Cyclists Test Waterfront Trail

Trans Canada Trail/Great Lakes Waterfront Trail:Bruce Mines
Trans Canada Trail/Great Lakes Waterfront Trail:Bruce Mines
Martin Lortz Photographer
Last week cyclists rode the new Lake Huron North Channel Waterfront Trail from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie completing a test run of the route and map.

Trans Canada Trail/Great Lakes Waterfront Trail: Government Road
Trans Canada Trail/Great Lakes Waterfront Trail: Government Road
Martin Lortz Photographer
Members of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust are leading the project and have been working with local and provincial partners to design the best possible route, avoiding Highway 17 or advocating for paved shoulders wherever possible.

Representatives of various tourism groups who promote Northern Ontario and the Algoma District took part in the  community presentations,  discussing the opportunity to promote cycling in addition to traditional hunting and fishing vacations in our area.

The “mobile workshop” as it was called, wrapped up on Friday with a ride from Bruce Mines to Echo Bay and then on to Sault Ste. Marie in the afternoon.

Sault Ste. Marie cycling legend and long-time advocate for the sport, Andre Riopel, was one of the group who cycled the entire 380Km route from Sudbury to Prince Township.

Trans Canada Trail/Great Lakes Waterfront Trail: Thessalon
Trans Canada Trail/Great Lakes Waterfront Trail: Thessalon
Martin Lortz Photographer
For some in the group, this was their first time in the north, and the beautiful scenery, gorgeous lookouts and stops along the route exceeded anything they could’ve imagined.

The maps need to be finalized and the route signed before its official launch in 2017.

 To view a complete photo gallery of the Lake Huron North Channel Waterfront Trail visit the site here http://www.lhncwaterfronttrail.ca/photos.html