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Route & Itinerary Day 3

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th

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Rondeau Provincial Park to Port Stanley - 83km

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 you are staying in- our staff will collect it and transport it to tonight's hotel in Port Stanley.

Guests staying in Erieau will eat breakfast at the Galley Grille in Erieau before beginning their ride. Breakfast is open from 7am

Guests staying in the Silver Motel will be shuttled to the campground for breakfast and to start their ride.

Guests staying in Bye The Bay B&B can choose to eat breakfast at the B&B or the campground.

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 also 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 create the Crazy Eight Cafe, Garden Inspiration Centre and cafe. The cafe will be open from 9am to purchase coffee, snacks or sandwiches for a picnic lunch to be eaten further along today's route. One of the GWTA support vehicles will be on hand to transport any non food purchases that you may make. We can highly recommend the chocolate raspberry scones!

Port Glasgow Yacht Club & Marina - 34km - Blue Flag beach 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! There's also a food concession down here.

Take a Bite food truck and Social Eatery - 34km

This Mediterranean inspired food truck and cafe sits at the intersection of Talbot Trail and Port Glasgow. Check out their daily special - it's sure to be delicious!

Picnic Area - 48km - Rest Stop.

The Elgin Tourism Van will provide water and information at this beautiful picnic area which also has washrooms between 10:30 and 2:30.

Tall Tales Cafe - 54km - Shuttle Point

Watch out for this famous cyling friendly 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! This place is definately a must stop - there is extensive seating inside and a nice patio to boot. If you didn't try the Crazy 8 scones then a piece of the Coconut Cream Pie is a MUST! If that's not for you then there is a huge variety of other food options including a huge variety of sandwiches and paninis.

Backus Page House, John Pearce Provincial Park - 57km

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. If you picked up take out from Tall Tales Cafe then this is a wonderful place to have a picnic.

Overnight - Port Stanley - 83km

Campground & showers - Port Stanley Arena, 332 Carlow Rd, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1B6 - tents will be set up behind the Arena in the adjacent school field.

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, there is plenty to do in Port Stanley.

Hotel Guests can ride down the hill into Port Stanley to their overnight accommodation - please follow the daily maps for directions to Port Stanley hotels.

Port Stanley Bucket List Ideas

  • Visit both the main beach and the little beach for different scenery and points of view
  • Walk across the King George VI lift bridge and enjoy the scenery off the oldest lift bridge in Ontario
  • Walk down the main shops and see what the locals have to offer
  • Try some Broderick’s ice cream in fresh, homemade waffle cones
  • Walk down the new pier on main beach for some fantastic water views of Lake Erie
  • Walk through the newly opened Hofhuis Park by the pier on main beach
  • Visit the harbour near sundown for beautiful views of the fishing boats, docks, harbour and lift bridge under the sunset

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

 

 

 

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