This was one of the most surprising sites on my visit to Canada was this city. We were on our way to see the famous waterfalls and made a stop here. What seemed like a quick break from the bus became a surprise that everyone loved. Interestingly Niagara on The Lake has none of the show of the falls. There's no need for it to become a resort town to be special. Everything is spotless. Its streets, its shops, its flower decked gardens and its hotels, which seem like those from the Old West. It's like the set of a movie. It's a place you could decide to live in.
The military base Fort George is located in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, in a strategic location that allowed British troops to defend the United States in the war of 1812. In the Fort there are numerous artefacts representing typical scenes of the time, which tell stories of the war from the experiences of those who lived through it. You can visit the Fort from April to Octoat the Fort to celebrate this day.
Niagara on the lake, Ontario, Canada, is home to these vineyards. They have a great reputation and tradition producing a wine called Icewine and other wines such as Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Vidal, Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir and Pinot Grigio. Definitely a good place for people interested in wine and gastronomy
One of the attractions of the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is its golf course. This place has become a vacation spot for people with plenty of financial resources, and so a golf course has been built in the heart of the town along the beach. If you like golf, you know it. Here's a shout out to the people in the tourist office, and to hoping they have a great time playing.
We visited Pondview Winery on a wine tour with Niagara Vintage Wine Tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Pondview is a family owned operation started by Luciano (Lou) and Adriana Puglisi. There are a variety of red, white, and ice wines to try at a wine tasting. We were offered a sampling of 3 different wines, all with their own unique characteristics. The wines were accompanied with some cheeses and meats. We opted to also pay a little bit extra for a delicious treat - ice wine served in a chocolate edible wine shot glass! You drank the wine from the chocolate and were able to eat the container. It was amazing! Pondview's wines have won numerous awards both in Canada and abroad. It is definitely a treat to try their wine and be able to purchase it directly from the grower and producer!
Pillitteri Estates was a winery that we visited on a wine tour through Niagara Vintages Wine Tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. It is a larger operation than some of the smaller wineries that we visited, but it is still a family-run operation. They have won many, many awards and they are on display in the main entrance. We were taken for a tour around the winery, including down to the barrel room. There was a huge cement table in this room where the Pillitteri family can get together, as well as tons of barrels where the wine is stored. From there, we went back upstairs to a tasting room and tried several wines, including red wines, white wines, and both red and white dessert ice wine. We decided to buy a fancy sweet red ice wine (Cabernet Sauvignon) as it was quite delicious! You will love visiting this place, whether as part of an organized wine tour or on your own!
We visited Between The Lines Winery on a wine tour with the company, Niagara Vintage Wine Tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. It is called "Between the Lines" because the roads are numbered as "Lines" out in the country here, and it is literally located between the lines! We started by viewing the grapes growing outside of the winery and were told about their growing conditions. The climate in the Niagara region is ideal for growing grapes for all kinds of wine, including ice wine. Then, we went inside and our tour guide allowed us to try several different wines. This is a newer winery and a smaller operation that was less formal than other wineries we have visited with a small tasting room. We really enjoyed many of the wines here, especially the ice wines. We bought a Blush wine and a White Ice Wine.
I decided to go for a walk by Lake Ontario while visiting Happy Rolph's Animal Sanctuary in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. During the summer months, there are farm animals here for children to interact with, as well as a small park where they can play. During the Spring, Fall, and Winter, the park is considerably quieter and provides a sanctuary for wild birds. There are many trees where the birds can live, as well as a pond where ducks and geese are known to frequent. I saw many ducks and Canada Geese here, swimming around in the pond. There is a great paved path that runs right along the lake that connects to the Canadian 9/11 Memorial, where a tree is planted for every Canadian who died in the World Trade Center terror attacks. There is also a memorial plaque by each tree. It is a very peaceful place with great views of the lake.