On the east side of the Welland Canal/Port Weller Harbour, the George Nicholson Memorial Trail is a scenic, wide dirt path that runs out to MacIntyre Bay. There are fantastic water views, especially at the tip, where the Welland Canal meets Lake Ontario. The dirt path starts at Jones Beach, heading south along Port Weller Harbour past the St. Catharines Marina, to the tip, where there are great views of Lake Ontario. It’s 5.7 km out and back.
Add-Ons: Connect to the Welland Canal Trail, which runs for many km south along the west side of the Welland Canal. It’s 1 km from the George Nicholson Memorial Trail trailhead to the Welland Canal Trail, using Broadway to to Lock 1. Note: narrow sidewalk, no shoulder. You can also use the Welland Canal Trail to connect to the Waterfront Trail.
- 5.7 km (3.5 miles) out and back
- Broadway, near Jones Beach