Actually this rating is for the "old" canal - what is officially called the Welland recreational Waterway. I am visiting it all the time, "solo", with family and with friends!
Ships up close and personal, biking and walking trails, competetive and recreational rowing (no motors), serene scenery, St. Catharines, Welland and Port Colborne for chic restaurants, festivals, shopping and more. There is a multitude of great golf courses nearby in all price ranges and jaw dropping scenery at courses like Lookout, Niagara Parks, Peninsual Lakes. Conservation areas provide tranquility and... More
The bike paths along the Welland canal can take you from the touristy Port colborne, and the warm waters of Lake Erie to the rowing lanes and beautiful Merrit park in Welland. I found the aqueduct that takes the Welland river under the canal very interesting and a good fishing spot near the downtown core of Welland.Not far from that... More
I have lived in Welland most of my life and the canal has always been part of it. there is so much to do and see along the canal. There is beautiful walkways and parks along it. Very relaxing just to sit and watch the water or the kayaks and rowers. You can also enjoy a drive along it. As... More
It's great to see the big boats go through the canals and ever more thrilling to see how the locks work when they decend into the lakes. You can do many relaxing things by the water, picnic or read a book or you can either bicycle down a paved path or go for a walk. During the summer there is... More
We cycled along the Welland Canal from Welland to Port Colborne, a good 17 km run. It was peaceful and enjoyable in the both the exercise and view aspects of this venue. There are flat water sports rental available as well and something for everyone in the family!
I have been to the st. Catharine's location many times and I'm still fascinated. Its so cool to see the large ships enter the locks with such ease and be lowered or raised to get to the next level of the canal. There is a movie you can watch and a museum at this location with an observation deck. Don't... More
Being raised in Welland, you can go along anywhere along the canal and sit and have a picnic or grab a pail and clean the car or go swimming. Great multi purpose waterway.
In Niagara our canal has a paved pathway following it from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. It is great for bicyclists, roller blade enthusiasts, skate boarders, as well as all levels of walking ability. It is accessible it in St Catharines, Thorold, Welland or Port Colborne. In Port Colborne it connects with the Friendship trail that runs to Fort Erie.... More
Great paved path for biking and walking. Very neat trek from Welland to Port Colborne to take in dinner once in Port. ( @27, Smokin Budha's, Lucy's)the bike ride will take 1 1/2 hours each way.
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