Gananoque is the western gateway to the Thousand Islands area in Ontario. This small town on the St. Lawrence has a lovely waterfront, numerous shops, restaurants, & accommodation options. It’s also a great departure point for boat & kayak trips around the islands. For running in Gananoque, there’s a 12 km trail system. See this map to create your own route, or run one of our mapped routes!
Gananoque Waterfront & Short Tour. This is a nice, 5 km tour of Gananoque’s waterfront and central area. Starting on South St., the first 1.2 km is along the waterfront, using South St. and then Water St., crossing the narrow bridge to the waterfront Joel Stone Park, where there are great water views. Exiting the park, head north on Market St., then briefly on King St. into Confederation Park — a nice, small park on the Gananoque River. LEFT on King St., then RIGHT on Stone St. to return to downtown. Do a few of the pleasant residential streets inside King St. (Rt.2) to make it a 5k.
Gananoque Long Loop. This route follows the short loop above, but then adds the Lions Loop trail of the Gananoque Waterfront Trail. From Confederation Park, take this unpaved trail north. It’s up to 4 km, passing under Highway 401, to Rt. 32 — do all of it or just part! For the return, we suggest doubling back on the trail for 2 km to a spur that leads to Rt. 32/Stone St., heading back south into town.
Gananoque Trail System. There’s a 12 km trail system in Gananoque. Use this link and this map for descriptions and suggested loop options. Elements of our two routes above incorporate this trail system.
Add-Ons: There’s some pleasant running on the residential streets between King St. and the waterfront — leafy, with nice homes. Also, the Thousand Islands Parkway starts at the eastern end of Gananoque, where you can hop into the paved multi-use path alongside it for up to 37 km!