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The Welland Canals Parkways Trail

46 Fraser St, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 1E3, Canada
+1 905-835-2900
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Part of Niagara Paved (Mostly) Off-road Circle Route

We're lucky in Niagara to have cycling facilities like the Welland Canals Parkways and Friendship... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
RiversBiker
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Port Colborne, Canada
Well maintained, but missing something...

I rode the parkways trail from Port Colborne to Thorald. It is a very well-maintained and flat... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
ICFY95
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Port Colborne, Canada
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This trail follows the canal along its west bank from St. Catharines through Thorold, Welland, and Port Colborne. In Thorold, the path crosses to the "Thorold Island" created between the old third canal and the current fourth canal in Welland, it follows the old fourth canal through the city, paved on both sides of the canal. The trail zigzags across the canal in Port Colborne until it meets the Friendship Trail at Seaway Park.
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46 Fraser St, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 1E3, Canada
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We're lucky in Niagara to have cycling facilities like the Welland Canals Parkways and Friendship Trails. I've cycled in many locations in North America and Europe and these trails offer the same charm. The Port Colborne end needs better (aka some) signage but that's a...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I rode the parkways trail from Port Colborne to Thorald. It is a very well-maintained and flat trail with few road crossings or other hazards. The problem with the trail is that there is a lack of points of interest in many sections and too...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

On a recent cycling trip to the Niagara Peninsula we went along the Welland Canal starting at Lake Ontario in St Catherine's. The trail runs from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Approximately 50km. Stopped in Welland for a coffee at a small Cafe which prides...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Ride along the canal - the whole of it - I think about a 100km round trip. Mainly flat except for the shortish and steep climb, or decline!, at lock 7. Near lock 1 you'll find a number of walkers but otherwise you'll mostly have...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a cyclist's dream! No traffic, great surface, lots of trail markers and historical viewpoints along the way. There are many ways to connect to the pathway.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Everything is planned for a safe interesting trip along the Welland Canal. It's a very beautiful area and the ships in transit are huge.

Thank sturdyCincinnati
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I liked parts of this trail. Not near as pretty as the trail between Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls. We ended up on Lake Front trail. How I don't know but that trail went right long Lake Ontario (part of it did) and...More

Thank MarthaColumbusOh
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Canal Waterway Trail is great runs parallel to the Welland Canal. I've biked from where I live in Welland up past Thorold and down to Port Colborne. Great paved path, well maintained. Good for biking, walking, running, etc. Great scenery, water views. I've seen freighters...More

2  Thank Jan G
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

enjoy your bike ride in peace without risking your life to careless or intentionally inconsiderate drivers. nice long trail runs parallel to the canal. nice spots along the way to stop for water breaks. various places to park your car and unload your bike such...More

1  Thank babynat
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This canal-side path is asphalt paved and nicely maintained. It is well used by walkers, runners, and bicyclists. In many places it is positioned to offer up close views of ships transiting the canal

2  Thank Thomas N
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Murray E
25 April 2016|
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Response from Erik O |
Ride the greater Niagara You are able to easily walk or bike, across the WELLAND CANAL BY FERRY AT PORT ROBINSON FOLLOW MARKED ROADS WITH SIGNAGE. Another route would be Hwy 20 “Lundy’s Lane” This or THOROLD STONE ROAD... More
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