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Touring the Twelve - Parts I and II

Left: Twelve Mile Creek in autumn (Richard Wouthuis)
Top right: Lower DeCew Falls (David Andrews); Bottom right: Rowing on Martindale Pond (Dave Bauer) 
 

General Information

This ambitious two-part tour takes you the full length of the Twelve Mile Creek watershed. You will see its fragile headwaters, which shelter the last remaining natural trout streams in Niagara, and the forested lands, agricultural fields, vineyards, suburbs, busy cityscapes, and industrial areas which border the creek. You'll end up at Martindale Pond in Port Dalhousie, the site of the world-renowned annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

 


 

Touring the Twelve Tour Itinerary - Part I

 Headwaters to Downtown St. Catharines - 3.5 hours


Right-click to download
complete TripClip tour for Part I
(MP3 audio podcast)
Large file - 94 MB 

 

On this part of the tour, you will visit the following destinations:

 

DeCew House
DeCew Town
DeCew Reservoirs Water Treatment Plant
Morningstar Mill
DeCew Falls
Short Hills Provincial Park - Wiley Road Entrance
Howell Family Pumpkin Farm
St. Johns Village
St. Johns Schools Cairn
St. Johns Common School
Samuel Chandler Monument
Bow-Ridge Herbs
Smiths Trees
Pillar 'N Pine Christmas Tree Farm
Bissel's Hideaway
Bretheren in Christ Cemetery
Sulphur Springs Drive
Short Hills Provincial Park (Roland Road Entrance)
White Meadows Farms
Henry of Pelham Estate Winery
Power Glen
DeCew Power Generating Station No. 1 / No. 2
Rotary Park
Twelve Trail
Participark Trail
Rodman Hall
St. Paul Crescent
St. Catharines Training Fire Tower

 


 

Touring the Twelve Tour Itinerary - Part II

Downtown St. Catharines to Port Dalhousie - 2 hours

 


Right-click to download
complete TripClip tour for Part I
(MP3 audio podcast)
Large file - 90 MB 

 

On this part of the tour, you will visit the following destinations:

 

Dick's Creek / Welland Canal
Highway 406
St. Catharines Gateway
William Hamilton Merritt Monument
Oak Hill / Oak Hill Park
Burgoyne Bridge
Welland Vale Manufacturing Industries
Merritt Trail and Merritt Trail Linkage
McKinnon Industries / General Motors Plant 1
Green Ribbon Trail
Old Port Dalhousie Heritage District
Lakeside Park
Lakeside Park Carousel
First Welland Canal
Second Welland Canal
Port Dalhousie Harbourfront Walkway
Maple Leaf Rubber / Lincoln Fabrics
Heywood Generating Station
Lock Tender's Shanty
Port Dalhousie Lighthouses

 

 


 


 

Google Paths

Below is the path


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Address

Thorold, Ontario

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.10764935860
Longitude -79.25026852590
This tour begins at DeCew House, 0.5 km west of the intersection of Merrittville Hwy and Decew Road, in Thorold, Ontario.

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