Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Wow, 2018? You are thinking ahead on this one!
Everything suggested above is spot on.
Main thing to add might be that unless you enjoy long lines for beer, questionable food and loud rock music, to pack in your own lunch. It always seems more civilized to me to relax near the beach or on the pier and just people-watch while having a bite. Generally speaking, the local restaurants are just overwhelmed by the crowds making it a painful process to get almost anything. Maybe I just have less patience these days though.
If it is your first time in, then you might as well go in along Hwy 6. It is the main route into town from the N/E and also the busiest. If you arrive early, the traffic won’t be too bad and you will slowly crawl in with everyone and get to soak up the atmosphere. Otherwise your route is probably on the Cockshutt from Brantford which is marginally less busy, but is kind of like going in through the back door.
Other than that, just enjoy strolling around, bike and people-watching. Try to avert your eyes if you stumble across “Thong-man”. It is a bit of a laugh to see so many bikes collect for no other reason than bikes collect, on the 13th.
Rob in T.O.
K7 DL650 ABS