Hi there! This past weekend my maid-of-honour, Jenine, surprised me with a mini “bachelorette” party before our wedding! She knew I didn’t want a rambunctious party and so she told me to wear cute clothes and bring my camera. She surprised me by taking me on a biking trip around Wolfe Island and it was the most amazing day! We picked up the two cutest bikes from Cycle Wolfe Island as our rides for the day. Mine had a basket with pink tassels on the handle bars and hers had a basket with a little bell. The bikes definitely set the tone for the day!
We looked at the map and decided we would head to the Nine Mile Point Lighthouse since that has been on my bucket list all year. It didn’t look that far on the map, but man some of those hills are steep! My bike had the name “Huffy” on the seat, which was appropriate since we were huffing up those hills and laughing so hard! LOL. It might have helped if we had picked bikes with gears rather than the pretty city bikes but oh well, we looked cute!
It took us about an hour to bike to the Nine Mile Point Lighthouse, which included heading over to a second island. The Nine Mile Point Lighthouse is actually located on Simcoe Island and in order to get there you need to stand on the edge of the shore and wave your arms at a man named Doug. He waves to you from the other side and then heads over in his 2-car ferry to pick you up. It was the funniest little ferry we had every seen and we laughed so hard!
Once we got to the Nine Mile Point Lighthouse, we had a quick picnic and snapped some pics with the lighthouse. Built in 1833, it is the oldest lighthouse on the Canadian Great Lakes, which incidentally makes it one of the oldest continuously active lighthouses in the entire Western Hemisphere! It always amazes me that these beautiful locations are right in our backyard and that we don’t need to travel far to see beautiful lighthouses and bike around the waterfront.
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We ended the evening with a delicious (albeit very cold) dinner at the Wolfe Island Grill before heading back on the Ferry. The entire day reminded me of Anne of Green Gables with two ladies cycling around looking for adventures with lighthouses by the water. We had the entire place to ourselves and it was honestly one of the best summer days!
Thank you so much for reading! We will be doing one more post before our wedding next weekend so stay tuned!! xoxox L