As one of the best-preserved nineteenth century regions in North America, Niagara is a picturesque region with vacation rentals scattered among heritage buildings and historic homes and along the shores of Lake Ontario.
The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is renowned for its annual Shaw Festival, the second largest repertory theatre company in North America, and its boutiques and art galleries that display and sell local artisans’ work. Niagara-on-the-Lake is also home to the Fort George National Historic Site of Canada, and is very close to Niagara Falls, one of North America’s premiere attractions.
The surrounding region is a gourmet getaway destination. The area produces award-winning wines and visitors are welcome to tour vineyards and sample iconic ice-wine collections. Then, with plenty of restaurants at the vineyards and in town, there is no shortage of places to retire to after a day of sightseeing, strolling, and shopping.
Niagara abounds with trails and tracks that make for enjoyable hiking and cycling in the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing come winter. Golfers can hit the links at Ontario’s oldest course, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club.
Just 90 minutes south of Toronto, Niagara is a popular place to rent a cottage or vacation home in Ontario.+ Plus