Oshawa’s Trail system totals almost 27 km of paved surface that provides citizens and visitors with opportunities for

physical activity such as walking, running, cycling, rollerblading or bird watching.
Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path

Harmony Creek Trail

A safe and environmentally friendly way of getting to and from work, school, shopping, or a nearby park, the trails are a great place to gather and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.
Waterfront Trail Michael Starr Trail

Rossland Rd W
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TRAIL CHARACTERISTICS AND ACCESSIBILITY
The City of Oshawa constructs all new trails to meet accessibility standards. Older established portions of the trails may have steep slopes, sharp turns and unprotected edges with close proximity to the Lake or creek and may be considered as a potential obstacle for some users.  Some portions are prone to seasonal flooding and freezing. On-road portions of the trail require the user to maneuver along and across areas with vehicular traffic. For more information on accessibility please visit the City of Oshawa web site at www.oshawa.ca.

Golf St
Adelaide Ave E Bond St E King St W

Simcoe St S Centre St S

Harmony Rd S

Wilson Rd S

Ritson Rd S

Park Rd S

Gibb St

Olive Ave

Highway 401 Bloor St W

Stevenson Rd S

Farewell St

TO:

Park Rd S
Philip Murray Ave

Oshawa

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500 m

Lake Ontario

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OVBG Kinsmen Stadium Children’s Arena

Exit to Kaiser Cr

OSHAWA CREEK BIKE PATH

7 km
Bond St E King St E

Centre St S

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Downtown Oshawa

Exit to Midtown Dr

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City Hall Public Library Art Gallery

Exit to Downtown

Brick by Brick Park

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Rotary Park

Exit to Elliot St

Surrounded by lush vegetation this paved path meanders along the picturesque Oshawa Creek valley with connections to Downtown Oshawa (see last page). The creek is home to the spring and fall trout and salmon runs. Portions of the path travel in close proximity to the creek and has steep slopes, sharp turns and unprotected edges. Caution should be used when accessing and maneuvering the trail. 1 2 Lakeview Park– see Waterfront Trail Southmead Park

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Simcoe St S Ritson Rd S
Exit to Gibb St

Oshawa

Park Rd S
Exit to Sinclair Ave Exit to Mill St

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Highway 401

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority – (CLOCA) Administration Building Cordova Park

Storie Park

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Bloor St E

Bloor St W

TO: Michael Starr Trail
Exit to Oxford St

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Erie Park
Ritson Rd S
Exit to Erie St

Erie Street Park Storie Park

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Cordova Park

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CLOCA

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Wentworth St E

Rotary Park

Exit to Whiting Ave

Park Rd S

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Brick by Brick Park

Wentworth St W

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Exit to Thomas Ave

City Hall, Public Library, Art Gallery

Southmead Park

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10 Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens (OVBG), Kinsmen Stadium and Children’s Arena – Home to breathtaking floral displays and community events.

TO: Waterfront Trail Phillip Murray Ave TO: Waterfront Trail
500 m

11 Parkwood Estate – Once home to R.S. McLaughlin, the founder of G.M. Canada, this grand estate is now a National Historic Site.

Lakeview Park

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Rossland Rd E

MICHAEL STARR TRAIL 5 km
This urban trail follows a former CN spur line that once connected Oshawa industries with the rest of North America. The trail recognizes Colonel Starr’s many contributions to the City of Oshawa and Canada. This paved trail provides quick access to Downtown Oshawa (see last page). Relatively flat in nature, the trail has many road crossings. Caution should be used when approaching and crossing intersections. 12 City of Oshawa Information Centre – Stop to gather information about the many natural areas, cultural and historical attractions.
Division St

Buckingham

Hillcroft St. Exit to Jarvis St

Alexandra Park

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Connaught Park

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Exit to Grove Ave Golf St

Exits to Haig St

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Adelaide Ave E Adelaide Ave W Mary St Community School Park Simcoe St N Ritson Rd N

Memorial Park Centre St S Bloor St W TO: Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path

Centre St S

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William

13 Cowan Park

Mary St

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YMCA Bond St E King St E

Downtown Oshawa

Motors 15 General Centre

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Simcoe St S Olive Ave Cowan 13 Park Lviv Blvd Highway 401 Ritson Rd S

14 Memorial Park – Centrally located, this historical park hosts arts and cultural events throughout the year. The park is also the site of the City’s Cenotaph honouring the men and women who served in armed conflict. 15 GM Centre – Durham Region’s premiere entertainment centre and home of the Oshawa Generals. 16 YMCA

17 Mary Street Community School Park

18 Alexandra Park

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19 Connaught Park Community Centre

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City of Oshawa Information Centre Bloor St E

500 m

TO: Shopping

HARMONY CREEK TRAIL 4 km
This paved trail is surrounded by lush vegetation and meanders through the valley along the Harmony Creek. The natural surroundings of the valley provides a migration corridor for wildlife and naturalization projects have helped improve water quality. The trail has a number of steep slopes and edges with close proximity to the creek. Caution is advised when accessing and maneuvering the trail. 20 Donevan Recreation Complex – Additional amenities include an outdoor skateboard park and an ice pad.
Harmony Rd N

Exit to Downing Ct

Exit to Cobblehill Dr

Rossland Rd E

Ritson Rd N
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Wilson Rd N
Exit to Camelot Dr Hillcroft St

21 Farewell Park – Watch a ball game, shoot some hoops or just enjoy a picnic.

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22 Eastbourne Park – A great location for a picnic.

Eastbourne Park

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Exit to Regent Dr

Bond St E

King St E

Farewell Park Ritson Rd S 500 m Olive Ave

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Exit to Harmony Rd via Hoskin Ave

Wilson Rd S

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Donevan Recreation Complex

Trail continues through Clarington

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McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve

WATERFRONT TRAIL 11 km
Oshawa’s section of the 780 km Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail follows the shores of Lake Ontario. The trails in Lakefront West Park and Stone Street Park were built to meet accessible standards. Caution should be used on other portions of the trail that may contain steep slopes and unprotected edges close to the Lake. 23 Camp X – Established in 1941 as the first secret agent training school in North America.

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Sam Dr

Second Marsh

Colonel

Farewell St Harbour Rd Lakeview Park

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24 Lakefront West Park – Eight lighted slo-pitch diamonds and a concession stand (open seasonally).

Wentworth St E

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TO: Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path

25 Gold Point Wetland
Lakewoods Park

Ritson Rd S

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26 Renaissance Park

27 Stone Street Park, Pumphouse Marsh and South Oshawa Community Centre
Lake Ontario

Wentworth St W

Stone St Park Pumphouse Marsh & South Oshawa Community Centre

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Phillip Murray Ave

28 Lakewoods Park – Includes an outdoor skateboard park.

Exit to Connery Cr

Park Rd S

29 Lakeview Park – The jewel of Oshawa’s waterfront, Lakeview Park is the city’s most popular picnic destination.

Phillip Murray Ave

Renaissance Park

Wetland

Stevenson Rd S

25 Gold Point

30 Second Marsh – Administered by Friends of Second Marsh this 123 hectare coastal wetland has exceptional historical and environmental significance to explore along walking trails. 31 General Motors of Canada Headquarters

Wentworth St W

Lakefront West Park

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Camp X Memorial

Trail continues through Whitby

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500 m

32 McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve – Home to a wide variety of native vegitation, birds, mammals and fish. Also featured is the Dogwood Trail, for use by the visually impaired.

DOWNTOWN
Downtown Oshawa is easily accessible from the Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path and the Michael Starr Trail. Shop and dine downtown or enjoy the murals and floral displays. Places to visit include The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa Public Library, City Hall, the Canadian Automotive Museum and Memorial Park. Take in a show or a hockey game at the GM Centre or visit the downtown campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

TRAIL USERS CODE
Please respect the following code: • Motorized vehicles are not permitted. • Hunting is not permitted. • Abide by the signs regarding permitted trail use. • Cyclists must keep right, use a bell or verbal indication when passing, travel at moderate speed, use caution around pedestrians and dismount when crossing streets. • Keep right to allow others to pass. • Keep the trails clean….use the trash receptacles as provided (maximum fine of $5000 for littering). • Keep pets on a leash. • Leave flowers, plants and trees for others to enjoy. • Respect and protect our natural resources. • Be advised that trails are prone to seasonal flooding and freezing.

NATURAL FEATURES
Both the Oshawa and Harmony Creek valleys have vegetation that is typical of Southern Ontario valley lands. A variety of native plant material blends to form an active ecosystem presenting many opportunities to enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Many of the trails are intentionally preserved in a natural state. Whether travelling our trails by foot, rollerblades, or bicycle, or enjoying bird watching and fishing, Oshawa’s trail system has a lot to offer.

TRAIL ATTENDANT
On weekdays year-round a City employed Trail Attendant is available to answer questions, and help ensure a pleasant and informative experience while using the trails. Keeping the trails free of litter is the responsibility of all users.

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