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.
There are dozens of trails to enjoy across our city. This trail is one of two multi-use paths built along hydro corridors requirements for canadian pharmacy school in Burlington. The other difference between cialis and viagra trail is north of the QEW and extends from Roly Bird Park behind Costco running all the way up to the new Alton community near Walmart.
Our first stop was not a planned one. Jr Burlington spotted a playground in the park and wanted to stop to play for a bit. This adventure was all about the journey and not the destination, so why not?
Before long we had arrived at Appleby Line (home of the recent Car Free Sundays event) and were getting closer to our planned break at Nelson Pool.
This Olympic size swimming pool originally opened in the 1960s and was extensively renovated in 1995. The pool is fully heated so that even when the days get cooler in August, it still offers a pleasant swim.
The last time we were at Nelson Park for the Tri Kids Triathlon, I had noticed that there was a BMX-style bike hills course next door. I had to check this out!
Continuing on down the path, we crossed at Walkers Line. I wanted to highlight this intersection because it’s a great example of how Burlington has worked hard to provide great cycling infrastructure.
Notice the pedestrian signal and refuge island in the middle of the road.
Large clear maps and wayfinding signs help guide the way. You often don’t realize how helpful these things are until they aren’t present. Last year, I rode a similar Crosstown Trail through Oakville and remember being surprised that their trail doesn’t have nearly the signage that ours has — and they don’t have curb cuts at many of the street crossings.
The 4 metre wide trail features smooth pavement with the added bonus of a series viagra dosage 100mg of public art benches along the way.
Easterbrooks is famous for foot-long hot dogs and has been since 1943 when Irene Easterbrook
and her husband Ray Jr. opened their original location in Aldershot behind the Royal Botanical Gardens (still in operation).
I thought this corner was a really neat touch. Next to the hot dog phone is a desk nameplate for founder Ray Easterbrook. The walls are covered with memorabilia including autographed photos, dozens of newspaper clippings about the restaurant from over the years and even a framed photo of “Grandma” on opening day.
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Again, the signage along the way is fantastic.
After pausing for a Saturdays in the Square concert, we joined up with the Waterfront Trail at Spencer Smith Park.
The Waterfront Trail is a 1400km multi-use route that stretches from Quebec along Lake Ontario to Niagara and, as of this year, along Lake Erie to Windsor. The stretch we rode lays on the old trackbed of the rail line that used to run along Burlington Beach.
After our stop for a snack, it didn’t take long to make it to our destination, the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge and pier. This canal opened in 1826 and provides navigable access from Burlington Bay (Hamilton Harbour) all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
We did it! Biking through town, end-to-end, was a perfect way to sample Burlington scenery, its neighbourhoods and some fun diversions along the way. What a way to feel alive and lucky to live in this incredible city!