Ganatchio Trail in Ontario a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the family's individual interests and abilities. However, the Ganatchio Trail does offer a variety of activities and sights that could appeal to people of all ages.

Things not to be missed

The Ganatchio Trail is a great place for a walk, run, or bike ride. It's also a great spot for fishing and bird watching.

There are many great activities near the Ganatchio Trail in Ontario. Some of the best include hiking and biking on the trail itself, fishing in the nearby lakes and rivers, and camping in the beautiful provincial parks. There are also plenty of great restaurants and shops in the area, as well as a few museums and other attractions.

Where to eat?

1. The Burger's Priest - This burger joint is known for its delicious and unique burgers. It's a great place to eat near Ganatchio Trail.

2. The Green Room - This vegetarian restaurant is a hidden gem in the city. It's a great place to eat if you're looking for something different.

3. The Winking Judge - This pub is known for its great food and atmosphere. It's a great place to eat if you're looking for a casual meal.

4. The Keg - This steakhouse is a popular choice for dinner. It offers a wide variety of steak options that are sure to please everyone.

5. Swiss Chalet - This restaurant is known for its rotisserie chicken. It's a great place to eat if you're looking for a casual meal that's sure to satisfy your hunger.




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Is the place are families friendly?

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No


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