We started from Fort Erie, heading west on the Friendship Trail
toward Port Colbourne. We stopped a cafe/greasy spoon for lunch.
When we made it to Port Colbourne, we turned north and began
heading up the Welland Canal.
Moving onto "The Island", we stopped to rest at the Lock 8
After our break, we continued on as far as Welland. When we got
there, the Best Western was full but the awesome staff called
around and found us another hotel that had space. If I ever pass
through again, I'll make a reservation, and it'll be at the BW
because they were so helpful.
When we got to the escarpment, the trail began to descend along
a rail line. Half-way down, the trail zig-zagged to cross it, and
mom got fouled up and crashed, getting bruised up and cutting hand.
But that wasn't going to stop her! After checking her and the bike
out, we continued on our way toward Lake Ontario.
At the lake, we transferred onto roads to make our way to the
old town section of Niagara-on-the-Lake. We grabbed lunch at a
diner, then explored the town.
When we'd finished with the village, we headed south on a bike
trail that follow the Niagara River. Tonight's goal was Queenston,
where our hotel (with a reservation!) awaited us.
There wasn't much for food in Queenston, so we biked the 4km
into St. David and ate at the Old Firehall. They had a nice patio
and good food.
We wanted to stretch our legs after riding back from dinner, so
we walked down to Queenston docks.