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Lockhart Point

Left: Sit down and enjoy a view of Martindale Pond. Top right: A view of the bridge connecting to the Heywood Gernerating Plant . Bottom right: A top view of the Heywood Generting Station. These waters attract large quantities of fisht. Photos: [Umar Syed].



Lockhart Point is located within Port Dalhousie and right near the docks for boating. It is a place where you can walk right along Lake Ontario on the pier. There are also picnic tables to enjoy a meal or two. Visitors can walk along the concreate pier to view the Heywood Generating Station located on Lakeport Road. Recreational boating is popular in Port Dalhousie, and if you have a boat you can dock it at the Port Dalhousie Pier Marina. During the summer time, the sunset and evening views of Lake Ontario are beautiful.  Recreational fishing is also permitted. When the sun is setting it is a great place to enjoy the view.Lockhart Point is connected to the Waterfront Trail and is in close proximity to Lakeside Park beach. Families can enjoy sitting on the beach or ride the famous Lakeside Carousel for only five cents.      



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Survey Tour of Natural Picnic Areas.


Hours of Operation

Anytime. Check local listings for Carousel open hours.



From Toronto:
Take the Garndiner Expressway W ramp
Merge onto the Gardiner Expressway and continue travelling until it connects to the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) in 14.8 km
Merge onto QEW/ON-403 W and travel for 74km
Take exit Regional Road 42 (Ontario Street) and travel 350 m. 
Turn left onto Ontario Street and travel for 2 km
Turn right onto Lakeport Road travel 900 m
The destination is on the right

From Niagara:

Take ON-420 W and drive for 1.9km
Keep left and connect with the QEW. Drive for 17.6 km
Take exit 47 (Ontario Street) and drive 350 m
Connect onto Henley Drive and drive 64 m.
Turn right onto Ontario Street and drive 1.7 km
Turn left onto Lakeport Road and drive 900 m
The destination is on the left



Lockhart Point is a part of the Port Dalhousie Harbour Walkway Trail. It ties in with the Waterfront Trail that follows the Lake Ontario shoreline for more than 1400 km from Niagara-on-the-lake, all the way to the Quebec border.  It is also a part of the Port Dalhousie Waterfront Trail. Lockhart Point is 1.53 hectares in area, and houses Lock One of the Second Welland Canal.  The Second Canal stretched from Lockhart Point and along Twelve Mile Creek all the way to the present-day location of Highway 406 in downtown St. Catharines. This part of the canal is no longer open to commercial shipping traffic.


Lockhart Point was once a part of the Welland Canal. Today it has been converted into the Heywood Power Generating Station.It was created around 1987 to 1988 by the St. Catharines hydro company. It generates 6.5 Mega watts of electricity which is enough to power two thousand homes.



Many species of large trees surround the Heywood Power Generating Station Visitors will also notice people using their fishing rods. If you have fishing gear and an Ontario recreational fishing license, why not join them? The rushing water from the small waterfalls at the Heywood Generating Station attracts large quantities of fish. You can fish from either side of the canal. There is more shade on the side opposite Lockhart Point. Ducks and geese are the primary animals you will see. The small enclosed area within the walls of the canal has calmer water perfect for the ducks to swim in.  .



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Ownership & Management

City of St. Catharines


There are garbage cans for waste removal. A parking lot is available right near the picnic area. No swimming allowed to do the heavy currents.




St. Catharines, Ontario
Municipality Niagara Region


9056885601 with ext.

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.201464
Longitude -79.265013
UTM easting 640954.415476515
UTM northing 4784648.614459523


Recreational and Community Services
50 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON
Tel 9056885601 with ext.

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