New Bowmanville Valley Trail extension links path through downtown to the waterfront
Published September 27, 2021 at 10:25 am
Clarington unveiled a new 600-metre extension to the Bowmanville Valley Trail last week, which will link the existing path from Baseline Road, south under Highway 401 to the Waterfront Trail.
“This is a remarkable space in the heart of Bowmanville, allowing our residents access to nature and our magical waterfront. This is a critical connection and part of a larger plan as we continue to upgrade and build new trails to enhance our existing network,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.
The project includes a newly constructed pedestrian crossing allowing residents to cross Baseline Road safely as they walk along the trail. It was a complicated construction staged over several years, as the trail extension goes under Highway 401 and the existing CN rail bridge south to the waterfront. Some work was also done to upgrade 1.4 kilometres of the Waterfront Trail stretching from Bowmanville Avenue to West Beach Road.
The Farewell Creek expansion, an in-valley trail which will branch and head toward Townline Road along Farewell Creek (with a potential future connection to a path in Oshawa) is also underway, with a potential opening later this fall.