Day 60: St. Mary’s Riverside Campground to Hyclass Campground

Hyclass Campground

Leave Sherbrooke and head north along the St. Mary’s River. You are biking against the river and gaining elevation so expect a challenging ride.

The route detours through Antigonish to save some kilometres. Antigonish, population 4 236, is home to St. Francis Xavier University, a bike store, Whidden Park Campground and a large grocery store if you wish to stop.

HWY 316 parallels South River as you bike towards HWY 104. Before arriving in South River you will pass through St. Andrews, a small town with a handsome church that beckons you into town. Distance signs in this area are erratic and not correct. HWY 316 is quiet and well paved.

There are a few small stores in South River as well as Ma Webb’s Steakhouse, an oasis for hungry cyclists.

There is a small general store in Monastery where you can acquire provisions for the evening. Your destination for is Hyclass Campground. This campground sits on the shore of St. Georges Bay and offers great views of the ocean. Wireless internet and laundry are available.

Kilometre Log
0.0Leave St. Mary’s Riverside Campground heading north on Sonora Road.
1.0Turn right on Marine Drive / HWY 7.
5.2Stillwater and Nimrod’s Camping. Marine Drive turns right here. HWY 7 continues straight. Continue north on HWY 7.
26.7Cycle past Lochiel Lake on your left side.
31.8Turn right off of HWY 7 onto HWY 276.
37.2Goshen. HWY 276 turns into HWY 316 here. Remain headed east on HWY 316.
44.5Cycle past South River Lake.
61.6St. Andrews.
66.5HWY 316 dead-ends into HWY 104 at South River. Turn right here onto HWY 104.
88.8Exit to Monastery. Turn right here to access Sunrise Trail / HWY 4 through Monastery and onto Hyclass Campground.
90.6Cross over the Tracadie River.
93.5Cross HWY 104.
95.8Turn left into Hyclass Ocean Campground.

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