Niagara-on-the-lake, ice wine, small town

Niagara-on-the-Lake Travel Blog

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tulips along the sidewalk in Niagara-on-the-Lake
We left the eastern Toronto suburb Whitby and headed to Niagara-on-the-lake after a simple breakfast at Tim Horton's around the corner. It was about 11am, and the traffic on the highway was still pretty dense, although no delays or slowdowns. It took about 2 hours and we arrived in Niagara-on-the-lake. Our hotel was right next to the highway and still more than 10km from downtown Niagara-on-the-lake. We checked in and then drove downtown to have a walk, and had a little lunch. The town of Niagara-on-the-lake was quite busy when we were here a few years ago in October. Now in April, it's not yet tourist season, and the place was pretty quite. The tulips along the sidewalk were blooming already, and soon more tourists will be here. We enjoyed the quiet, pretty town for a couple of hours, and then visited a winery, there were many in this area, ice wine is a specialty here due to the unique geography and weather next to the Niagara and lakes. Ice wine is made from grapes harvested when they were frozen! It is sweet and great for dessert. We went back to the hotel for a little rest, and then headed back into town for a dinner of pizzas.
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tulips along the sidewalk in Niaga…
tulips along the sidewalk in Niag…
furry, probably called bearded tul…
furry, probably called bearded tu…
brilliant colors, a beautiful sunn…
brilliant colors, a beautiful sun…
clock tower downtown
clock tower downtown
blooming flowering orchards in Nia…
blooming flowering orchards in Ni…
These are pink, are they cherries?
These are pink, are they cherries?
Pizza for dinner
Pizza for dinner
Kevins margarita pizza
Kevin's margarita pizza
Niagara-on-the-Lake Hotels & Accommodations review
A big (more than a) hotel in small town
The White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa is a large hotel, definitely for a small town like Niagara-on-the-lake. It has a huge sports and fitness faci… read entire review
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