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    Trenton Canada and Niagara Falls

    My wife and I are planning a week to ten day ride from Southern Illinois to Trenton Canada and Niagara Falls area in August. Any suggestions about routes, good food, places to stay, must sees, or any other advice would be greatly appreciated. We are riding 2-up on an R1150RT and will combine some camping and some motel.

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    You must come to the Trenton rally!

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    Return to the site of the 2002 MOA International rally in Trenton, Ontario, Canada, where BMW motorcycle riders and their friends come together again each year. Camp in the beautiful and spacious Centennial Park, right next to the Trent River and Lake Ontario. While in the area visit the National Air Force Museum, take a tour of Prince Edward County, enjoy a winery tour of some of the 25 wineries in the area and other interesting sites. See the Canoe Museum and the world's largest liftlock in nearby Peterborough. Seminars, field events, flea market, rider awards, and 50/50 draws for our local charity, Camp Trillium (a camp for kids with cancer). Music and dancing on Saturday night. 'Sidecars in the Park' returns for its 3rd year. And a special feature this year will be the Reunion of The Rolling Broccoli Riders (MOA #249) Pre-registration is $45 before July 1, 2010, at the gate the fee will be $50. This includes 3 nights of camping, hot showers, door prizes, Friday night dinner, Saturday morning breakfast, and a Saturday night steak dinner with all the trimmings. Rally pin & mug to the first 250 attendees, continuous coffee/tea/hot chocolate are available for free, as well as sodas/pop and water. Send pre-registration to The Loonie-tic BMW Riders, c/o Chris Beck, Treasurer, 88 Riverside Blvd, RR # 1, Campbellford, ON. K0L 1L0. Canada. Registration form and more rally info are on our website at http://www.ltbmwr.ca or email us at the address on the website.
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    I'll be happy to guide you around Niagara Falls and you are welcome to stay at my place (near Hamilton) when you are in this area. Except for the dates when I will be in Trenton, of course.

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    Holly - I'm sure it's somewhere, but darned if I can see the date of R2T in your message..
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    August 13 - 15!

    Here's the URL for the rally page, and entry form:

    http://www.ltbmwr.ca/html/return_to_trenton_rally.html

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    Thanks, The rally idea sounds good. Now I guess we should decide whether to rally then do Niagara or vice versa.

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    Microman what is your starting point? Are your holidays set in stone or can you be flexible with the dates? If it works for you, you might want to consider starting at the RA rally in Vermont: July 29th - Aug 1st. I will likely be there, as will many of the others on this forum. Then a nice ride from there to the Falls, explore S. ON then end up at the Trenton Rally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by microman View Post
    Thanks, The rally idea sounds good. Now I guess we should decide whether to rally then do Niagara or vice versa.
    do both!

    and i'd take the long way through the Soo, Manatoulin Island, ferry across to the Tobermory peninsula... to the rally and then to Niagra, then home to IL.

    the Trenton site is one of the finer rally site's i've ever been too.

    say hello to Kiltie for me!

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    Holly,

    We are planning to leave on the the 7th and be home on the 18th. We would like a little Niagara Falls tourist time up front (not sure what that means) maybe Maid of the Mist boat tour etc., then we are hoping for some riding that ends up at the Trenton rally.

    Tim

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    Visian,

    I guess that would work in reverse. Niagara Tobermory peninsula, Manatoulin island, then rally. What is SOO??

    Microman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Microman what is your starting point? Are your holidays set in stone or can you be flexible with the dates? If it works for you, you might want to consider starting at the RA rally in Vermont: July 29th - Aug 1st. I will likely be there, as will many of the others on this forum. Then a nice ride from there to the Falls, explore S. ON then end up at the Trenton Rally.
    we hoped to do that as well Holly but that two week span sort of ended it for our schedule but it would be a wonderful plan. We were at the only Canadian BMWMOA 'national' rally in Trenton. Great time. See you at the RA though eh? Maybe the Salty Fog as well ... nudge nudge - Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by microman View Post
    Visian,

    I guess that would work in reverse. Niagara Tobermory peninsula, Manatoulin island, then rally. What is SOO??

    Microman
    Sault Ste Marie, Ontario pronounced Soo Saint Marie and known as 'the Soo'.

    OR the twin city...

    Sault Ste Marie, Michigan across the bridge!

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    Niagara Falls doesn't need anymore than 1-2 days. Arrive with a full tank, See the falls, take pics, walk around see tacky things, leave.

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    One day at the falls sounds like enough to me.

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    Do visit the Whirlpool Rapids, take the Maid of the Mist ride, (skip the trek behind the falls), tour Fort George, Fort Niagara and the touristy town of Niagara on the Lake. I've never taken a helicopter ride above the Falls. That's for my next visit. As well, I plan on visiting the American side to take the stairs to the bottom of the Falls.

    A couple of times we've taken a tall sailing ship down the Niagara River and those damn Yankees have fired their canons at our vessel from Fort Niagara. Fortunately, our crew also had canons and returned fire. Causalities; none on either side and the buffet table was not hit.

    The Falls is a good place to visit. Try to ignore the carnival. Unfortunately it seemed as if for about 10 years, we had many different English relatives and friends that would visit us and a trip to the Falls became an annual event. It does lose its lustre when visited too many times.

    A winter visit is spectacular with the mist freezing on the branches of the trees.

    In my younger dumber days, my friends and I would sun tan on the boulders in the Niagara River, just adjacent to the Whirlpool. It would require jumping from rock to rock to get to the largest ones. Good thing we never slipped or we would have been sucked down into the Whirlpool. Kids sure do foolish things.
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