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Route & Itinerary Day 3

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th

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Rondeau Provincial Park to Port Stanley - 80km

Start: Rondeau Provincial Park

Map:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 8am Rondeau Provincial Park
Luggage Truck Departure: 8:30 am. Please load your luggage before you depart for breakfast - all luggage should be loaded by 8:00am

Hotel Guests: Please leave your luggage in the Reception Area of the hotel - our staff will collect it and transport it to tonight's hotel in Port Stanley

Today's ride is along a very quiet stretch of quiet countryside following the historic Talbot Trail. Services and facilities are less frequent along this stretch and we encourage you to stop in the establishments outlined below to pick up food for lunch - there are some nice places to picnic. Some of the establishments we recommend are small so be prepared to move along to the next one if you find the lines too long. Our support vehicles will also be out on the road with water and snacks.

 

Crazy Eight Cafe - 18km

Built in 1890 , this unique eight sided barn was originally built for stabling animals, but was left empty for years. Current owner, Susanne Spence-Wilkins carefuly disassembled the barn and moved it to it's present location to creat the Crazy Eight Cafe, Garden Inspiration Centre and cafe. The cafe will be open to purchase coffe, snacks or sandwiches for a picnic lunch to be eaten further along today's route. One of the GWTA support vehicles will be on habnd to transport any purchases that you may make.

Port Glasgow Yacht Club & Marina - 34km - Blue Flag beach, food concession and washrooms

It's worth the 1km detour down the small hill to check out the Blue Flag Beach at Port Glasgow Marina - now might be the time to eat those delicious bakery items that you picked up at Crazy Eight Cafe!

Check out the "Slip In Landing" food booth recently voted " the best food booth on Lake Erie" for homestyle favourites with a view!

West Lorne  - 42km

Take a 5k detour to West Lorne for a more substantial lunch - you have no doubt seen the signs for Tasty Sweets Cafe tempting you from the side of the road - famous for their desserts, Tasty Sweets also offer lunch standards such as homemade soup, chilli and salads.

Other restaurants in West Lorne include Out to Lunch cafe, Subway and Sam's Diner

Picnic Area - 48km - public washrooms

Tall Tales Cafe - 54km

Watch out for this famous cafe which is hidden next to a self serve gas station and variety store. Looks can be deceiving; this is a very popular restaurant with people visiting form near and far to sample their famous pie!

Backus Page House, John Pearce Provincial Park - 55km

Located within the park grounds is the Backus-Page-House Museum, a restored Georgian style home which was constructed in 1850. On the grounds are a restored barn, honey house, heritage gardens and walking trails

 

Overnight - Port Stanley - 81km

Please note that camp will not open until 2pm  - if you arrive in Port Stanley before this time then please be patient and allow our staff time to unload your luggage and the Comfy Campers staff time to set up their tents.

 

 Today's Beaches--

 Terrace Park Beach, Howard Tsp (right beside Rondeau Provincial Park) https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/373

Clearville Campground, (not directly on the Route. Approx 2 km one way detour to the lake)  https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/367

Port Glasgow, West Elgin https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/2523

Port Stanley-Erie Rest Beach https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/2524

Port Stanley-Main Beach https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/2526

Port Stanley-Little Beach https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/2527