Old Erie Beach Casino Comet Theme Park 1885 – 1950 Historical Plaque Stories Clyde Linda Randall
the idea girl says
hello to tourists coming to the fort erie friendship festival fri june 26, sat june 27, sun june 28 who might also want to go for a walk along old fort erie, or waverly beach (bring your dog on a leash and play on the sand, or in lake erie), and for a walk along the friendship trails, and hiking dirt trails into the forest (look for old buildings foundations, wild life)
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4 may 2013
harry, clyde and I talking about the old bethlehem steel? Clyde’s and my memories of the roller coasters theme park, the comet, and stuff back in the early 40s -50s.
the idea girl says
take a walk down memory lane…
taking a walk down memory lane there’s several plaques with pictures from the late 1800s to 1900s showing the history of the area.
QEW fort Erie, thompson rd, bertie st Exit, turn right on thompson at Bertie, drive past walmart, no frills, past garrison it turns into helena st (golden nugget bingo on left), and down past dominion rd, straight to waverly beach park (free parking here),
there’s a washroom there but not open yet…
benches, picnics, dog walking, beach , suntanning, water, lake erie, swimming, explore the old ruins, nature, wildlife, dirt trails, goes up friendship trail to the niagara parkway, old fort erie is about a 10 to 20 min walk (i’m slow), cycling about 2 mins from here to old fort erie (snack bar opens seasonal hours)
old fort erie
350 Lakeshore Rd Fort Erie, ON L0S 1J0
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fort Erie was the first British fort to be constructed as part of a network developed after the Seven Years’ War was concluded by the Treaty of Paris at which time all of New France had been ceded to Great Britain. Wikipedia
Hours of Operation:
Open May 18 to September 2, 2013 10 am to 5 pm. September 3 to October 27, 10 am to 4 pm, extended to 5 pm on weekends.
Parking: Free parking is available for visitors.
From Buffalo, New York Enter Canada across the Peace Bridge. After passing through Customs and the toll booths, take an immediate right to Central Ave. Turn right onto Central Ave and follow Central Ave. toward Lake Erie. Turn right on Lakeshore Road then follow the road a short distance to Old Fort Erie.
From Niagara Falls/St. Catharines/Toronto Follow the QEW south toward Fort Erie. Take the Central Ave. exit. Turn right onto Central Ave. Follow Central Ave. south toward the Niagara River. Turn right then follow the road for a short distance to Old Fort Erie.