The Brock Trail is a paved walking and cycling path that runs along Brockville’s waterfront, extends west to St. Lawrence Park, and continues up through town to the north side of the 401 highway.
Starting at the eastern end, Centeen Park is a popular park for swimming and picnicking, and is also a favourite entry point for scuba divers. An underwater sculpture park is featured offshore of the park in the St. Lawrence River. Heading west along the trail you will pass Canada’s Oldest Railway Tunnel and take a stroll along the Riverwalk on Blockhouse Island. Leaving Blockhouse, the trail will take you past Brockville’s newest attraction, The Aquatarium, be sure to stop in and see what’s new.
Continue along the waterfront to Hardy Park, the site of many summertime events including Brockville Ribfest, Brockville Movies in the Park, Sunday Concerts in the Park, and keep an eye out for plaques with historical facts and points of interest.
At the western edge of the downtown core, the Brock Trail will take you to Brockville’s Rotary Park. With a 400m2 splash pad, a playground, skate park, basketball court, and brand new bicycle pump track, Rotary Park is ideal for youth and families to stop and play.
A new section of the Brock Trail extends the existing trail all the way west to St. Lawrence Park, a scenic and relaxing place to camp, picnic, and spend time at the beach. Day use of the park is free, while there is a fee to camp overnight. St. Lawrence Park is also the departure point for the popular Island Breakfast Event (June 22-25).
The above is an excerpt from the 2016 Brockville & 1000 Islands Visitor Guide. Stop by our office to pick up a copy today.
Photo credit: Stephanie Dunbar