Great Canadian Road Trips: Cruise the Chatham-Kent Corridor, Ontario
Yes, Chatham-Kent! Though not a household name, this historic and scenic region—comprised of 23 small communities overlooking Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Thames River—is gunning hard to become a top motorcycle-touring destination, says local travel writer Nicole Keck, of Vacay.com.
Ride your hog along the postcard-pretty Highway 3 “Cruise the Coast” motorcycle route, which starts in iconic beach town Port Dover (home to thousands-strong biker rallies every Friday the 13th). Along the way, you can trace the path taken along the Thames River by British and First Nations loyalists as they were chased by American forces during the War of 1812. Visit some of the stops along the historic Underground Railroad, which ex-slaves braved on their path to freedom. The Chatham-Kent region was home to one of the largest and most successful black settlements in Canada. With Rondeau and Wheatley provincial parks along the ride, picnic and hiking opps abound also.
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