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Bicycle Travel => Routes => Topic started by: bgphelps2 on February 10, 2011, 09:21:09 pm

 
Title: route from Owen Sound to Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Post by: bgphelps2 on February 10, 2011, 09:21:09 pm
In early August, 2011, I will be cycling from Owen Sound, Ontario to Cornwall, Ontario, as part of my cross USA & Canada trip. I have a choice of 3 Routes to get to Cornwall.
1.Northern route - Orillia to Bancroft, then over and down to Cornwall.
2.Central route - Barrie to Lindsay to Peterboro to Perth, then over to Cornwall.
3.Southern route-Barrie down to the coast of Lake Ontario, then over to Cornwall.
Anybody have insights as to which Route is easier, safer riding for a self-contained touring cycle. How are the road conditions, traffic, scenary, etc
bgphelps2
Title: Re: route from Owen Sound to Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Pedal Powered Family on February 11, 2011, 10:32:55 pm
While we haven't ridden along a lot of that route (rode Owen Sound to Hamilton in 2008), there is a cycle route (http://www.waterfronttrail.org (http://www.waterfronttrail.org)) along the shores of Lake Ontario that would take you all the way from Toronto to Cornwall. The question is how much of the city would you like to ride through? Would recommend your northern route if you like peace and quiet (although you would see a lot of weekend traffic through that area as it is Toronto's cottage country).

You would probably see a lot more cyclists along the lake.