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Offline fleutz

Going through Canada
« on: February 06, 2007, 06:29:15 am »
Is there a way to get to the canal-way without going through Canada? New rules are that you might need a passport to enter Canada just to enter and reenter into the US. Any route be appreciated.

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Offline Fred Hiltz

Going through Canada
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 08:36:58 am »
Not this year on the ground, but soon. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html

Fred


Offline litespeed

Going through Canada
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 11:11:23 am »
It's ALWAYS a good idea to have a passport.
And to take it with you whenever you travel anywhere. You never know what's going to happen. I know many people who've missed out on going somewhere good because they didn't have a passport or couldn't get one fast enough.


Offline ptaylor

Going through Canada
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 06:41:19 pm »
Fleutz. Are you referring to the Erie Canal in New York, Ohio, or where? When I googled 'canal-way', the only references I found were those states. I don't see how Canada is involved.

Paul
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Offline jimbeard

Going through Canada
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007, 12:30:08 am »
Yes ACA Northern tier maps will take you thru WI  ferry> across Lake Michigan-then south of Lake Erie connect to Erie canal trail just past Niagara Falls.

Jim  
 I am a bit confused thought you were a poster from yesterday going from ST,Paul to Ithaca NY.

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Offline ptaylor

Going through Canada
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2007, 06:01:25 pm »
OK. Now I think I understand (nobody ever accused me of being smart). Yes, I posted on going from St Paul, MN to Ithaca, NY. I rode most of that route in 2006.

I now understand that you want to go from Ludington, MI to Lockport, NY, where you pick up the (Erie) Canalway Trail: and you want to avoid Canada.

Have you seen the full National Bicycle Network? It's kinda hidden in the vast ACA web site.

I presume you have looked at the route I took, going north of Lake Erie, and traveling some 300 miles through Ontario.

Note that you can get from Michigan to New York by dropping down to Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. I presume you have looked at this option, and see that it will still take you through about 30 miles of Canada.

In either event, I understand that you want to avoid exiting and re-entering the US. Sorry, I have no experience in an alternate route.

My recommendation would be to get a passport. Start your paperwork well ahead of time. Or, as Fred suggest, you have one more year to travel without a passport.

I will echo Lite's opinion that you should have a passport. One never knows when an unexpected travel opportunity may present itself.

Paul

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Paul

Offline KALLEN61

Going through Canada
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007, 03:00:28 am »
It is bike trail from Buffalo Grand Island wide paved shoulders on Grand island and bike trail again into Niagara Falls.  The only bad part is you have to walk your bike over hte bridges onto and off of Grand Island