I am planning a trip around Lake Erie this summer. It is going to be me and a friend. I have a passport. I have a few questions about border issues and some other issues with laws and whatnot pertaining to Canada.
I am going to be it looks like exclusively in the Province of Ontario... and what I am wondering about is what are the laws that pertain to camping in these areas? What rights do you have for unposted land? Is land generally posted and fenced, or not? What kind of trespassing violations can I expect if I get into trouble?
The thing is, that I am good at stealth camping, and I can be very adept at being discreet and keeping a low profile. However, I always like to be prepared for what I can expect if I do find myself in trouble.
Also, I am planning on crossing at most likely Fort Erie and then Marine City, north of Lake St. Clair. I plan on crossing there because I have family in Northern Detroit, so that puts me out closer to that area. I see online that there is a ferry there that runs for 5 bucks a car, which I will gladly pay for a bike. What is crossing like at Fort Erie? Does anyone have any personal knowledge?
I am on the Warm Showers List, and I hope to maybe get one or two places to crash safely from that. Otherwise, I may go door knocking throughout the countryside looking for friendly people who will let me use their yards. Has anyone had any experience doing that in this area? Will I be looked on suspiciously for being American? Tensions have been growing between the two countries politically, with this stupid missile defense system crap (I BLEEPING HATE THIS ADMINISTRATION, THEY ARE RUINING ALL MY TRAVEL PLANS).
If anyone has any advice on any of these things, I would be glad to hear it.