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Paved/hardtop, 125km, 8.5 hrs., road bike or hybrid
Park at South Baymouth marina. Follow #6 north and turn left onto the 10th Sd. Rd. Continue on this road past a garden centre and over the Blue Jay Creek until you come to Tehkummah. Here you will find a century-old general store which is truly unique.
Turn onto the Government Rd., which takes you over the Manitou River, past the road into Michael’s Bay and through beautiful, quiet countryside to Providence Bay. Prov. Bay is famous for its long sand beach and boardwalk. You will be tempted to take a walk and swim before continuing your trip.
Proceed north from Prov. Bay on #551. At the Sand Rd. turn left and continue until you come to the Grimsthorpe Rd., where you turn right and head for Spring Bay. Turn left onto #542, grab any necessities at the general store and continue on #542 until you come to Union Rd. Follow Union Rd., past Poplar, to the Indian Point Rd. Follow this road until you arrive at #540, turn left to Silver Water, where you can find a restaurant. Then it’s straight ahead on #540 to Meldrum Bay, or in Silver Water, leave #540 and take the road straight ahead to the Silver L. Rd. Turn north and follow the road along the east side of the lake to #540 past some fascinating old cottages. Turn left onto #540 all the way to Meldrum Bay. It has a lovely harbour, a museum, and seasonal accommodations are available.
Now it's time to decide if you want to stay the night or head back 50km following #540 to Gore Bay. Optional side trips along the way are: Mac’s Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve with its great information centre and hiking trails, scenic Cook’s Dock, Burnt Is. Rd., or north to Sheshegwaning with its spectacular hiking trail.
12 On the Bay B&B, 14 Auberge Inn, 4 Meldrum Bay Inn
All the main routes are on public MTO or Municipal roads. None of these routes are official cycling-only routes. Please share the road with all users in a safe and lawful way. Road conditions vary & are subject to
change. Cycle according to road conditions. Refer to www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/cycling-guide/section5.0.shtml