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Address: Point Abino Road South, Fort Erie, Ontario L0S 1N0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-871-1600
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A good walk.....

It can be a place to look Lake Erie from a vintage point, if only you are ready to WALK A MILE......literally. The light house is in a gated community, you have to park your car... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2015
Brad J
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was a fun trek. We had to meet at a special place. We were able to park our car and then a shuttle brought us up to Point Albino. By the way, the only way to get there is to contact the Friends of Point Albino Lighthouse. It was an opportunity to me to be able to visit this... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It will be re open again next year, June 21, 2016..Closure after Labour Day in Canada! There is a waiver that you need to sign in before you can enter inside. A 30 min walk before you reach a very relaxing view and cold summer breeze out there!

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Thank Kaypeeeye
Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

The property behind the gate has been privately owned property since the land was granted. What part do people not understand? You should be thankful that they allow you to walk through on their private road and property. It is a beautiful walk with historic homes and scenery.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

It can be a place to look Lake Erie from a vintage point, if only you are ready to WALK A MILE......literally. The light house is in a gated community, you have to park your car outside, take an ID badge, sign a paper and take a long walk to reach the place. The walk is interesting if not tiring,... More 

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2 Thank Brad J
Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This view is worth the walk! There is a gated community surrounding the lighthouse, so you have to sign in with the gate and wear a visitor badge to walk to the lighthouse, but it is a really lovey walk. The homes in the community are large with beautiful landscaped yards, and as you walk along, you get great views... More 

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2 Thank Katie H
Kingston, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Why do we have a national historical site located in a community that allows very limited access to the Lighthouse? We were very dissapointed that we were not allowed to walk down through the gated community to the lighthouse. I would rate it Zero stars if I was allowed.

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Winston Salem, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

You CAN visit the lighthouse in the summer months. Just google the website and look at the times it is open. We drove up to the gate and a nice older woman greeted us and told us we could park wherever. She gave us waivers to sign and told us the rules. Basically, no taking photos of the houses (just... More 

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2 Thank TravellingGirl55
Fort Erie, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Could not see the light house, it is in a gated community. I hate knowing my taxes are paying for that thing when I can't even get near it.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Great view of Lake Erie and the cottages around. Just caution to Canadian cellphones - they see the Lighthouse as being on U.S. soil and they'll make you pay for roaming.

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Port Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

After about five years of waiting, I finally got a chance to see this lightstation in July of 2014. It is indeed a shame that the light is located within the grounds of the Point Abino gated community, but it's also worth noting that the community predates the lightstation - and in fact, the reason the lighthouse and keeper's house... More 

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