In the centre of Oshawa I discovered this short but excellent park ride for cyclists. Though not too long at 7 km (one way) the Oshawa Creek (Joseph Kolodzie) Bike Trail has such varied scenery on the the route that it deserves to be posted on the map.
What makes this trek so interesting are the endless bridges and tunnels as it works its way along the creek down to Lake Ontario. Actually the bike path is well treed, shady and you would not think you were still bike riding in the city.
Having ridden many a Park Trail, this one is not boring. It flow well as you weave under roads and over the water, from one side of the creek back to the other.
An easy paved trail, well mark with signs, you just keep following the yellow centre line.
From the top it starts at the lovely Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens and crosses a few roads, Bond and King Street then travels behind an ugly mall where you cross the bridge to continue.
Once past this it gets better, and avoids the roads till you get to the park at the end where it forks two ways. The right fork has just a quick crossing over of Valley Rd. The other takes you down Simcoe St. S. 300 meters so that’s not much of a detour and you can do them both in your loop back.
As it ends in Lakeview Park, you are greeted with a grand view of Lake Ontario. Note at the park there is a small group of historical homes (Oshawa Museum), kids play area, lookout point and chance to go for a swim.
A great ride in the fall for the colours and a good choice for anyone looking for a new place to check out.
Plus more, much more riding can be had heading east or west along the Waterfront Trail shoreline