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How to Bike Across Burlington the Easy Way

Adventure #64.

Did you know that it’s possible to cycle across our entire city almost entirely off-road? And I’m not talking about dirt trails.

There’s a wide, paved path that runs from Burloak Drive at the Oakville border all the way into the downtown core. At Spencer Smith Park, you can then connect with the Waterfront Trail to bike over to the canal at the Hamilton border and beyond into Niagara.

I wanted to make a family adventure out of this but knew it would take careful planning. We incorporated some stops at local attractions along the way to provide breaks and make the journey more fun for the kids. We also positioned a car at the halfway point so that mom and the toddler could head home early for nap time.

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