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    Are the Toronto - Hamilton - Niagara trails free of snow yet?

    I'm anxious to get going on my spring trip, maybe even this Monday April 14. So here is the story. It looks like I can take a couple of days off next week to make my ride. BUT...what conditions are the trails in?
    In Toronto the city does not clear the trails and since we had that ice storm last week they are a real mess.
    I'm wondering if anyone knows if the Waterfront Trail from Toronto to Hamilton, the rail trail from Hamilton to Caledonia and York to Dunnville are open. Also what are the surfaces of these trails? Do I chance being up to my eyeballs in mud?
    So folks in Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Caledonia et al, it's going to be a beautiful weekend. Get out your bikes and check on the trails for me.

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    I'll check on the Hamilton-Caledonia (not all of it) trail tomorrow - Snow should be gone. The rail trails are usually good for staying fairly dry, they are built on a good deep gravel foundation, won't get muddy at all. The Waterfront Trail is mostly on roads anyways, so snow won't be a problem after the weekend. I walked my bike on a portion of the Waterfront beach trail on Wednesday, it only had about 4" of snow on it then, probably all gone by now.
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    Sorry, didn't do any trails this weekend, just road stuff and not enough of it! A buddy of mine was on the Escarpment rail trail this morning, said there was still lots of ice and snow on it (has the escarpment blocking the sun most of time, not much melting going on) as well as lots of broken glass from a winter's worth of young hooligans drinking and tossing. You might want to wait another week, or try the Dundas-Brantford rail trail instead, or head for the Niagara-on-the-Lake - Niagara Falls tourist route.
    Most of the snow is gone in Hamilton, but there is still about 6" on the ground in areas that don't get any sun. Tomorrow should melt a lot if it gets as warm as it's supposed to!
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    Thank you everyone for your assistance. I've finished the tour. Check out the info at
    Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara Trail trip

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