Remember if you are American the speed limits are in KMH not MPH so watch your speed, I don't think you want to get pulled over for speeding in an other country now do you? If you are traveling up the Niagara Parkway on the Canadian side it is a slow boat to China at 40 to 60 KMH but it really only takes about 15 or 20 minutes depending on traffic to get to Lake Ontario from Ranbow Bridge. The views are so nice you really don't mind going slow so you can take it all in and you may find yourself going even slower and stopping at the beautiful parks along the way and pull offs to take in the views.
Bicycle Touring Niagara Falls
Round-trip self guided bicycle tour between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
With over 150 kilometers (93 miles) of paved bicycle paths and numerous mountain bike trails, Niagara is probably the most popular bicycling destination in Canada.
Best time for bicycling is Spring (everything’s in-bloom) and Autumn (leaves are changing colours). Summer can get a little too hot and is always humid.
The most popular section of the bicycle path runs north along the Niagara River from the Victoria Street / Niagara Parkway intersection (5 km/3.1mi north of “the falls”) to Niagara-on-the-Lake (at Lake Ontario). 25 kilometers (15 miles) one way. This is a paved bicycle path running parallel with the Niagara River.
Along this route you will travel through the most scenic countryside in Niagara.
The first 8 kilometers (5 miles) is moderate rolling hills. This part of the path is about 50 Meters (165 feet) above the river offering incredible views overlooking the Niagara River Gorge. Sites and points of interest include the Whirlpool, Niagara Glen, Niagara Parks Golf Course, Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Conservatory, Electric Power Generating Stations, Floral Clock, Queenston/Lewiston International Bridge and Queenston Heights Park/Brock's Monument.
Queenston Heights is where you will encounter a nasty little hill dropping about 50 meters (165 ft) down to the village of Queenston which is at river level (as a point of interest, this is where "the falls" was 12,500 years ago. It's been eating its way up-river ever since).
The village of Queenston is a quaint little village and a great place to stop for a break. You will find the Laura Secord Homestead here as well as the Mackenzie Printery.
From Queenston heading north, the terrain is fairly flat for the next 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) where you will enjoy Niagara's Wine Country (Vineyards and Orchards).
You can stop at most of the Estate Wineries along this portion of the bike path for tours, wine tasting or lunch in one of their restaurants (mostly California style cuisine i.e. chicken, salads, fresh fruits etc.). There are also a few roadside fruit stands/markets where you can pick up somebottled water, juice or a light snack.
As you near Niagara-on-the-Lake you will find McFarland House which is one of the oldest tea rooms in Upper Canada. They serve an excellent lunch! And Fort George, a remnant of the War of 1812 between the British and the USA.
This portion of the bike path ends at the old town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Considered the “prettiest town in Canada” Niagara-on-the-Lake is the home of the Shaw Festival, featuring plays by George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries in three beautiful theatres designed specifically for this venue. You will also find lavish homes, immaculate gardens, boutique shopping, bistros, countless expensive restaurants, 300+ B&B’s and a handful of very pricey Hotels/Spas. Well worth visiting for the day!
Total round trip is about 50 kilometers (31 miles). Allow 5 to 6 hours to really enjoy it.
This is a paved bicycle path with rolling hills. I would recommend you use either a hybrid or road bike with at least 7 speeds.
This path is probably suitable for teens or adults in fair or good physical condition. Too far and too long for young children.
This is a wonderful way to spend a day in Niagara! This is a paved bicycle path with rolling hills. I would recommend you use either a hybrid or road bike with at least 7 speeds.
The Falls at Night! 3
This is a shot of the American Falls at night during the light show. There are plenty of places to get a good view of either falls during the light show. It only takes about 15 minuted to walk from Rainbow Bridge to Horseshoe Falls, all along there are lots of places to stop and gaze. The Canadian side is much more crowded than the American side during this time.
Casual setting, very comfy and nice, we got friendly service over there and the food was tasty. GOOD VALUE. Chocolat dessert.... forgot the name but it chocolat mousse with chocolate cake in the bottom and dotted with cheesecake sprinkle with nuts, served with cranberrie sauce... YUMMY.
All You Can Eat Sushi and Japanese Dishes
They have over a 180 items and you can try them all if you want. They let you eat all that you want. Its not a buffet, you select from the menu, they prepare it , bring it to you and then come back and ask if you would like anything else. This repeated a dozen times before I finally asked for the bill. Friendly waitresses, if you newer ate a dish on the menu before, they explain what it is. Lunch price in Canadian Dollars is 12.99 adult, 11.99 senior, and 7-10 children 10.99 or 4-6year olds 6.99. Dinner pricing is now, 20.99 for adult, 18.99 for seniors, 16.99 for children 7-10 yrs. old, and 10.99 for children 4-6 yr old. Everything we ordered was very well prepared, well presented and tasty. They have two entrances, the official address entrance, I have written below, is the most off-puting one; it leads into a shabby hotel lobby but keep going through it and you will come to the restaurant. Or go to the corner, and a little bit down the cross street you will see their sign etc and use their main entrance.