By Eva Voinigescu
Founded over 200 years ago, the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is your starting point for taking in the sights and tastes of the Niagara Region’s world-class attractions. The village’s tree-lined streets are perfect for strolling and home to beautifully restored buildings, fine shops, B&Bs, spas and restaurants. Fort George, a major War of 1812 site, offers an educational experience while the annual Shaw Festival is perfect for theatre lovers.
Just outside of town—and in the surrounding Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Valley areas—you’ll find the region’s celebrated wineries, from boutique producers such as Lailey Vineyard to larger estates like Jackson Triggs and Inniskillin. Many offer tours and tastings of their vintages, giving you a personal introduction to Ontario Rieslings, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and world-famous ice wines.
RELATED: Visiting the Shaw Theatre Festival
For a final, unforgettable adventure, get up close to Niagara Falls with a Maid of the Mist boat tour or ascend Skylon Tower to see the Falls lit up at night.
OTHER AMAZING DAY TRIPS FROM TORONTO:
• Muskoka: Ontario’s Lake Playground
• Prince Edward County: A Food and Wine-Lover’s Paradise
• Collingwood & Area: Beaches, Skiing, Festivals and Family Fun
• Stratford: The Best Theatre Around