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Gump 06-07-13 10:55 AM

Areas north of Kingston
 
Been looking at some maps and this looks like a great area to ride. Anyone familiar with the area?

kebbs 07-19-13 09:09 PM

There are quite a few (and longer) paths as you head north towards Ottawa. What kind of information are you looking for?

Boudicca 07-23-13 07:08 AM

There is good riding there -- my club does weekends there every few years, and there are lots of quiet roads. Don't have the maps to hand, but you can probably find stuff online.

Gump 08-01-13 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Boudicca (Post 15879153)
There is good riding there -- my club does weekends there every few years, and there are lots of quiet roads. Don't have the maps to hand, but you can probably find stuff online.

I found a bunch of maps online. Someone else had mentioned the roads were very narrow with little or no shoulder. Sounds like the traffic isn't too heavy so it shouldn't be a problem. Guess I just need to go and see. Thanks

lucille 08-01-13 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Gump (Post 15912956)
I found a bunch of maps online. Someone else had mentioned the roads were very narrow with little or no shoulder. Sounds like the traffic isn't too heavy so it shouldn't be a problem. Guess I just need to go and see. Thanks

I often use Google streetsview to check out what the roads look like.

I haven't been on the roads north of Kingston myself, but can confirm that riding east of Kingston along St. Lawrence River is very nice. Especially past Gananoque where there's a paved trail alngside 1000 Islands Parkway.
Also, riding along Ottawa River is great, especially on Ontario side.

Gump 08-01-13 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by lucille (Post 15913369)
I often use Google streetsview to check out what the roads look like.

I haven't been on the roads north of Kingston myself, but can confirm that riding east of Kingston along St. Lawrence River is very nice. Especially past Gananoque where there's a paved trail alngside 1000 Islands Parkway.
Also, riding along Ottawa River is great, especially on Ontario side.

Thanks, We are going to do the loop from Cape Vincent NY to Kingston, Gananoque, TI bridge later this fall.

lucille 08-01-13 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Gump (Post 15914081)
Thanks, We are going to do the loop from Cape Vincent NY to Kingston, Gananoque, TI bridge later this fall.

I'm sure you'll enjoy it. We just did the Canadian part of it (for the second time), so if you have any questions, don't be shy.

Gump 08-05-13 01:15 PM

We may do the Wolfe Island trip this Saturday. Thinking about going up Gananaque for lunch.

lucille 08-05-13 09:42 PM

Sounds great, enjoy!

When you're getting out of Kingston, there's a spot just past Fort Henry that the road goes a bit uphill, there's no shoulder and traffic was quite heavy when we were there. There was a strip of pavement on the side of sidewalk that's separated from road by gutter. Not sure if we were supposed to be on that, but traffic was a bit unnerving, so we took it. It gets better not much later.

And if you decide to go a bit further past Gananoque, the road splits and goes to Hwy 2 and Hwy 401 to the left, and 1000 Islands Parkway straight through. You want to take the Parkway, it will also be marked with the Waterfront Trail symbol. http://www.waterfronttrail.org/

Gump 08-06-13 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by lucille (Post 15929834)
Sounds great, enjoy!

When you're getting out of Kingston, there's a spot just past Fort Henry that the road goes a bit uphill, there's no shoulder and traffic was quite heavy when we were there. There was a strip of pavement on the side of sidewalk that's separated from road by gutter. Not sure if we were supposed to be on that, but traffic was a bit unnerving, so we took it. It gets better not much later.

And if you decide to go a bit further past Gananoque, the road splits and goes to Hwy 2 and Hwy 401 to the left, and 1000 Islands Parkway straight through. You want to take the Parkway, it will also be marked with the Waterfront Trail symbol. http://www.waterfronttrail.org/

Thanks for the info. Last time we were over we road about 5 miles out of Kingston and I recall that hill with the traffic, just a little spooky.


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