With the St. Lawrence River at your doorstep, along with 105 kilometres of waterfront trail, 4 conservation areas and 5 beaches, you won’t be lacking for things to do outside here. There are also 12 golf courses scattered throughout the region, and the Summerstown and Glengarry trail systems offer up some of the best hiking and cross-country skiing in The Great Waterway.
Cycling is huge, too, and no wonder. The section of Waterfront Trail that runs through here is one of the most uninterrupted, plus many of the roads have plenty of shoulder and ample spots to take a break. And this isn’t even mentioning the welcoming communities and beautiful scenery all the way along.
Some interesting experiences to check out in your travels include:
Lost Villages Scuba Diving
When the St. Lawrence Seaway was built, 10 communities were submerged. See their ghostly remains and “Lock 21” on a scuba diving adventure.
Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary
A place for expert and rookie ornithologists alike. 9,000 hectares, 200 bird species and 8 kilometres of nature trails for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.
McMaze Family Fun Farm
Always something to do no matter the time of year. Five mazes, including a 4-acre corn maze, Easter egg hunts, pumpkin picks, horse-drawn sleigh rides, farm animals and more.
Cornwall has a variety of outdoor rinks for family fun for all ages.
The outdoor rinks at Optimist and King George parks feature outdoor
lights that are on from 5 pm to 11 pm each night.
Alexander Park – Eighth and Adolphus Street
Broadview Park – Henry Street and Thirteenth Street
Broadview Park – Dover Road and Robertson Avenue
Gallinger Park – Lottie Avenue and Branch Drive
Grant Park – Kennedy Drive and Grant Avenue
King George Park – Seventh Street and York Street
Mattice Park – Edward Street
Memorial Park – Bedford and Third Street
Menard Park – Concorde Avenue
Optimist Park – Sunnyside Avenue and St. Michel Avenue
Reg Campbell Park – Leitch Drive and Fraser Avenue
Big Ben Ski Centre is a great place to fine-tune your skiing or snowboarding skills during the winter months. Keep warm in the heated chalet, enjoy the ease of the towline that will return you to the peak, and perfect your tricks in the snowboarding half pipe. Big Ben also offers inexpensive ski and snowboard lessons for all age groups. So bring your gear and carve up the hill under the lights of Big Ben, and get a great view of the city from the top!
Start planning your trip on our searchable trip planner, Activities Await.