23 km from Kingsville, along the Greenway Rail Trail, brings you to Muscedere Vineyards. In addition to wine, they serve made-to-order wood-fired pizza. You can return by the same route. Alternatively, the mapped return route includes some gravel and paved roads, before rejoining the Greenway for a peaceful return to your starting point.
This 100 plus mile (over 160 km) route takes riders over rail trails, gravel and tar & chip roads in the southern part of Essex County. There are not a lot of services on some stretches of this route, so some advance planning as to how much water and how many snacks to carry is strongly advised. You may see more farm equipment than vehicles on several of the roads. Embrace the wind, and enjoy the ride!
This 40 km route uses the Greenway rail trail, paved shoulders, quiet paved country roads, and even a bit of gravel. Stops along the way include Simpsons Orchards (apples and more!) and the Willow Tree Market on the way back into Kingsville. Pick up some local produce and/or some local baked goods, and enjoy the bounty of the county!
The Greenway rail trail, gravel roads and some tar & chip lead you northwest of Kingsville. There are no services directly on this 56 km route, so make sure you are self-sufficient. However, the town of Harrow is located a couple kilometres west of the route on the Greenway rail trail. There are a couple spots marked on the map where you can opt to shorten the route. A plaque on Coulter Road north of County Road 18 gives some history of the area.
The "E" in EC Way is for Enjoyable, and the "C" is for Comfortable.
This 100 mile/160 km route can be ridden in either direction. It touches the shores of Lake Erie, Lake St Clair and the Detroit River. Between the lakes, the route passes through broad expanses of farmland and small towns. Some riders will complete the loop in a day. Others will take a credit card and a toothbrush and stay overnight at any number of accommodations available along the route. There are many choices for food along The EC Way, including ice cream stands and patio dining. The route is a mix of rail trail, county roads with paved shoulders, residential streets, paved township roads and multiuse trails. There is even a short section on a gravel road.
Note: there are a few short sections on busier roads.