The next is a visitor publish from Howard Pulver at Bike On Excursions in Ontario, Canada.
Yearly extra cyclists are discovering the nice alternatives for bicycle touring in Ontario, Canada. Essentially the most scenic and enticing areas for bicycling are situated near Niagara Falls and close to the shores of Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, simply throughout the border for guests from the US.
Lengthy distance cyclists touring between the northeastern United States and Michigan or Minnesota have discovered that bicycling throughout Ontario eliminates many miles of journey required to go across the Nice Lakes.
Listed below are two of the preferred areas:
The Niagara Falls area is without doubt one of the finest areas for bicycling anyplace in North America on account of the unrivalled surroundings and bike paths. Niagara can be Ontario’s oldest wine producing space with a rising variety of wineries welcoming guests. This space is kind of flat aside from one hill, the place you climb and descend the Niagara Escarpment.
Beginning on Lake Ontario within the charming and historic city of Niagara–on–the-Lake you possibly can bike 40 miles by means of the manicured parkland of the Niagara Parkway. The parkway is a restricted velocity roadway with a motorcycle path beside the Niagara River and Niagara Falls all the best way to Fort Erie, on Lake Erie throughout from Buffalo, New York.
From there the Friendship Path takes you 20 miles to Port Colborne the place you possibly can be a part of the Welland Canals Parkway. Right here you will notice ocean going ships journey by means of the locks in the event you comply with the bike paths alongside the canal again to Lake Ontario.
For an extended trip, bicycle west to Dunnville and take the scenic River Highway alongside the sting of the Grand River, crossing the Niagara Peninsula to Grimsby.
Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County, situated east of Toronto is a peninsula in Lake Ontario with scenic rolling countryside, waterfront views, sand seashores, nice eating places and Ontario’s quickest rising wine producing space. Bike on quiet nation roads, discover historic villages, go to cheese factories, cease at Lake on the Mountain and take your bicycle on the free Glenora Ferry.
You may get pleasure from bicycling distances of as much as 40 miles for a number of days whereas staying in Picton or prolong your journey by going east to historic Kingston and the Thousand Islands or west to the apple orchards and rolling hills of Northumberland close to Brighton and Cobourg.
Lodging for vacationers in accommodations, inns and mattress and breakfasts is out there all through Ontario. Tenting and bike outlets are conveniently situated in most areas.
Most of Southern Ontario is situated on the identical latitude as Wisconsin, Michigan and New York with an identical local weather and panorama. The very best time of the 12 months for bicycling is between June and September when it’s frost free. For early or late season bicycling the realm close to Windsor and Level Pelee Nationwide Park (essentially the most southerly level on mainland Canada) is an efficient alternative.
There’s an ever-increasing variety of bike paths in lots of areas of Ontario. Paved nation roads with little or no motorized vehicle visitors prolong all through Ontario and are snug for bicycling though there’s a basic lack of paved shoulders.
Full data on Ontario bike routes, bike paths, amenities and companies is out there within the new Ontario Bicycle Touring Atlas and on the Bike On Excursions website online at www.bikeontours.on.ca.