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027 - Daytrippin’ 🚲 🚗 🚌 👟
The recent launch of the Bend Bus—providing weekend rides from London to Grand Bend—means we’re saving the patio lanterns for next week in favour of these perfect summer day-trips! So mount your bike, get in your car, or hop on the bus and enjoy all that London has to offer just outside our city’s limits.
Ride the Rails 🚂
The G2G Rail Trail features 127km of dedicated walk, bike and run trails connecting Goderich to Guelph along the old CPR railway line. Cutting through several communities and featuring historic landmarks, the trail’s as much a tour through time as it is a path across this portion of our province. For those looking to extend the day trip, here’s what six days on the trail looks like.
Bus to the Beach 🏖️
At 45 mins outside town, Grand Bend is easily within reach for Londoners with their own vehicles...and the patience to find parking. This is why taking a weekend trip to the beach, with the Bend Bus crew, is such a sweet idea. For less than the cost of parking, the round-trips leave from downtown (and Masonville) on select weekends over the summer, so break out the sunscreen and get on board.
Walk along the Water 👣
Rock Glen Conservation Area sports fun for the whole family, including a waterfall, a creek to hike along, and the promise of great fossil hunting. It’s an hour away by car—three by bike—which makes it a great trip even if you’ve only got half the day.
Stroll through Stratford 🌕
Sure, it attracts thousands of Beliebers and fans of the Bard each year, but the hour drive—three by bike—to Stratford leaves you ample time to pack in a morning of coffee at Revel (and/or Balzac’s), an afternoon of craft beer at Black Swan Brewing Co., and an evening gazing at the moon(!!).
Next week: Hit the deck
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