Whitby - Waterfront Trail (Philip Murray)

Lakefront West Park

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Whitby - Waterfront Trail (Philip Murray)

Region/Township: Whitby
Coordinates: 43.852925, -78.873752
Meeting Place/Parking:

Meet at Lakefront West Park. South from 401 on Thickson, left (east) onto Wentworth, south on boundary which curves east onto Philip Murray, then turn right into parking lot.

Terrain: Waterfront trail
Difficulty: Easy
General Description:

With the exception of a short distance on Victoria Street, Whitby's Waterfront Trail is off-road and paved. There are a number of beautiful natural areas to enjoy, for example Lynde Shore Conservation Area and Thickson's Woods, the last remnant of old-growth white pines on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The Rowe House, the first mayor's house, is open for you to explore Whitby's history. Port Whitby Marina's Clubhouse is open to the public and is an excellent short stop for food and refreshment. Soft surface off-road trail between Lake Ridge Rd and Halls Rd Victoria Street is a busy road with gravel shoulders - use extreme caution Seasonal access through Port Whitby Marina. Trail is open from June to September between the hours of 7 am to 9 pm. All other times use Charles/Watson route. When open the Marina offers trail users washrooms, refreshments through vending machines, staff with first aid training and information Cycling on the paths through Thickson's Woods is prohibited Bridge crossing over Corbett Creek.

Main Access Points (with parking)

  • Port Whitby Rotary Sunrise Lake Park - 269 Water St.
  • Heydenshore Kiwanis Park - 589 Water St.
  • GO Transit - Whitby Station - 1350 Brock St. South

Complete map of Whitby's Waterfront Trail available on the Town's website http://www.whitby.ca/en/discoverwhitby/explorewhitbygistools.asp?_mid_=7553 - See more at: http://www.waterfronttrail.org/whitby#local-map