But not only can you see narrow boats passing through this busy canal junction, or watch them navigate their way through several locks, but you can also take a woodland stroll around the pool at neighbouring Fradley Pool Nature Reserve.
Fradley Junction has supported a hive of activity on the canals over more than two centuries.
On The Swan pub side of the canal is the entrance to Fradley Pool Nature Reserve, dominated by the small lake which was created as a reservoir by the Trent and Mersey Canal Company in the 1780s to store surplus water.
In recent years the nature reserve has been classified as a Site of Biological Importance for the floral composition of the woodland and pool.
There is also a bird hide made out of native woods which offers a perfect view of the swans, coots and ducks on the pool, plus willow weave panels and plenty of bird boxes dotted around the woodland trail.
Parking is free for customers using either The Swan pub or the adjacent Kingfisher cafe.
But you can also park in the British Waterways Pay and Display car park on the other side of the canal, costing just £1 for four hours, with the canal-side cafe, British Waterways Shop and Information Centre just feet away.