Eastern Canada - trail condition Stirling to Campbellford?
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01-23-09, 01:31 PM
An elderly friend and I are planning a bike tour in May, and one area we will be covering is Stirling, Ontario to Campbellford. We know there is a user fee trail between these two communities and wondered about the condition of the trail. We are using hybrid, touring -quipped bikes with luggage and road tires. Would the trail be suitable for this type of riding, or is it more suited for mountain bikes and no load? Any advice or information would be much appreciated.
01-28-09, 08:25 PM
This is a link to the Northumberland county Tourism site. YOU may find something in here.
A phone number amybe.
01-29-09, 02:46 PM
Hi Liz, You are probly talking about the Trans Canada Trail. It is a rail trail in that section. I have never heard of or have I paid any fee to use it. I do a lot of loaded touring and I would not take my touring bike on that section of trail. I would stick with the road, it is a quiet ride most of the time. Stirling and Campbellford are both nice communities. I have ridden to Campbellford from my home, 100km round trip, just to satisfy my chocolate craving at the World's Finest Chocolate outlet store. Also when in Campbellfprd you want to check out the World's Largest Loonie and the suspension bridge over the river.
01-30-09, 08:11 PM
Hey! I'm from Grafton. I lived there for the first 20 years of my life.
I can still get there on my bike in about a half hour.
I usually ride past Grafton 2 or 3 time each month. (In the warm weather)
01-30-09, 08:19 PM
If you are looking for some nice easy riding in this area, tkae a look at the Waterfront Trail. It is a fantastic ride from Newcastle to the Belleville area.
Prince Edward County has some great scenic trails an a lot of heritage to see.
I think the first pioneers to Prince Edward County were the people that invented flat.
All of these trails are just a short drive from the Campbellford area.
01-31-09, 08:44 AM
Thanks to everyone who replied. I've got some useful info from the Northumberland tourist site. The area of Prince Edward County is lovely, and we spent a week biking there last year. We are looking forward to something a little more hilly and quiet, and the chocolate factory sounds like the perfect reward! Thanks for the tip.
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