A Short Bike Ride for the Thanksgiving Weekend

With so much being shut down and or closed, cycling with the kids offers a great alternative. But where to go. Here is a suggestion.

If you are looking for something to do with the (grand)kids, here is a tip to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend weather. The forecast is still a bit iffy and changing, but it looks like we will have at least some sun eventually.

Go outside

How about a modest bike ride? We noticed a number of you started to cycle (again?) in our neighbourhood and you might be ready to explore a bit further. We put a short route together, just over 9 km. You could even walk it in about two hours.

Route description

Start at our community centre on Sutton Place (or anywhere on the loop really, that is so cool of loops, they are endless..:-)

We’ll start at the community centre, roll down through Fisher Heights to Meadowlands to cross the road into Inverness. Turning right, we will find General Burns Park already at the end of the street. We bike further south, cross Nepean Creek via a fairly new bridge. We’ll make a loop on the multi use pathway around the Ravines Senior Suites and we might want to stop at the new play structures or just enjoy a rest on the benches. The nearby stormwater ponds are teaming with life. Spot a few birds while you are there.

We’ll continue along Nepean Creek and turn right at the T-intersection of the two pathways. Here we hook up with the Nepean Trail that leads us via Grant Carman Drive’s bike lanes and the new pathway behind Movati back into Fisher Heights.


Pay extra attention at the Meadowlands intersection with the Nepean Trail.

Halfway the Nepean Trail you can cross the creek again and check out the allotment gardens on Viewmount. The ice cream shop is just of the route, in the Les Grillades mall on Prince of Wales and Collonade. There is also the Simpli Biscotti coffee and pastry place.

The several malls, the library and -with a short detour- even the Minigolf Gardens are easily accessible from Grant Carman.

It goes without saying that kids wear helmets and everyone knows the hand signals for stop, left and right.

Here is the map in Google Maps

Let us know what you think. We couldn’t upload the GPX file (security issues) but do email us at info.fhaca@Gmail.com if you need that file for Garmin, Komoot etc.