The heart of St. Catharines' Waterfront Trail is Port Dalhousie with its antique carousel, sandy beach and busy harbour. Along the Welland Canal, people can still see a working waterfront in action as vessels pass through the canal locks.
- Long sections of off-road stone dust trail and quiet residential roads.
- Bike lanes have been installed along Lakeshore from Townline Road to Read Road.
- Trail ends at Courtleigh Rd west of Port Dalhousie.
- Unsigned (undesignated) route runs west on Lakeshore into the Town of Lincoln, where trail resumes at Lakeshore and 7th St. Louth. Caution should be exercised on this busy stretch of road.
- Stock up on water and provisions in Port Dalhousie since Trail west through Lincoln and east toward NOTL has few amenity stops.
Resources, Local Maps and Connecting Trails
The Niagara Region produces several excellent maps of the Region.
Tourism Niagara’s Cycling Route maps. Developed in collaboration with the Regional Niagara Cycling Committee, the Cycling in Niagara Map offers six different day trips in the region. It is available in English and French.
The regional cycling map provides a comprehensive guide to cycling in Niagara. Both the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie sections of Waterfront Trail are clearly marked, as well as the connections on the Niagara River Recreation Path and the Welland Canal Trail.
The Niagara Cycling Map is also available for download on an interactive PDF map.
Self-Guided Bike Trips
The Region and it's partners have developed an Online Library of Scenic Bike Routes, featuring hundreds of pre-selected routes, each one containing a map and turn-by-turn directions in PDF printable format. Check out this amazing resource at:
- Welland Canals Parkway Trail
- Greater Niagara Circle Route
- Merritt Trail
- Green Ribbon Trail
- Bruce Trail connections through the Merrit & Green Ribbon Trails
- Walkers Creek Trail