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The Story: Bluewater Granfondo

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It was December 2015, on a cold brisk morning, when a few cyclists gathered at a local cafe that the Bluewater International Granfondo (BIG) was born. The goals were simple. Within four years, BIG has had an impact far greater than anyone could have imagined.

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Rail Trails In Kawartha Lakes

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The City of Kawartha Lakes, which incorporates Lindsay and the surrounding area, sits at the cross-roads of two major rail trails in Ontario. Travelling east to west across the entire region, the Great Trail, known locally as the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail intersects the Victoria Rail Trail, which runs north to south and offers plenty of trail riding for those looking to take bike trips in the heart of Ontario's cottage country.

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2019 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Find out more about our Ontario By Bike Ride destinations and schedule for 2019! New destinations and old classics all with the same great value! These small group weekend tours are self-guided, fully supported and always sell out!

Just Bring Your Bike and Ride!

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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

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Learn more about and view the presentations from our recent Cycle Tourism Conference held on March 1, 2019. 

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The following locations look forward to welcoming cyclists and have taken extra steps to offer cyclists the following services and amenities:

  • Secure daytime bike lock-up area, such as bicycle stands or posts for bike parking in most visible location possible
  • Provision of rest area & water and access to rest rooms
  • Local cycling information
  • Healthy, local food and beverage options if served on site

260 Scenic Caves Rd, , , L9Y 0P2

www.sceniccaves.com

If you’re an adventure-seeking cycle enthusiast, Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is a prime destination for you! Challenge your skills and body by peddling a 1000 foot vertical ascent up to the top of the escarpment on Scenic Caves Road. Though it’s only ...

Science North

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100 Ramsey Lake Rd, , , P3E 5S9

sciencenorth.ca

Science North maintains the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada: Science North, and Dynamic Earth.   Science North is a hands-on, immersive science centre with a fun and enthusiastic approach to science education. The Bluecoats (real sc ...

16210 Portview Road, , , L9L 1B4

www.scugogshoresmuseum.com

The Scugog Shores Museum is located on beautiful Scugog Island, overlooking the town of Port Perry. The mission of the Museum is to preserve, research, interpret and exhibit artifacts that illustrate the cultural and natural history of the area. The Museu ...

130 County Road 50 East, , , N0R 1G0

www.serenitylavender.com

A "Scent-sational" Experience! We welcome you to come taste the flavours, see the colours, smell the aromas and learn the language of lavender. Over 40 different varieties await to be discovered by you at Serenity Lavender. Stroll through the lavende ...

1244 County Rd. 2, , , K0K 2J0

www.shatteredpec.com

“...Post-nature industrial, transparent layers of coloured light, Frank Lloyd Wright through the back door,” says eco-artist Vanessa Pandos, describing the work she creates at her studio, situated in Hillier wine country. Using time-honoured stained glass ...

14000 Niagara Parkway, ,

www.niagaraparks.com

For millennia man has been fascinated by the overwhelming power of the Falls. Since 1958, Sir Adam Beck 2 Generating Station has captured that potential energy in one of Ontario's largest hydroelectric facilities. It's a wonderful example of a natural, no ...

1054 Liswood Road, P.O. Box 180, , , K0M 1M0

www.sirsams.com

We offer both cross country (13km) and downhill (9km) trails for all level of riders. You can enjoy riding the trails up and down or use the lift to transport you and your bike to the top. There is something for everyone including a great BMX pump track a ...

2-173 High Street, , , N0H2L0

www.southamptonoliveoil.com

Visit our shop in downtown Southampton to sample over 60 of the world's freshest, finest olive oils and flavourful balsamic vinegars. We'll pour your selection right from the keg and seal it and we can provide extra padding for your pannier bags! Open 7 d ...

78 Church Street South, , , L1S 6E3

www.stfranciscentre.ca

Located in the heart of historic Pickering Village, the St. Francis Centre is the Town of Ajax's centre for arts, culture and heritage. Formerly a church, the 140 year-old heritage building underwent numerous renovations to be transformmed into a mult ...

Station Gallery

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1450 Henry Street, , , L1N 0A8

www.whitbystationgallery.com

We are a public art gallery just off the waterfront trail in Whitby. Come explore our world-class exhibitions - it's always FREE to visit. Cool your heels on our patio, sign up for our family art days. We're open 7 days a week (except for stat holi ...

7388 Guelph Line R.R.#3, , , L0P 1B0

www.stonehavenfarms.com

Treat your taste buds to fresh baked fruit pies, cookies, tarts etc. and ice cream in the market brimming with local fresh in-season strawberries, tomatoes, garlic, sweet corn, apples, squash and local gourmet food items. Family fun also awaits picking yo ...

Summer's Attic

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4309 Hwy 520, , , P0A 1P0

www.summersattic.co

Summer's Attic has unique gift store offerings, home and garden decor, stationary, local artisan products, and custom sewing for repar and clothing alterations. There is also an ATM on the premises, as well as Tourist Information, available 24/7. ...

307 Main Street, , , N0H2G0

www.supboutique.ca

We specialize in Suplove stand up paddle boards, accessories & more! We offer Suplove stand up paddle board sales, rentals, sunset paddles & free demos! Our boards are designed on the shores of Lake Huron! They're durable, strong, lightweight, bea ...

440 Locust Street, , , L7S1T7

burlingtonpac.ca

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC), located in beautiful downtown Burlington, is a cultural hub of the community and offers the best in the performing arts to the citizens of Burlington. BPAC takes a leadership role in community cultural develop ...

The Fruit Wagon

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793 County Road 50 East, , , N0R 1G0

www.thefruitwagon.com

Our roadside self-serve wagon features fresh fruit, vegetables, culinary herbs and flowers in season grown on the shores of Lake Erie. You are welcome to rest in our shade, enjoy the country view, fill your water bottles (municipal water), and enjoy our f ...

451 Ottawa Street, , , K0A 1A0

www.thegoodfoodtour.com

Food lovers seeking a local, authentic, behind-the-scenes food experience will love what The Good Food Tour has to offer. Discover small town Eastern Ontario on a walking food tour of Almonte or Carleton Place. These towns are great cycling destinations a ...

173-3 High Street, , , N0H 2L0

www.carolnorrisphotography.com

The Light House Photo Gallery in the quaint town of Southampton on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron features the work of award winning fine art photographer Carol Norris. North American and European landscape, wildlife and nature photography is exhibite ...

The Market WFD

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900 King St., , , N5Y 5P8

themarketwfd.com

Voted London Ontario's best Public Market 6 years running.

10365 Islington Avenue, , , L0J 1C0

www.mcmichael.com

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique experience. From the art on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael provides an introduction to Canada’s art, art making and artists. The McMichael gallery is located in t ...

3103 Old Hastings Road, , , K0L 1P0

www.oldhastingsgallery.ca

At the corner of Hwy 620 & the Old Hastings Rd you’ll find The Old Hastings Mercantile & Gallery housed in Ormsby’s original 1890s general store. We feature fine Canadian arts & crafts, vintage toys, antiques, nostalgia, jewellery, cottage-the ...

224 Main St, , K0K 2T0

www.theregenttheatre.org

26479 Civic Centre Road, , , L4P 3G1

www.georginaroc.ca

18974 Leslie Street, , , L0G 1V0

www.sharontemple.ca

In the Upper Canada of the 1820s, in the Village of Sharon, a small community known as the Children of Peace crafted, with simple tools but consummate skill and artistry, a dramatic architectural testament to its vision of a society founded on the val ...

201 High St., , , N0H 2L0

www.southamptonartscentre.com

The Southampton Art Gallery is excited to enter their 18th year showcasing the finest regional and local talent right in the heart of downtown Southampton! Find us by looking for the “Gateway to the Arts Archway” behind Southampton`s historic town hall an ...

143 Simpson Avenue, , , L1C 3K8

www.vac.ca

Located in the Historical Cream of Barley Mill situated along Soper Creek, this local art gallery is open to the public and Free of Charge. The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is the place to experience art created by local, national and internationall ...

41 Bridge St. West, , , N4G 5P2

www.stationarts.ca

Since 1982, the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre has been home to: 2 heritage train stations, 2 galleries, a gift shop, arts programming, creative groups, events & seasonal farmer's market. Admission is free, free diagonal parking, bike stand, washroom ...

5424 Hwy 620, , , K0l 1p0

www.tinhousewoodworking.com

Located right on Hwy 620 (#5494) in the hamlet of Coe Hill,our unique building, complete with its original blacksmith shop, has been totally restored to showcase the work of many local artisans. Filled with one of a kind gift items including in-house wood ...

1920 Whitfield rd, , , L9L 1B2

www.tradingpostqualityfoods.com

A 7000 sqf country store specializing in gourmet & prepared foods. Butcher shop is focused on fresh local product & boasts winners of the best steak in Ontario. Thousands of unique sauces & condiments. Gift shop features Canada's largest Yankee Candle out ...

10585 Cold Spring Camp Rd, , , L0A 1B0

www.treetoptrekking.com

Come park your bike for a few hours and enjoy an exciting trek through our tree top aerial park. Climb way up into the trees on a variety of challenging obstacles before flying down one of our many zip lines. All you need are a pair of running shoes and c ...

2656 Concession #7, , , L1C 3K6

tyronemill.net

Tyrone Mills is a waterpowered mill built in 1846 and one of the oldest in Ontario. Flour milling, lumber planing and woodworking still take place here. Fresh cider doughnuts are made daily and there is a store where tarts, jam, honey, ice cream, cheese a ...

5591 County Road 2 Ingleside, , , K0C 1P0

www.stlawrenceparks.com/index.cfm/en/bird-sanctuary/all-abou

Turn your camping experience into a learning adventure that is fun for both avid birders and families alike at one of North America's only campgrounds located in the heart of a bird sanctuary. This nature reserve features 69 campsites and 5 group camping ...

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www.uppercanadabirdsanctuary.com/home.htm

Turn your camping experience into a learning adventure that's fun for both avid birders and families alike at one of North America's only campgrounds located in the heart of a bird sanctuary. This nature reserve features 69 campsites and 5 group campgrou ...

13740 County Road 2, , , K0C 1X0

www.uppercanadavillage.com/ucv/index_e.aspx

Come STEP OUT OF YOUR WORLD ... escape to another time and place, amidst the sights and sounds of a fully operational 1860s village. Upper Canada Village, is an award-winning re-creation of an 1860s village in Upper Canada just before Confederation. ...

55, East Pike Creek, , , N8N 3S1

urbansurf.ca

With our ideal location, you can discover all that Lake St. Clair has to offer; from nearby restaurants to social destinations, the area has something spectacular for everyone. Our family-friendly marina is a growing facility which includes washrooms, cha ...

7239 Concession Road 6, , , L9P 1R2

www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com

Come and experience our heritage! The Uxbridge Historical Centre has ten heritage buildings on a beautiful, multi-acre site with a scenic view of the Oak Ridges Moraine and the town of Uxbridge. The Centre has picnic tables with a nearby gazebo, wonderful ...

505 King Street, , , N8A 1J1

www.kent.net/wallaceburg-museum/

Located a half-block from the banks of the Sydenham River, the Wallaceburg and District Museum (WDM) occupies the former Wallaceburg Hydro building at 505 King Street. The museum was founded by the Wallaceburg Historical Society and has continue ...

505 King Street, , , N8A 1J1

www.kent.net/wallaceburg-museum/

Our mission is to document, collect, preserve and research the history of Wallaceburg and its district for the purposes of interpreting this history for our contemporary society, and passing intact its material culture to future generations. We offer tour ...

159 Nichol Street, , , N0E 1Y0

www.waterfordmuseum.ca

WHAM is located in one of Waterford’s best known industrial landmarks “The Pickle Factory” located along the Waterford Heritage Trail and the picturesque Nanticoke Creek. The museum exhibits the rich social, industrial, and agricultural history of the are ...

50 Isabella Street, , , N0B 2N0

www.waterloocentralrailway.com

Waterloo Central Railway runs a Historic Train connecting Waterloo and Elmira, travelling through the Mennonite countryside of Waterloo Region. They run their Farmer's Market Trains 3 times a day at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm on Thursdays & Saturdays from Ap ...

10 Huron Road, , , N2P2R7

www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our main gallery tells the story of Waterloo Region and our feature gallery showcases local and travelling exhibits from around the world. Waterloo Region Museum is open daily and is the e ...

Watson`s Mill

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5525 Dickinson Street, P.O. Box 145, , , K4M1A2

www.WatsonsMill.com

Watson`s Mill is a unique 1860`s working grist and flour mill, located in the heart of the Village of Manotick, on the shores of the Rideau River, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. The Mill is a designated heritage building because of its architect ...

827 Chetwynd Road, , , P0A 1C0

www.burksfallsdistricthistoricalsociety.com

Visit the Watt Century Farmhouse that was originally built in 1902, and take a step back in time. Filled with local stories and artifacts this site is rich with history. Today, the Watt Century Farmhouse sits adjacent to a Solar Farm, and is the second He ...

290 Main Street, , , K0K 3L0

www.thecounty.ca/county-government/departments/museums/

Wellington Heritage Museum is located in the heart of the village of Wellington. It was built in 1885 as a Quaker Meeting House and now features exhibits on local history. Highlights include a tribute to the Quakers or “Society of Friends” who played a no ...

61 Melville St., , , L0S 1J0

www.whirlpooljet.com

As seen on; The Amazing Race, Discovery Channel, Travel Network and TLC's Duggar Family 19 kids and counting! Niagara's Premier Family Attraction Since 1992! Awe-inspiring scenery, historical landmarks, class 5 rapids and the thrill of the Devil's Hol ...

698 Concession 3 Townsend Rd, , , N0E 1Z0

www.whistlinggardens.ca

Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk County, along the Waterford Heritage Trail, our section of the Trans Canada Trail, just 15 minutes south of Hwy 403 near Brantford, Canada’s newest horticultural playground represents 18 acres of landscaped ...

405 Dundas Street West, , , L1N6A1

www.whitbylibrary.on.ca

Public Library, featuring a large civic square with patio seating, on-site cafe, comfortable indoor seating, wifi, computer access and community programming. 

41 Jackson Street West, , , L8P 1L3

www.hamilton.ca/museums

Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation were six children who never married. In 1959 the three surviving members ...

B1125 Concession 7, , , L0K1A0

Nestled on the banks of White’s Creek and bordered by Lake Simcoe, Whites Creek Flower Farm is inspired by our rural roots and the simple pleasures in life. Located at 1125 Concession 7, Beaverton, the property was once home to the Lake Simcoe Barn, and ...

9935 Niagara Parkway, , L2E 6S6

www.niagarafallsmuseums.ca

The Museum was created in 1968 by the Willoughby Historical Society as an expression of pride felt by the community. The Museum, located in the former School Section #2 - Willoughby building, is now run by the City of Niagara Falls. The former Township of ...

3337 Concession Road 3, , , L1B 1L9

www.WilmotBlueberries.com

Pick your own blueberries (end of July - Labour Day). Appleberries cafe.

3513 Rainham Road, , , N0A 1P0

www.haldimandcounty.on.ca/residents.aspx?id=70

The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of rural education, the heritage of the surrounding community, and the memory of poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald. Step into a classroom of 1925… when the Union Jack waved over the schoolhouse… classes starte ...

1555 Talbot Road, , , N9H 2N2

windsorcrossing.com

Outdoor Mall with approx. 40 National and International Brand Name Retailers and Food Stores. Established in 1999, located in the Town of LaSalle, city of Windsor. Strategically located along a major arterial route, close proximity to Highway 401 and one ...

Winker's Nook

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39 Main Street, , , K0K 3K0

www.facebook.com/winkersnook

Enjoy the warm atmosphere and authentic charm of our store with its beautiful selection of antique furnishings and English country cottage decor. Our carefully selected one of a kind pieces conjure up feelings of comfort and add a depth of character to an ...

Woodlands Beach

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15175 Long Sault Parkway, , , K0C 1M0

www.stlawrenceparks.com/index.cfm/en/camping/beach-and-day-u

Woodland Beach's day use areas feature sandy beaches for swimming, picnic tables, change rooms, concession stand, and plenty of free parking. A nominal entrance fee is charged. As it suggests, Woodlands Campground is located in a beautiful wooded setti ...

16160 Hwy 12 E, , , L4R 4K6

www.wyemarsh.com

The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is located on 3,000 acres of wetlands, fen and forest in Midland, Ontario (Near Georgian Bay). The Centre includes an amphibian and reptile display hall, hiking, biking and skiing trails, canoeing and kayaking routes, an obse ...

6176 Main Street, , , L4A 2S5

www.ydhr.ca

The York-Durham Heritage Railway invites you for a nostalgic 20 km train ride between the towns of Uxbridge and Stouffville, Ont. Experience nature at its best while travelling through the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine, a unique geological feature less t ...

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