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I haven't seen any special requests for things to see and do in the area of Simcoe so I thought I would post a few to start the ball rolling and get a feel for what people would find interesting.

Simcoe itself is a small farm town with most of the fast food outlets including DQ so there shouldn't be any withdrawal symptoms for those requiring cholesterol intake. They have a Wal-mart too.

The lay of the surrounding countryside is pleasant gentle curves and hills so one shouldn't get into too much trouble. Tail of the Dragon it is not.

I'm throwing the following up for starters and will add or edit as I find more details.

Port Dover: A beach town a few miles south, known for their perch and chip restaurants. Biker friendly.

If it's on the north shore of Lake Erie and has the name "Port" it will likely have a fish and chip shop.

Canadian Warplane Heritage, Hamilton: A flying collection of military aircraft primarily from WW II when engines growled instead of whined.

Motorcycle and Military Museum, Brantford: A collection as the title says.

Haunted Houses of Hamilton: If someone wants to look for Casper I can see what's in the works.

Niagara Falls: It can be 1 1/2 hours away or much longer if one takes the back roads.

Niagara on the Lake (NOTL): A quaint little town where jay walkers step off the curb without looking.

Bell Homestead, Brantford: Worlds first phone call came from here.

Kitchener Waterloo: A twin city arrangement. Not much in the cities but it's the edge of Mennonite country if you're into buggy watching.

Railway Museum, St Thomas: There is a working line from St Thomas to Port Stanley.

Welland: See the Welland Canal as the ships lock through.

Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton: Large expanse of gardens, woods, greenhouses and fields.

I'll look for more to add or you can browse www.cruisethecoast.ca for yourself.

Toronto is technically an hour and a half away but you start getting the feel of it a lot sooner. If anyone in interested in the CN Tower, Toronto Islands or other attractions PM me and I will try to get you info.
FWIW someone commented that the only good riding road in Toronto is the one leaving the city.

Please feel free to add or comment.

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African Lion Safari.

It is a drive through zoo but you sure won't want to do that on a Motorcycle but they do have buses to ride on.

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Hamilton and St Catharines both have a fair sized Korean and Thai population, and so, both cities have restaurants which cater to these ethnic tastes. This means spicy, lots of chili, lots of hot, if you want it. I have sampled several in St Catharines and they are all good. I have not had the same pleasure in Hamilton, but expect it would be as good.

St Catharines also has the Welland Canal, with it's locks to move very large oar ships from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie which can be an entertaining, but very slow, watching occasion. Port Dalhousie, the north end of St Catharines is a quaint little town with a maritime taste.

The North Service road from St Catharines to Hamilton boasts flea markets, restaurants, scenic views and manufacturers outlet stores.

The entire area between Niagara on the Lake and Hamilton is filled with wineries, which all have tours on one day or another. Just south of Jordan Station is a campground called Shangri La that is a nice friendly place to stay while touring those wineries.

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African Lion Safari.

It is a drive through zoo but you sure won't want to do that on a Motorcycle but they do have buses to ride on.
Whoa! For a minute I thought we were talking about Africa!!

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Whoa! For a minute I thought we were talking about Africa!!
I don't know if visiting Wild Rhinos get a discount on admission.

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It is a drive through zoo but you sure won't want to do that on a Motorcycle but they do have buses to ride on.
I thought you were referring to TORONTO >.............

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I thought you were referring to TORONTO >.............


Well...yes...that too!


Just thought some might find that place interesting. I guess because no matter what city I am in I always like to see the zoo.










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Should probably think about a spin around the Forks of the Credit bit of a ride but a nice afternoon. Its always top or close to the top of any list if Motorcycle routes
http://bikeroads.atspace.com/roads.htm#tor

there is one switch back that might be a problem, many of the other roads listed are either close by or on the way too.. one of my favorite rides.
here is a video of the switchback
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwtzXOctXoM

Forgot to mention - the forks of the Credit is a Great Fly Fishing spot

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I hope to make a ride over to Niagra Falls . And I hear its better from your side as well

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Mike, the view of Niagara Falls is definitely better from the Canadian side. I do plan on leading a ride into Niagara Falls, hopefully on Thursday.

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