Exploring Niagara is more like a visit to the French countryside than a trip to New York City, you have to look beyond the city walls. The Niagara Parkway is an excellent choice for your intimate excursion with wineries, craft breweries, restaurants, museums, and art galleries.
Stop the Voyage and Start the Journey
From the moment you get out of the car to visit destinations along the Niagara Parkway, it is clear that this entire community is built on romance, luxury, and adventure. Remember to refrain from drinking and driving, the skilled sommelier at any local winery can help make your road safe again for an afternoon of sight-seeing. Not into wine? stop by the newest additions to the Niagara Parkway experience, Craft Breweries. Since they are all fairly new it will be up to you to try their offerings and post reviews on Yelp or TripAdvisor to discover which brewery truly belongs at the top of the rankings.
The North Niagara Joy Ride
It can be difficult to get past all of the amazing attractions south of the escarpment (the high part), north of the escarpment (the low part) is home to extravagant rural experiences and quiet bliss. The North Niagara Joy Ride is great for any budget with a great mix of world-class destinations and beautiful and unique local waterfront parks. Looking for something in the middle? Try the Fort George Historical Site located at the end of the Niagara Parkway. Remember to ask locals for directions, many of the signs can be overgrown with beautiful local plant-life during the summer months. Locals are present throughout the community and often take pride in the local history of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Leave the Map Behind - Let the River Guide You
The Niagara River will protect you from going farther east than needed, keep your eyes on the sun and remember to return to the hotel by heading south along the parkway. Went North? Not a problem. The Village of Niagara-on-the-Lake has a pretty respectable nightlife with live music throughout the year all walking distance from the downtown parking lots.
If you plan ahead you can take in a stage performance at the Shaw Festival that runs throughout the spring and summer months in Niagara-on-the-Lake