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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

A Ride to Remember: the Cornwall Waterfront Trail

Cornwall waterfront riding

Add Cornwall to your summer vacation list for a cycling experience unlike any other. Enjoy amazing off-road trails right along the mighty St. Lawrence River with easy access to restaurants, shops, attractions and much more..

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Top Mountain Biking Trails in Kawarthas Northumberland

Kawarthas Northumberland Mountain Biking Harold Town

Quiet backroads and well-maintained bike paths are a major part of the Kawarthas Northumberland region’s charm. For some riders, though, nothing beats the woodland immersion and physical challenge of a good mountain biking trail Here are a few of our top picks for off-road enthusiasts.

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Industry Workshops 2021

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York Region - Welcoming Cyclists in York Region, April 12, 2021

Ontario's Southwest - Welcoming Cyclists in Oxford/Elgin/Middlesex, April 13, 2021

Halton Region - Welcoming Cyclists in Halton Region, April 14, 2021

Explorer's Edge - Welcoming Cyclists in Muskoka and Parry Sound, April 15, 2021

Destination Nothern Ontario - Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario, April 16 & 21, 2021

Northumberland Tourism - Welcoming Cyclists in Northumberland County, April 20, 2021

Kawarthas Northumberland - Welcoming Cyclists in Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas, April 21, 2021

Grey County - Welcoming Cyclists in Grey County, April 26, 2021

Tourism Hamilton - Welcoming Cyclists in Hamilton, April 27, 2021

Lanark County Tourism - Welcoming Cyclists in Lanark County, April 28, 2021

Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Huron County, May 10, 2020

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DArcyMcKby

★★★★★
Keen to Return
My wife and I are avid cycle tourists, having ridden our tandem bicycle on overnight and longer trips throughout Ontario, and parts of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, England and Scotland.

One of our first, and still most enjoyable rides, was a week long tour of Manitoulin Island. During that trip we stayed 2 very enjoyable nights at Gordon’s Park, which I initially discovered the year before our trip while working on the Island.

In addition to the clean, comfortable B&B accommodation, great food and exceptional hospitality, we were particularly please to find:
• secure bike lock ups;
• basic bicycle repair kit/tools (Terry's shop, it seems has everything needed to repair a bicycle);
• healthy snack options, readily available drinking water and rest areas; and
• local cycling information (4 cycling routes that begin & end at Gordon's Park & also the reference book "Cycling the Backroads of Manitoulin”).

After reviewing the routes suggested by Rita, we spent part of one day riding the Lakeshore Route, which is a loop of about 31 kilometers over paved, blacktop and gravel terrain. Points of interest along the route include views of unspoiled shorelines, wetlands, mixed forest areas and quaint farm operations. We spotted many varieties of birds (although we wouldn’t call ourselves birdwatchers), the “shoe tree” and painted rocks along the roadside and at Roger's Creek there was a rest area (with an outhouse) where one can enjoy the view, go for a swim (we did) or try fishing.

While not cycling, at Gordon’s Park we enjoyed a refreshing swim in the outdoor solar heated swimming pool, a relaxing tour of the nature interpretive centre and a brisk hike with Terry on the interpretive hiking trails in the park. We didn’t play mini-putt only because we ran out of time as the rest of Manitoulin Island was beckoning us to explore it by bike.

Certainly Gordon’s Park is conveniently located -- on Highway 6, not far from the ferry terminal at South Baymouth. We both highly recommend Gordon’s Park as a stop for cyclists (and other Manitoulin visitors) and look forward ourselves to returning soon for another visit.

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