From flat and friendly to challenging hills and mountain biking, Port Hope and area offers some of the best Ontario cycling opportunities! Come and tour the trails along our scenic Lake Ontario waterfront, or enjoy our quiet, country roads; we have options to suit every type of cyclist! Within town you can bike past beautifully restored heritage homes and buildings and visit cycle-friendly restaurants and shops. Take a self-guided tour - street and cycling maps are also available at the Visitors Centre located at 20 Queen Street (in the same building as the Capitol Theatre).
To add to your enjoyment, take part in the Northumberland Bike & Win contest and snap a selfie of yourself cycling one our routes or trails or visiting a local attraction by bike, for a chance to win a $2,500 bike or gift certificate. Contest ends August 31, 2017.
· The Waterfront Trail: Starting from the westerly part of our Municipality at the village of Wesleyville, this cycling trail follows Lake Ontario along scenic Lakeshore Road into our historic downtown core. And, Cobourg’s VIA Rail station is a bike train stop that has a daily train baggage car for transporting bicycles. It’s a pleasant 9 km ride back to Port Hope along a paved cycling route on County Road 2.
· Greenbelt Route: This cycling route spans more than 460 km, connecting Port Hope to the Ontario Greenbelt. Along the way you will enjoy sweeping views in all directions as you scale the Oak Ridges Moraine around the northernmost point on the Greenbelt Route.
· Glorious Ganaraska: This 30 km relatively level cycling route will guide you through farm fields, along the banks of the Ganaraska River and past heritage buildings and rambling country estates. At Sylvan Glen Conservation Area, think about stopping for a picnic and a short hike along the banks of the river. This signed route is one of the signed cycling routes in Northumberland County!
· Ganaraska Forest: Hundreds of kilometres of trails are available for various types of cycling, including many mountain biking options. Detailed maps are available at the Ganaraska Forest Centre, located at 10585 Cold Springs