Bicycle Around Lake Superior!
Day 6: Michigan to Ontario Canada; Sault
Ste Marie, Mi to the Montreal River, Ontario Sept 1; 74 miles
We crossed into Canada with no difficulty, showing our passports at the border and stopping at the duty free store. We got onto Highway 17, "The Kings Highway" which we stayed on for the next 400 plus miles to just North of Thunder Bay. The ride North from the Soo took us past the spectacular views of Batchawana Bay, past the Goulais River & Bay area where Bishop Baraga (1797-1868) built the Goulais Catholic Mission Church in 1862 that was still in use until 2006.
We had some absolutely spectacular views of the Lake about 20 miles North of the Soo and some awesome water falls along the way. The ride to the Montreal River took us up and down many hills as we neared the River on a very hot day.
We stayed our sixth night at the Twilight Resort on the mouth of the Montreal River, across the river from the power generator. This was sort of a hunting camp type motel with a number of bedrooms in the unit we rented, with a kitchen including silverware and dishes in the cabinets and a clothes line outside to hang our hand washed bike clothes on.
We stayed over night right at the convergence of the Montreal River into Lake Superior. What beautiful views of the Lake and River at sunset!
Note: If you are over 10 years old, it is against the law to ride your bicycle on sidewalks in the city of Sault Ste Marie, Canada, so good luck riding on the road with traffic!