Did you know that the WRT releases itineraries and maps from each year’s Great Waterfront Trail Adventure free for download and print after the tour is over? And GWTA 2019’s tour info from Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury is now posted to our self-guided cycle tours page.
Itineraries for this year’s tour have been condensed into a Lake Huron North Channel Miniguide, which can be a valuable resource for any trip along the north channel, including suggested overnights, rest stops, hidden gems, bites of local history, and travel tips, including tips for riding on gravel roads.
This year’s tour connected to 24 of the 26 communities joined by the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail on the Lake Huron North Channel, along 12 heritage rivers, the rolling hills of Mennonite and Amish farmlands, through the rugged LaCloche range (not as hilly as it sounds), and right into the heart of Nickel City.
Here is a quick breakdown of the tour:
Great Lake(s): Lake Huron North Channel (touches Lake Superior)
Total Distance: Up to 460km
Start and Finish: Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury
Suggested Tour Duration: 5-7 days
Daily Distances: 50 to 115km (118 km with an optional ride to St. Joseph Island)
Suggested Overnights: Sault Ste Marie, Bruce Mines, St. Joseph Island, Blind River, Massey, Espanola, Sudbury
So have a look, read the guide, plan your tour and when you’re out there and you’ve got that social media itch, don’t forget to #WaterfrontTrail.