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Touring to Hamilton ON anyone?
SWMBO and I did a mini-tour from Toronto to Hamilton recently. It was credit card touring at its' best, with a stop at the Sheraton in Hamilton. The hotel was nice, but the friendly service was amazing.
You can follow the Waterfront Trail to Hamilton. We ended up taking Plains Road from Burlington to avoid the incredible hills as you near Hamilton.Hamilton has been trying to shake off its' "lunch bucket town'" moniker by re-doing the waterfront. There is a great bike trail that runs along the foreshore and goes along Hamilton Harbour to the DeJardain (sp) canal to Coote's Paradise.
There is a thriving artist colony in Hamilton, many of whom have deserted the high rents of Toronto for the cheap and funky west end.
When I lived in Etobicoke, I used to do my centuries out past Hamilton & Grimsby (route http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2198139 ) because I didn't think there was any reason to go into Hamilton. I'll have to go into Hamilton next time.
Haven't ridden that route at all this year (got married....life turned upside down ) hopefully I'll be back at it by next spring, or if I'm really lucky, late this fall.