A Beautiful Escape: Why You Must Explore and Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake – One of the Prettiest Towns in Canada

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When it comes to the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls continues to intrigue. However, you don’t need to stay at a hotel in the busy tourist-filled area. Niagara-on-the-Lake is just a short drive from the Falls along the scenic Niagara River Parkway.

One of the best-kept secrets of Southern Ontario’s most popular and picturesque villages, Niagara-on-the-Lake, is an ideal home base for touring the Niagara region. And it is surrounded by renowned wineries, breweries and even distilleries. Not to mention the Shaw Festival and the many historical sites and scenic walks.

If you’re looking for a great place to escape for a quick weekend trip, Niagara-on-the-Lake is the best option. The area holds plenty of beautiful ways to spend your time. To know more, here’s a guide to look at as to why Niagara-on-the-Lake is worth visiting.

Explore the Town for Its Arts and Entertainment

Exploring the arts and entertainment scenes in the region of Niagara will always keep you on your toes with something to do. If you are someone who enjoys watching plays, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a must see.

Without a doubt, Shaw is one of many reasons to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake. You should plan a trip during festival season from April through October. Once you visited and witnessed the Shaw Festival, you’ll be in awe with its top-notch actors, the world-class production and performance, and the look of its beautiful facilities is a plus too.

You could also listen to the enthralling music that the Niagara Symphony Orchestra provides, as well as perfromances from Bravo Niagara! and Music Niagara. You will find that the cultural hub in the area is warm and relaxing through the hospitality and music they offer.

Diverse Attraction, Limitless Fun!

In the Niagara Region, there are many indoors and outdoors attractions that you can explore.

There are lots of indoor activities that the region offers such as amusing art galleries and lovely historical sites and museums that provide fun-filled hours.

Moreover, if you want to go for something fun in the air, you can hop on a Niagara Helicopter and ride above the Falls or watch it from the Niagara Skywheel. If you are fond of challenging adventures, try zip lining and skydiving or have fun thrilling in a jet boat ride.

If you are one of those sporty and outdoorsy types of people, you can indulge yourself in a wide range of outdoor activities, games, and sports. There are many adventurous activities that you can try such as swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and other thrill activities.

Additionally, you can also indulge yourself in other water sports in the Niagara Region such as scuba diving which is a beautiful way to explore the waters that contain sunken ships and reefs.

Wine Tasting and Wineries

Away from the Falls, the other thing that the Niagara area is popular for is its wine. One look at the expansive, lush hills and valleys of Niagara and you’ll know. The climate in Niagara-on-the-Lake is ideal for grape growing. Not just the place is perfect, but it’s also warm enough in the summer to get red wine and cold enough in the winter season to make ice wine.

If you have never been to a tasting room or a winery tour, you’ll quickly become hooked. Also, if you have never tried ice wine, you are missing out. The ice wine is full of the tastes of tropical fruits which is sticky just like pudding in a glass. The process of making this wine involves allowing the grapes to freeze on the vines, and they are also hand-picked.

Furthermore, you can also explore the local wineries through biking. The area offers tours to suit every need of the tourists. Other than ice wines, there are also cheese and wine tasting, and chocolate and other different wine experiences.

Family Fun!

Spending time with your family such as going on vacation is an essential way of enjoying quality time. You might be thinking about how hard it would be to keep your kids entertained during a vacation. But you will never experience such a problem in the Niagara Region because they provide activities for kids of all ages, and parents as well.

Plenty of activity centers and game hubs can be found in the Niagara Region. Taking your kids for arcade-style games and rides can be exciting to them. You can also take them to experience indoor skydiving and go bowling. You can let them play darts and pool tables and have fun watching the birds and beautiful butterflies.


Niagara-on-the-Lake is a sanctuary of wine, history, culture, and food. The avenues of Niagara-on-the-Lake have served as a getaway destination for visitors and tourists for over a century. The guides as mentioned above are one way to make your free time more enjoyable and filled with fun. So, get your things and pack your bags and discover the great experiences that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.

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Article contributed by Clarence Rivera. Clarence is an enthusiastic writer who loves writing about innovations and anything interesting. His interest also extends to engineering and architecture. He is also a part-time contributor to The Sleepy Owl. During his free time, Clarence enjoys watching movies and playing board games with friends.