One-Tank Trip for Aug. 26/17
(c) By Jim Fox
Happy trails to you!
It started in 1995 as a trail spanning 275 kilometres along Lake Ontario between Hamilton and Trenton.
Today, the multi-use Great Lakes Waterfront Trail stretches 2,100 kilometres and continues to grow to the delight of bikers and hikers.
What’s more, it has just been recognized as a “Trail of Distinction” by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
|Enjoying a trail ride are writer Jim Fox, Jenna Hunter and Natasha Ilic. (Barbara Fox photo)|
An expansion last year connected Lambton County and Kettle and Stony Point First Nation to the trail.
This year it added 380 kilometres along the Lake Huron North Channel between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, so the trail now meets Lake Superior.
Next year, another 650 kilometres will be added by expanding into Manitoulin Island, Huron,
Bruce and Grey counties.
This will close the gap between the North Channel and Southern Ontario and result in a continuous signed route from Sault Ste. Marie to the Quebec Border.