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Beautiful Walk to See the Lighthouse

It is free to walk to the lighthouse, but you do need to get a Guest Pass from the gate on your way... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Karen R
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Ridgeway, Canada
Excellent destination with MAJOR caveat!

You'll see some of the best views along this stretch of Lake Erie and the lighthouse is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Spencer L
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Sudbury, Canada
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Point Abino Road South, Fort Erie, Ontario L0S 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

I was not aware of this magnificent lighthouse until a year ago when I was checking out some other information about the surrounding area. I had my first chance to visit it this summer. Fortunately we went on a Saturday when guided tours were scheduled....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We took a tour on the 100th Anniversary. It was very interesting and quite a history lesson. Our tour guide was terrific and I would recommend everyone do this once in your lifetime as it is an historical landmark with a rich history. unfortunately our...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank AshCon_ExcavatingInc
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, the lighthouse access appears to be via a gated community. I am not certain when access became closed for the season, but as of Sept 27/17, there is no walkin-in or guided tour access to the lighthouse. Perhaps in future years access might be...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank andy_geology
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A million dollar restoration project has restored this 100 year lighthouse to it's original glory. Admission is $6.00 per person and can be reserved through the town of Fort Erie or purchased at the gate. There are a limited number of tours each season as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

It is free to walk to the lighthouse, but you do need to get a Guest Pass from the gate on your way in. It's about a mile walk from the gate to the lighthouse; an easy flat walk along the road, and completely accessible...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Karen R
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Despite being located inside a gated community and visiting this attraction is available to the public only a handful of days each year, it's worth the hassle. A one of a kind lighthouse fully restored in the last year or two surrounded by beautifully landscaped...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

You'll see some of the best views along this stretch of Lake Erie and the lighthouse is beautiful. If you get the opportunity to take an official tour, do so! BUT this is a gated community. It feels like an American enclave on Canadian soil....More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Spencer L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Although the Point Abino lighthouse is a Canadian treasure and designated a National Historic site, it is now part of a gated community and viewing the lighthouse is limited to a few week-ends in the summer and then to just a few hours each day....More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank AnneCrt
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was a fun trek. We had to meet at a special place. We were able to park our car and then a shuttle brought us up to Point Albino. By the way, the only way to get there is to contact the Friends of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It will be re open again next year, June 21, 2016..Closure after Labour Day in Canada! There is a waiver that you need to sign in before you can enter inside. A 30 min walk before you reach a very relaxing view and cold summer...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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