Hiking & Cycling in Welland

On foot or bike, there is plenty to explore in Welland and Niagara

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Cycling on beautiful Merritt Island

Cycling is becoming an even more trail-friendly experience in Welland now that bilingual signage has been added to the Greater Niagara Circle Route. In order to enhance the cycling experience, Welland Canal Parkway Trail signage helps guide cyclists and keep them on the cycling path. The City’s hiking and cycling trails have become a venue of choice for triathlons. The Rose City Triathlon attracts competitors from Niagara and beyond. Many competitive athletes use the City’s trails to train for cycling and running competitions.

To further encourage cyclists to take advantage of Welland Canal Trails, manual bike pumps were installed along the trail in June 2015. The pumps are located at the Welland Community Boathouse, Merritt Island, the Welland International Flatwater Centre, and a pump equipped with a toolkit is located at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. For information on cycling maps, places to visit, and cycling adventures, visit niagaracyclingtourism.com.

Hiking and Cycling on Merritt Island

Outdoor enthusiasts marvel at the beauty and serenity of Merritt Island – a natural paradise located steps from downtown, between the Welland Recreational Waterway and the Welland River. On trails that are part of the Greater Niagara Cycle Route, visitors and residents alike enjoy walking, hiking, cycling, rollerblading or simply picnicking in the park.

Greater Niagara Circle Route

Visit the Regional Niagara website for information on the Greater Niagara Circle Route.

Cycling in Niagara

Visit the Regional Niagara website for information on Bicycling and Walking Trails in Niagara.