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Explore our many trails by foot, bike or boat 

We offer numerous wooded trails that run through or near the City of Thorold. Explore and enjoy the more traveled ones for hiking and mountain biking which include the nearby famous Bruce Trail and Short Hills Provincial Park.

The Welland Canal Parkway Trail is a multi-use, paved trail perfect for touring on a bike. This trail runs parallel to the Welland Canal and stretches 42 km from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. It is part of a network of trails that form the larger Trans-Canada Trail Link and the popular Greater Niagara Circle Route. The Welland Canal Parkway Trail is also linked by the Waterfront Trail in St. Catharines. This picturesque trail follows Lake Ontario's shoreline with Toronto's skyline in the distance. During the summertime, many residents take advantage of the private little beaches along the journey. 

Don't forget to try the multi-use, paved Friendship Trail in Port Colborne, along Lake Erie's shoreline which eventually hooks up with the Niagara River Parkway Trail. During the winter, many residents cross-country ski and snowshoe along this route. While exploring the Niagara River Parkway Trail, take your bike across the Welland canal on the adorable Bridge-it Ferry in Port Robinson.

For more information on other multi-use trails in the Niagara Region, choose from the following links below:

Glenridge Quarry Naturalization Site

DeCew Falls Trail 

Short Hills Provincial Park

St. Johns Conservation Area

Gerry Berkhout Trail

Steve Bauer Trail

Welland Canal Parkway Trail

Welland Recreational Waterway

Bridge it Ferry

Rockway Conservation Area

Louth Conservation Area

Waterfront Trail

Friendship Trail 

Niagara River Parkway Trail 

Twenty Valley Trail

Bruce Trail Association Niagara Section

Map of the Greater Niagara Circle Route

Smoke-free Outdoor Spaces By-law

The Region of Niagara established a Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces By-law that prohibits smoking in outdoor public spaces and is applicable at all municipal parks, trails playgrounds, splash pads, outdoor swimming pools, sports and playing fields and arenas. City Hall, the Thorold Public Library and all recreation and community centres are also included as prohibited areas. Community events and festivals that occur on municipal or regional property are subject to the conditions of this by-law.

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