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    Niagara Apothecary

    by tpangelinan Updated Jul 16, 2005

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    Niagara Apothecary

    This is a cool place to stop in for some history, this buolding has been around since about 1820 and renovated in 1866 when it was taken over by the apothecary and fitted up with a drug store. It was the one of the oldest and longest continuosly operated pharaceutical pratices in Canada until it closed in 1964. The Ontario Heritage Foundation took it over in 1969. It got a facelift in 1971 and much of the origanal apothecary-ware was re-aquired, this is a neat trip inside.

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    Fort George

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 15, 2005

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    Go check out Fort George if you are into old forts and history. You can experience the life of a soldier back in 1812 with the daily reinactments, the War of 1812 was fought here where a band of Canadians from all types of back ground banded together to defeat the many invations of the American troups.At one point the Americans did defeat the fort and occupided it for a few months but could never get any more ground and lost again but not before distroying the fort and the town before retreating across the river, then the British defeated Fort Niagara and held it for some time. Like I said lots of interesting history here so go check it out for more info!

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    Lake Ontario

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 15, 2005

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    Take some time to go to sit along to edge of Lake Ontario and watch the sailboats. You may want to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a snack while soaking up the sun and views! There are plenty of spots to pull off and park for this type of relaxing activity at no cost. The water is so clean and blue and there seem to be an endless amount of sailboats on the Lake at any point. The really isn't any beach that we found around this area to speak of but plenty of grass with wonderful shady trees to sit under and a few benches too.

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    This is wine country!

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 15, 2005

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    Inniskillin Vineyard

    Go check out the many vineyards around Niagara on the Lake, this is a fun thing to do for an afternoon activity. We saw the Inniskillin Vineyard and pulled right in, this just happens to be the vinyard of Terry's favorite ice wine so we went for a tour. You can do a self guided for free or guided tour for a price with a wine tasting at the end. The self guided tour takes you through about 20 stations with stations that explain each process from the start of the process to the bottling of the wine. The tour is very interesting and informative and helps you understand why your wine cost so much! At the end of the self guided tour you can go inside for a wine tasting of any type, for a small price of course but well worth it. A must do in this part of Canada!

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    Simcoe Park

    by TimDaoust Written Mar 31, 2005

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    Named for John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada and the foudner of Newark (Niagara on the Lake's former name), this park contains, besides a statue of the man, two city blocks of greenery and playgrounds for kids. It's a nice place to take a stroll or to rest after taking a stroll. If you're here on a nice day and you decide to have a picnic, watch out for the black squirrels, they beg.

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    Lake Ontario

    by TimDaoust Written Mar 31, 2005

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    Lake Ontario

    You can take a walk down Queen st. all the way to Lake Ontario. From the shore line you can barely make out Toronto on the opposite shore. Also to be seen is the ruins of Fort Mississagua on the right side of Queen st. as you face west.

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    Niagara's wineries

    by Jefie Written Sep 23, 2004

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    It is well known that the climate of the Niagara peninsula allows the production of some of the country's best wines. There are about twenty wineries located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, including some of the most renowned Canadian wineries (Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Peller, Hillebrand...). All wineries offer tours and tastings - tastings are usually free of charge when you buy a bottle.

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    Shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake

    by Jefie Written Sep 9, 2004

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    One of the historic buildings on Queen Street

    Downtown NotL is full of little specialty shops. You can easily spend an afternoon going in and out of the different boutiques located on Queen St., King St. and Victoria St., while enjoying the Victorian atmosphere of the town. Don't miss L'Esprit Provence (www.lespritprovence.com), Greaves (www.greavesjams.com) and the Old Niagara Bookshop!

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    Not just Grapes in the Vinyards

    by CdnJane Written Jul 3, 2004

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    Moose in the Vinyard

    When VTer Tasmania (Sharon) was visiting, I took her down to the Niagara area, and we had to stop at a vinyard. We had a running joke about seeing moose... having tried to tell her that they are to be found in Northern Ontario. After saying that, they kept appearing in the darndest locations - a Canadian Tire store, and then... in the yard of the Inniskillen Winery. Of course, this happened to be a transplanted moose from Toronto!! Complete with one stolen antler.
    We didn't actually buy or try any wines, but there is quite the variety to choose from. Since Sharon was continuing on for another couple of months, wine would be a rather awkward and heavy purchase.

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    Mmmmm Good Jams and Jellies

    by CdnJane Written Jun 25, 2004

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    One of my favourite activities in Niagara on the Lake is to stop at the Greaves Jam & Jelly shop on main street. They make some excellent jams & jellies, as well as one of my favourite Pickled Beets. I have to get some of their mint jelly, which unfortunately they only sell in small jars. You can buy pre-made up boxes with several jams/jellies... or select a mixture of your own favourites. They make great gifts.

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    Fort George in Niagara on the Lake is very nice.

    by Waalewiener Written May 12, 2004

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    Kids visiting the Fort

    A British fort which played a key role in the struggle for the Niagara Frontier during the War of 1812. Fort George has been restored to its state on the eve of the war. Costumed staff recreate lifestyles and activities of the period.

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    A picture of mainstreet Niagara on the Lake

    by Waalewiener Updated May 12, 2004

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    Main street Niagara on the Lake.

    I think the picture speaks for it self Niagara on the lake is beautiful Town and you should try visit if you can it is only a 20 -25 minute drive from Niagara Falls and it really nice to spend a few hours or even a day ,or a weekend there is lots to do here as you can see in the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Niagara on the Lake.
    We were lucky to have the Tulips that were so fantastic to see in full bloom.

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    Flabuous Flowers!

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The flowers amaze! They blend and contrast in a rainbow of color that makes even a poor photographer look good! Thank you... Thank you very much!

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    THE PELLER ESTATES WINERY

    by Rich62 Updated May 30, 2009
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    An elegant winery and an extensive vineyard to visit. Their ice wines are superb.

    A restaurant is available on the premises, according to the "Wineries of Ontario" brochure.

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    THE JACKSON-TRIGGS WINERY

    by Rich62 Updated May 30, 2009
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    AN UNUSUAL WINERY JUST FROM THE STANDPOINT OF ITS ARCHITECTURE. It is a very modernistic winery in appearance and very interesting to visit from that standpoint alone.

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