Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ste-Martine to Beauharnois Canal bike path

Some more nice'n'easy flat rides that everybody to enjoy.

Ride map. Green line is new (about to be opened) bike path link between the beauharnois canal and St-Etienne-de-Beauharnois.

Priest's home in St-Etienne-de-Beauharnois, with classy windows.

Rest stop along Beauharnois Canal bike path

Church in St-Etienne-de-Beauharnois

We have been exploring flatland between St-Martine along the Chateauguay river and the Beauharnois Canal to the north.

We found nice riding on quiet roads and the Beauharnois Canal bike path is just great with nice rest stops along the water.

If the wind is a bit strong, just remember, the ride back (with the wind) will be really great.

Eastern end of the Beauharnois Canal bike path - a cul-de-sac (dead-end) because of construction of the new Autoroute 30 toll road. (tolls!)

This western end of the bike path is about to get a new bypass and path to St-Etienne-de-Beauharnois.

The beauharnois canal bike path extends the full length of the south side of the canal, except at Beauharnois itself due to Aut. 30 construction.

Note that the quiet country road between St-Etienne-de-Beauharnois and the canal (chemin de la riviere nord) is still an excellent choice for a bike ride, the new path opens up a nice loop-ride option. This area is part of the projected new Route Verte axis along the south side of the St-Laurence river.


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