7.8 kilometres of skating each way. We did the whole length and back in one afternoon. It's so much more fun than skating around in circles at a rink. You need to watch your feet and be careful of cracks. Go early in the day to have better ice. Stalls with soup and Beaver tails several places along the route. Beautiful ice sculptures at the park at the beginning of the ice way. There are several places to access the canal that would probably give free parking roadside on the weekend.
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