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Cycling Outside Waterloo Region
#61
Sometime in the '90s I took the ferry from Toronto to St. Catherines and explored the Welland Canals. There were several built before the current one and parts of them still exist. Here are some pictures. Old Welland Canal.
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#62
Very nice! Where and how does one find these?

And welcome to WRC!
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#63
I know some of the original entranceway still exists at Port Dalhousie, but more the outline than the actual infrastructure.

When did the St Catharines ferry last run?
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#64
Some nice easy riding can be found along the original feeder canal for the first Welland canal, it starts near Port Maitland on the Grand river and cuts a straight line across to Wainfleet and onto Welland. There's a trail that starts in Port Colborne and runs along an old canal section that has been dammed and part of it is used for a rowing club. In Port Colborne the trail goes right past the huge old Robin Hood flour mill, there's also the old lift bridges that are pretty neat and good views of passing ships. Worth checking out the area on bike.
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#65
I found some nice info here, too:
http://oldwellandcanals.wikidot.com/home
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#66
Thanks for the awesome photos, and welcome to WR Connected!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#67


I came across this video tonight and was so excited! I have been dreaming of doing a Holland "biking only" vacation someday and this just got me so pumped about doing it!!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#68
Video doesn't seem to work. Sad
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#69
Whoops; I made an error with the URL. Should work now!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#70
About two years ago I went a bike tour in the Netherlands, it is truly spectacular.  We biked a similar distance, but a different route:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kTXLUp...sp=sharing

The infrastructure just makes it so easy.  I didn't plan a route before hand, I knew the cities I was going too and the highlights, and a general route, and barely even looked at a map during the day.

Also, we did as the locals did, we bought dutch bikes when we landed from a used shop for about 300 Euros, and rode them across the country, no helmets, no repairs.  Amazing.

The other thing we did was we found lodging through "Vrienden op de fiets"  Friends of the bike, which is a network of people who will put up who are bike touring in their homes.  Its pretty inexpensive, but much more importantly, you get to meet tons of people along your route.  It's actually targeted at locals (being in Dutch, and locations being largely confined to the Netherlands itself), but they occasionally get other Europeans, we were the first Canadians any of our hosts had met through the site.  

https://www.vriendenopdefiets.nl/en

I'd highly recommend the trip, but a word of caution, you may not want to leave.
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