Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Falls
The Falls

Debbie, the Ohioan, had been to Niagara Falls many, many times. So I suggested to my friend that we go to the Canadian side, thinking that was enough of a variation. I had heard that Canadians do the Falls much better than we in the USA do, and it’s not just that the nature-given views were better. The park, the walkways, the shops and the restaurants, as well as the views: all of it was better. But Debbie’s suggestion was the best of all. She wanted to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake.

We stopped by the Falls on our way there. And it was glorious.

More falling
More falling

Ask any one of the ten-gazillion tourists who strolled along the bluffs above the cascades, and they will rave about Niagara. They are right to rave.

At least ten-gazillion
At least ten-gazillion

 

The next day, we drove less than 30 minutes to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Quaint, precious, well-tended, gorgeous and greatly loved by the half-gazillion tourists who found their way there, this perfect little village delights.

Not Niagara Falls
Not Niagara Falls

Like everyone else, we meandered the main street, peeked into a dozen shops, lunched at an adorable cafe.

Precious
Precious

 

Just goes to show you, when you can collar a local and convince them to show you around, visiting a place gets remarkably more successful. Thanks, Deb.

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8 thoughts on “Niagara-on-the-Lake

  1. Like you, I’ve seen both sides of the falls Susan, and the view from Canada is best. I also noted your use of the words “gazillion tourists,” which I also agree with. Canada is a southerner’s dream in summer, but the crowds can be a bear. We love to go north to camp and it’s always a struggle to find spots in southern Canada that aren’t packed. With such grim winters I can understand everyone’s need to get out, but it can be overwhelming sometimes. ~James

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    1. James – I agree that those grim winters seem to make them get out and do their summers proud. The huge baskets of season flowers on all the lightposts are charming, but I did wonder at such a huge effort for only a couple months – lazy Californian that I am, I plant succulents and expect them to care for themselves year-round. 😉

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    1. Knowing how you two travel, you will need at least a week for each side! Years and years ago, with my family, we took a cross-country rail trip and stopped at Niagara. If you ever come back to USA and continue traveling, it’s something to consider. (expensive, but what a great way to see the States)

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