Often cited as the prettiest town in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake, has great shops, pretty houses along its backstreets. And of course, the Shaw Festival and Fort George.
Niagara-on-the-Lake was settled by the United Empire Loyalists who came to Upper Canada so that they could remain under the British flag at the close of the American Revolution. Tourists now-a-days are especially attracted to Fort George, which still stands proudly after the War of 1812. Then there is the Historical Society Museum, the Shaw Festival with its three theatres, and for boaters, the marina. For golfers, there are plush golf courses and for shoppers, the craft shops. Tourists strolling along the main street in Niagara-on-the-Lake can check the time of day on the huge Clock Tower in the square. A drive along the Niagara River Parkway is relaxing with lots of places to stop for a picnic. Just a short way out of town, the visitor can enjoy the trees and greenery of Niagara farmland and agricultural markets.
A side road here or there may just lead a person to the locations of some world-class wineries: Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs, Hillebrand, Vincor, Peller and Reif. And a short drive away from Niagara-on-the-Lake, there are other attractions: historic Queenston Heights, the Brock Monument, the Butterfly Conservatory, the Fallsview Casino and Niagara Falls, itself. Finally, there is a plethora of choices for bed and breakfast, inns and hotels to stay for the night.
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