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Lakeside Park and Carousel

1 Lakeport Road St. Catharines, ON L2N 5B3

On the shores of Lake Ontario, in Port Dalhousie, St. Catherines, there’s a pretty little park with something extra special: an antique carousel, with lots of horses and other animals, all beautifully painted and restored. The carousel sits in a covered pavilion near the lake and you can ride it for only a nickel! When we visited I was amazed by the number of adults having a ride, not just the usual swarm of kiddies. Besides the carousel there is a pretty beach area which unfortunately was rather stinky on the day of our visit but would be lovely at a time when there wasn’t an issue with high bacteria levels in the water. You can also walk down a long, concrete pier to view the two lighthouses. I wouldn’t recommend walking on the pier with smaller kids as there are no barriers and it slopes slightly towards the water.