June in Ontario 2016

Day 16: Burlington to Toronto 62km
Wednesday, June 22.
Another sunny and warm day with a slight W wind. 25C

Today would be the last day of our June in Ontario bike trip. We left our hotel and retraced our route from yesterday back down to the water front trail and headed east. We were riding on Lakeshore Drive and the traffic wasn’t too bad. We stopped for a break at a “window to the lake.”

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Some of our ride today was on a paved trail which was a nice change from pedaling on the road.

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We followed the signs for the water front trail and were lead to Rattray Park which has a boardwalk through a marshy area. Too bad it was signed “no bicycles” so we had to walk them through. There was also a field trip of about one hundred school kids so we would’ve had to walk the bikes anyway. On the other side we found a shady picnic table and had our second breakfast.

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By this point in the day we could clearly see Toronto in the distance.

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After we crossed the Humber River we were basically downtown.

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We decided to catch the GO Train one stop west of Union Station at Exhibition Station for ease of boarding the train.

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Our plan worked perfectly. After sending a message ahead of time, we were met at Union Station by my brother Rick and the three of us rode the train to Rouge Hill Station and then went to his place for a visit.

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A few more people joined in on the visit before being wisked away for dinner in Ajax. Home at last. After dinner we had more visitors and before long it was getting late. Another happy ending to another bicycle adventure.

Thanks for following along.

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