We are looking for advice for interesting tours this summer. We have gone great distances in the past but we'll only have a week (maybe two) to spare this year so would like to do something close to home. We live near Toronto and are OK to drive to a start/end point of a loop, preferably with <1 day drive. Or we could take a train if necessary. We are happy to tour in Canada or the USA.
We prefer being close to water - it just makes for interesting scenery in my opinion - but it's not necessary. We would like to avoid major traffic and truck routes of course.
Some ideas I had included Bruce peninsula, New York Canalway, Pittsburgh to Washington, Michigan state, finding a loop in Quebec, etc...
I'm looking for advice from people who have toured in the region, about interesting routes, return transportation (train/bus), camping ideas, etc.
Our style is usually guerilla camping or super cheap campgrounds... we don't stay in hotels or large campgrounds if we can help it. I'm not sure how easy or hard it is to camp along the rail trails and canalway trails as I've never ridden them.
I did some forum searching and got a few ideas but am interested in any other personal accounts of trips in southern ontario or in the northern states.