2 Days - Toronto to Rochester - need Route advice
Setting out next week with a friend on road bikes. A car will meet us at the end of the day at hotel at Niagara On the Lake. We want to stay close to the Lake. Toronto to Burlington Bike Bath is easy (done it before). Then it seems we have to follow the N. Service Rd. for quite a ways. Is it safe on a weekday in the early afternoon? Is there a safer/calmer alternative that doesn't take us too far out of the way?
The second day, we'll ride up the Niagara River Trail and cross at the Rainbow Bridge. Then we want to go straight back to the Lake along the Niagara River on the American side. Is their a trail (similar to the beautiful one on the Canadian side)? If not, is Main St/Lewiston Rd. to River Rd. the safest/best way to get back to Lake Ontario?
At the Lake, River Rd. seems to turn into Lake Rd. (which sounds promising). Is this safe for cycling? Bike lanes?
It appears that around Golden Hill State Park, Lake Rd. turns into Roosevelt Hwy. It looks like a quiet, country road on Google Maps. Is it okay to ride on?
Further east is the Lake Ontario State Parkway that could take us most of the rest of the way to Rochester. Is it safe for bikes? Is there a better alternative.
We're actually going to a hotel in Brockport, which is west of Rochester and if traffic gets too hectic, we can make a call and get picked up by our companions in the car.
Thanks for reading. Any advice will be appreciated.