Fergus to Newmarket
John was up early preparing a wonderful breakfast. We said our goodbyes to Catherine and John and headed out on the highway across the Grand River, where we got a lovely view of the old mill. Luckily, we soon discovered that the Elora Cataract Trailway has a crushed rock surface which worked well for our bikes. At the end of that trail, we took country roads to get to the Caledon Trailway. So, for almost 70 km we were on the Trans Canada trail and away from cars and trucks. It was such a treat and we made good time. For the last 30 km we were not so lucky. Highway 9 was very busy and we only had an adequate hard shoulder for the last few km. Newmarket seems to be part of the urban sprawl of greater Toronto.
We are on the traditional territory of the First Nations of the Upper Canada Treaties Area 2