The most popular attraction in the Niagara Region is undoubtedly Niagara Falls. The iconic collection of waterfalls never fails to impress. However, the area offers visitors and residents more than the Falls.
Decew Falls in St. Catharines is a gorgeous area featuring three amazing cascades and the Morningstar Mill, one of only a few mills in Ontario that still has all of its original equipment.
Bruce Trail takes travelers to the falls. Signs along the path indicate sections as the Laura Secord Legacy Trail. Laura took this path during the War of 1812 to warn the British of an upcoming American attack.
A popular destination for hikers, Decew Falls celebrates nature and history.
Ship watchers can look on as boats navigate the Welland Canal. The museum features local history. The outdoor Discovery Park continues the journey to yesterday, giving picnickers a perfect place to unwind. Also inside the center is The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum.
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is the place to go if you and your family have multiple interests.
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
Located approximately 9 kilometers north of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is one of the largest glass-enclosed butterfly conservatories. The conservatory is home to over 2,000 butterflies. Visitors can take self-guided tours through winding pathways as they experience nature at its most gentle.
Although Clifton Hill is near Niagara Falls, you’ll be too busy to be distracted by any cascades. Clifton Hill is one of the major promenades in the area. Here you can find the Niagara Speedway, Dinosaur Adventure Golf, Movieland Wax Museum, and more.
If you desire a grand view of the Falls, then take a ride to the top of the SkyWheel. 175 feet above the Falls, the SkyWheel offers year-round views daily and nightly.
Adventurous visitors to the area can try their luck at Casino Niagara. 1,300 slot machines, 40 gaming tables, and a poker room wait for players hoping to turn a dollar into a fortune. A 275-seat restaurant has over 50 HD plasma screens that keep players in the action.
The first vineyard next to Niagara Falls, Monastery Cellars breathtakingly mixes wine and spirituality. Visitors are sure to enjoy both the grounds and wine. The site contains a shop, tasting bar, main chapel, and vineyard.
The “South Coast of Canada,” Crystal Beach in Fort Erie is a popular tourist destination where visitors can enjoy several water-related activities, restaurants, and bars.
Beach lovers can check out Crystal Beach Waterfront Park and also Bay Beach Park, which is located west of Crystal Beach Park. If you’re searching for a great place to swim and rest, then set your sights on the South Coast of Canada.
After sunbathing at Crystal Beach, you might want to get a history lesson by going to Old Fort Erie. The location was the first British fort to be built after the Seven Years’ War in 1764.
Lucky visitors can witness the sights and sounds of a fort under siege with reenactments that will take them to the past. Tours are also available for people interested in learning about Niagara’s role during the War of 1812.
Rooted in local legend, the Screaming Tunnel is a must-see for anyone interested in the spooky side of life. The tunnel is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl. Whether it is or not depends on the evidence. Are you brave enough to investigate?
Golf fans in the area should visit “the Jewel of Niagara.” Peninsula Lakes Golf Club is a fully public facility with 3 professionally-designed 9-hole courses. The location hosts over 10,000 tournaments each season. The club has enjoyed critical acclaim, being named Golfer’s Choice’s #1 Best Value Golf Courses in Canada.
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Depending on your energy level, there are many relaxing and exciting things to do in the Niagara Region. Homebuyers looking to move here can experience sites rich in history and deep in nature whenever they want. Sellers wanting to get a great price for their home can tout their proximity to these attractions. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
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