Hampton Inn By Hilton North Bay
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This day's ride was as long as the drive from GR to the Soo and while we enjoy the adventure of riding a motorcycle in whatever weather comes our way, driving in the north wind in 52 degree weather can be a bit tiring. Thankfully there wasn't any rain!
We headed out of Sault Ste. Marie, taking the Trans-Canada Highway, Rt. 17 east along …
... have ridden that made me wish for gravel. Nothing but potholes and shoddy repair jobs marked intermittently with construction. There was a small section centered around a nickel quarry that was beautifully paved, likely for the quarry's trucks. I was actually relieved to hit 17 again. I meandered through the rest of the day, not making good time due to weather, but instead pushed ...
... and few towns between North Bay and Thunder Bay to slow down their progress
What we learnt from this section of the highway, is to remember to never ever drive on it again The alternate route along the East shore of Lake Superior is far more scenic, and even if it took an hour or so longer, it would be worth it as the traffic is much lighter and is certainly very scenic.
... more info down the road. He was kidding but it was funny to watch her reaction as she tried to figure out how to tell him that she was only for Ontario.
We headed down to the marina in the downtown area. It is really beautiful and there are lots of public parks and beaches along the lake. We saw a few people fishing from the dock but there weren't many people using the parks considering it was a 23 degree day. ...
... drove past a couple of buggies on the way and the men in them looked like they might be Amish. I didn't realize there were Amish in Ontario.
As we drove past Sudbury I was surprised that it looked so green. I was through Sudbury in the mid 70's and recall thinking that it was an industrial wasteland. We were making good time so we decided to carry on to North Bay and found a campground close to ...
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We had rewards points so were able to stay here for free but it would have been worth paying for.
From the welcoming, first class lobby and quiet halls, to the comfortable mattresses and pillows, we enjoyed every aspect of our stay here.
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