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Posted: 03/06/12 06:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any reason to think we would encounter more traffic (read: hassles) crossing at Port Huron into Canada on July 4? Considering heading over for a first-time trip to Niagara Falls. Saw several posts about the Niagara Falls KOA in Ontario, but unsure if it's a good idea to travel on that particular day.
Welcome any input about this trip in general, including other spots to see nearby. We need to be back in Michigan within about a week.
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Posted: 03/06/12 06:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Holiday traffic is always heavy. Have your passports and be nice to the customs guys and you should have no problem.


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Yep...be prepared for at least an hour line up at the border. I wouldn't let the wait deter you.

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The start of July is a holiday on both sides of the border. But with the 4th being in the middle of the week, the Canadians might already be back home.

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If you have a chance...stop for a night at Algonac State Park, right on the St Clair River before Port Huron.....see the freighters going by on the river...pretty cool!

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That port is always busy, I would say expect an hour at the most, but hopefully being in the middle of the week it should be good. Our holiday is on the Monday for July 1st (Canada day). I wouldn't think many American would travel to Canada for their holiday, especially since our money is close to par.

Nice to see you come to Canada, Niagara Falls is lots of fun, more to do on the Canadian side for sure. KOA is pretty good, and not far from the falls. There is also Jellystone park near by, but I would say the KOA is nicer.

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Have your passport ready, turn your radio down and take your sunglasses off (they like to see your eyes). Have a great time.


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Algonac is our favorite State Park. We also have a Great Grandson who is 1 year old who lives near there. If you have an extra day I can also suggest the Botanical Gardens by Hamilton. We are going there in July at the other end of the month. We usually cross at Port Huron. We plan on hitting the Shakespear Festival in Stratford also.


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Two addtional cautions: fuel up before you cross and have a thermos of coffee to sip as you go. That Hwy 402 is a long drive withour much on it before you get to London area. It is all new pavement though.


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bstark wrote:

Two addtional cautions: fuel up before you cross and have a thermos of coffee to sip as you go. That Hwy 402 is a long drive withour much on it before you get to London area. It is all new pavement though.


A long drive?
It is less than sixty miles from Sarnia to London,
not exactly my idea of a long drive!


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