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Nice trail for a walk

I've been going to this trail for years and have always love the totem pole erected here. It's not... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2019
St. Catharines, Canada
Hidden Gem in the Centre of the City

This park is very close to downtown St. Catharines, flanking the old Welland Canal valley before it... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2015
St. Catharines, Canada
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

I've been going to this trail for years and have always love the totem pole erected here. It's not something you get to see too often. The history of this trail is also very interesting with the old canal passing right through it. It makes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

This wonderful downtown park fell on hard times a few years ago, largely ignored by the City, and gained a reputation as a somewhat dangerous place at night. That was then; this is now. This is a great walk through mature woods, along the first...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

This park is quite different. It has the normal trails to enjoy, but it has way more. First of all they offer Frisbee Golf. People can compete to throw a Frisbee to land on specific places, all made of metal. That's quite unique. They also...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

While we were on Vacation, we wanted to take our dogs out for a walk. After doing some searching, we came across this place what seemed the middle of nowhere. It was a nice level walk surrounded by trees. A little brook and a small...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Joerenard305
Reviewed November 23, 2015

This park is very close to downtown St. Catharines, flanking the old Welland Canal valley before it disappears underground (then re-emerges joining the twelve mile creek). This park is part of the Merritt Trail which begins at Bradley Street in south St. Catharines, continues through...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

I remember waaaay back in 1967 when this park was created to celebrate Canada's centenary. The effort that was put into it was overshadowed by the old Welland Canal (then a cesspool for heavy industry) that added a certain - and unwanted - air to...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed August 3, 2015

Centennial Gardens is a long stretch of green space along the first Welland Canal; because it is in a valley, it is protected from the noise of the 406 Hwy and downtown St. Catharines. There is a totem pole and a historic wall that makes...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Dave D
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Located just off the main drag ...though you could be forgiven for missing it. The narrow forest valley feels far removed from the downtown. There is a river running along the walking trails flanked by huge willow trees. This makes it a perfect area for...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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