The official entry point to the Harbour Walkway can be found near Main Street, where Dalhousie and Lock streets join. Here, a stairway leads down to Lakeside Park. From the more popular entrance point at Lakeside Park, or from the downtown core of Port Dalhousie, the walkway can be accessed by heading toward the beach or harbour.
The walkway, from the stairway to the end of the trail at the East Pier, is approximately two kilometres.
Ample parking is located on the west side of the harbour beside Lakeside Park and can be accessed from Lakeport Road. The beach at Lakeside Park is now a favourite summer fun spot for residents and visitors alike. During the warm months, a snack bar and restroom facilities are open to the public.
The walkway continues along the harbour, the former entrance point to the First, Second and Third Welland Canals, and winds its way toward the downtown core of Port Dalhousie. The pedestrian bridge between Lockhart Point and the Heywood Generating Station offers passage to the east side of the harbour. The Harbour Walkway continues on the east side of the harbour, winding past the Game and Fish Association clubouse and Dalhousie Yacht Club to the East Pier and on to the Port Dalhousie Pier Marina. At the end of the walkway, the inner range lighthouse offers a view of the lake in a unique setting.