In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial and the anticipated completion of the Trans Canada Trail, a group of local riders tackled the Trans Canada Trail as it traverses Waterloo Region. Starting at the covered bridge in West Montrose on Saturday morning, we rode the Kissing Bridge Trail and back country roads through Mennonite farm country to the St. Jacobs Market, in time to buy fresh produce and some apple fritters.
For a Google map and directions from West Montrose to St. Jacobs Market via the TCT click here.
On Sunday, departing the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall, another group rode the Laurel Trail and Iron Horse Trail through Kitchener and Waterloo. Crossing the pedestrian bridge over the 401 at Conestoga College, the trail follows the Walter Bean/Grand Trunk Trail along the Grand River through Blair, crossing to the E side in downtown Galt. This group had a bonus tour of the new murals from the Cambridge International Street Art Festival. After a quick ride on the Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail which follows the Grand River downstream to Brant County, everyone relaxed with local craft beer and good food, on the patio of Thirteen, a new restaurant in the heritage centre of Galt.