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Friday, August 23, 2019

Niagara on the Lake

In June we traveled north to Buffalo to spend the weekend and celebrate the 2nd birthday of our youngest granddaughter.  We arrived on a Friday but planned to connect with family after breakfast on Saturday since Friday was a work day for them.  Since we had an early morning start (5 am), we managed to get to Niagara on The Lake in Ontario, Canada for a late lunch.

We found a parking spot on the street and had a walk around before settling on a spot for lunch.  A pending rainstorm make that a quick decision.

The lake is Ontario.

Across is the US and Fort Niagara which we visited the next day.

Here's the restaurant.

Scenes from the Main Street through the business district.

There were an incredible number of people in little tour groups throughout the town.  Later we saw where the tour buses park.  I imagine if you come to Niagara Falls and book a tour it must include a stop over here too.

An old hotel sits on this corner.

The park was filled with blossoms.

If you like to sample wine, then this is the place to be.  There are at least 20 vineyards outside of town and you can rent bikes to travel between wineries taste testing as you go. We didn't indulge!

 The town is also known for its playhouse with multiple plays and musicals being performed through the week.  We didn't come for that either.  After a short couple of hours we headed back to Buffalo and our overnight accommodations.