Cyclists have been a pleasantly overwhelmed by Espanola’s friendly greeting and the beautiful scenery of the local portion of the Lake Huron North Channel leg of The Great Trail, Canada’s National trail system.

Around 200 people, 150 of them cyclists, were greeted by Espanola Mayor Jill Beer and volunteers yesterday.

The town hosted a breakfast feast at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex and a tent city was also set up on the grounds for the participants of the 2019 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, a 650-kilometer cycling tour from Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury.

Marlaine Koehler, executive director of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, says the local area is absolutely stunning and the cyclists thoroughly enjoyed coming in from Blind River.

Cyclists will continue onto Sudbury this morning, the final day of the five-day tour.