On a fairly demanding 300-km cycling trip from Toronto to Pointe au Baril, I stopped after six hours of riding at Forks in the Trail B&B. I'd ridden for about an hour past Barrie, into the hills of the hardwood forests north of the city, and felt relieved not only at finding the B&B but also at meeting Doug in the driveway with two bikes that he and Tricia had just ridden for a couple of hours. The first thing they did was suggest that I hurl myself into the salt-water swimming pool to cool off. I'd asked if I could have a peanut-butter sandwich, but instead Tricia prepared an entire dinner of salmon, tomatoes, bread and salad, which I ate on the deck overlooking a forest in a valley, while their venerable black Lab kept me company. (Sorry, Buster, I've forgotten your real name.) I slept like a log and, after a quick breakfast of eggs, granola, yoghurt, fruit, homemade bread and coffee, set off again down the quiet road that runs past the house. I can't think of a better way to break up a long bike ride or better people to help me do it. We'll be back.
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- Welcome to the Forks in the Trail Bed and Breakfast, an extraordinary 100 acre estate nestled within Horseshoe Valley and adjacent to the Ganaraska Trail. Custom built by the owners Doug and Tricia Frost, the home is a blend of wood and stone featuring local artistry. Guests may choose from a number of recreational amenities including a salt water swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room, yoga, nutritional cooking classes, and private trail system. The Forks is minutes away from Horseshoe Valley Ski and Golf Resort, Mount Saint Louis, Hardwood Hills, and many golf courses. ... more less
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