Short-Dalhousie Shake-Up

St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

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Waterfront Regeneration Trust

Routes along the waterfront for all your cycling needs

23 mi.
364 ft.

Enjoy a seasonal shake-up with a sublime mix of the outdoors: rural roads and wooded riverside trails, popular patios and a stellar beach! You can start or end your trip with a hike in Short Hills Provincial Park (we're easy), and cycle the Participark Trail along Twelve Mile Creek into St. Catharines for a quick break. Follow St. Paul Street out of town where you'll tackle Third Street Louth the right way--downhill!--and stop for a bite, a swim, and even a historic carousel ride in Port Dalhousie! Once back on in the saddle you'll follow Twelve Mile Creek back into St. Catharines where you'll pick up and backtrack the Participark Trail to the start.

This route follows signed connector routes to and from the Greenbelt Cycle Route as well as portions of the Greenbelt Route and the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. See below for images of the signs you'll follow.
This is one of 9 cycling itineraries showcasing Ontario’s best trails and two signature cycling routes–the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and The Greenbelt Route. Celebrate the Lake Ontario watershed and cycling while supporting rural communities and local businesses.

For more information on the Greenbelt Route and Ontario's Greenbelt including more recommended itineraries, visit

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