Cosmic Mini Golf!
Mini Golf in blacklight!? Yippee! Well Lou simply cannot pass up some mini golf while we are on vacation, so when we passed by Cosmic Golf on our way up Clifton Hill, we just HAD to pop in. FYI there is what appears to be a bigger better course just around the corner called Dinosaur Park Mini Golf. Cosmic gives you coupons for $2 off each game over at Dinosaur. We were pooped otherwise we would have played some more.
Equipment: Glow in the dark putters and balls are given to you so you can find your way around in the blacklight. (Be careful the orange and pink balls looks quite similar in thses lighting conditions!)
- Road Trip
- National/State Park
Free Sport Broadcast Live (from Pay TV)
Pay to view Broadcasts of all live events For Free. You can see alsomost any sport broadcast at the casino next to the racing section. This inlcudes cricket, boxing, football, etc. Its on the Pay to View broadcast but you can see it free in the Racing Lounge
- Budget Travel
- Casino and Gambling
A good selection of things to do
There are plenty of options for the sport player and fan. Here is a list of sports that you can do while in Niagara Falls.
Hike the gorge
Bike the Niagara Parkway about 35k
Indoor Rock Climbing (St. Catharines ... Peaks)
Mountain biking in Short Hills
Boating the Niagara River
Buffalo Bills Game, Buffalo, NY
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Maple Leafs
- Hiking and Walking
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!
Equipment: 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.
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Want to fish...Have we got a guy for you
We just got back and we hired Cast Adventures for a half day trip. Couldn't have been happier. Paul is a great guy and a great fisherman.
We went for smallmouth and the 3 of us (1 experienced, 1 intermediate and 1 novice) all caught fish. 22 in the boat! My husband went back out again the next morning and did just as well.
Paul made sure you didn't go without a rod in your hand and really went out of his way with our 9 year old giving him tips and making sure he got the technique down and caught. He ended up with a 5+ pounder!
If you are thinking of fishing in Niagara call Paul. He also offers packages with his B & B.
Equipment: Paul takes care of everything right down to the water bottles!
The right outfit makes the difference:)
Well standing on the deck of one of the Maids of the Mist isn't really a SPORT -- but you DO get quite wet:) The blue slickers, while not the latest style, do the job!
If outside is -20c, you must find some "inside" activities to do! Playing pool games is a good idea! Bowling is very popular too.
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