Port Dalhousie – A quaint gem for all outdoor enthusiasts

Port Dalhousie is a community in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It is known for its waterfront appeal. It is also home to the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and is historically significant as the terminus for the first three routes of the Welland Canal, built in 1820, 1845 and 1889

Above quote taken from Wikipedia

We decided to spend our Thanksgiving Day with a casual bike ride – I know – surprise, surprise. 🙂 How did we decide Port Dalhousie? We looked on the map, and picked a place we haven’t yet explored.

With Google Maps showing cycling trails or AllTtrails showing any and all types of activities, it’s very easy to plan our next adventure.

We parked at Lakeside Park and started our casual, relaxing bike ride around the streets of Port Dalhousie then back to Rennie Park, Royal Henley Park and then to Jaycee Gardens Park.

Sitting at Jaycee Gardens Park we saw this beautiful hawk – so mesmerizing to watch.

Looking at Henley Island

After a nice break, we decided to continue our ride to Henley Island. There we noticed a free launch for kayaks / canoes.

As you see from the larger picture below, there is a course for the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta including traffic patterns for rowers. The St. Catharines Rowing Club is located on Henley Island.

A view of Henley Island Drive

There are nice parks on Henley Island for dog walkers, hikers, or just having a nice quiet lunch.

More photos during our ride…

Our AllTrails Map

Martindale Pond will definitely be a destination for us to paddle once the warmer weather returns.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog and follow our experiences.

Happy adventuring! #getoutside #getoutdoors ♥

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