MAP C) MINDEMOYA CUP & SAUCER LOOP

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-Paved/hardtop, 43km, 3.5 hr @ 15km/hr

-Road bike/hybrid, experienced, cycle with hike options

-Park at Mindemoya Park on #542 E Mindemoya is an accommodating town with many shops, gas stations, restaurants, museums and a hospital. Your all day trip begins here. Turn right onto #542 W and almost immediately turn right (north) onto #551. Just past the Hospital turn left at old #551, then right onto Ketchankookem Trail. Enjoy the scenic view of Mindemoya L. Cycle on until you reach the junction of #551. Turn left, back onto #551, then right onto Rockville Rd. You are challenged immediately by two short steep hills before the road levels out towards Lake Manitou. The road zig-zags around the lake, allowing you several resting spots and lovely lake views. Past the Rockville Dock, at Newby’s Bay, the road rises again, stretches out and wanders until you reach the Rock- ville Community Hall where you turn left (north), continuing down a long stretch of road to the Bidwell Rd. A left turn at this junction will take you to busy #540. 1.5km to the left brings you to the entrance of the spectacular Cup and Saucer hiking trail. Here you will have the opportunity to hike the Niagara Escarpment to an elevation of 352 metres (1155 ft.) with its great views of Lake Manitou and the North Channel. If you don’t choose to hike, go on to M’Chigeeng via #540 for 5km. (This Hwy should see paved shoulders in 2020 - backtracking is always an option). M’Chigeeng is situated on beautiful West Bay. It has the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, a museum, restaurants, several art galleries and a unique twelve-sided, teepee-shaped Catholic Church. To return to Mindemoya, ride south on the paved shoulders of #551. Or choose the back roads by turning right onto Spring Bay Rd., Then turn left onto Hill St., which shortly becomes Corbiere Rd. beyond the Cross Hill Rd. Follow Corbiere Rd. past an art gallery and turn left onto Lakeview Dr. until it joins #551. Take #551 south, back to Mindemoya.



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