Niagara on the Lake Heritage District

Niagara on the Lake Heritage District

Niagara on the Lake Heritage District
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  • Tom B
    Northville, Michigan333 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Town
    What a beautiful little town with quaint shops and flowers everywhere. Very easy to get around and pedestrian friendly. Restaurants on every corner and people from around the world. Lots of wineries and trails to explore. Beautiful park in the middle of the town. Our favorite Canadian town to visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Ohioannie
    Wooster, Ohio28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for the day!
    This is a very attractive small town with a very touristy vibe. Lovely plantings and store fronts. Wineries are everywhere, and the Shaw festival is a big draw. On both a Great Lake and a major river, there is water sports and crafts everywhere. Fun for a few hours plus lunch or dinner
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Elizabeth M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peach Festival
    Beautiful, clean wonderful time. Such a charming village. Cant wait to come back next year. It rained fir a short time, but we managed to find a great spot for lunch. The peaches were amazing.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Louise R
    Northern Ireland, United Kingdom93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Holiday
    We stayed in Niagra on the Lake and used it as a base to visit Niagra Falls. This village is steeped in history, clean with lots of independent boutiques for shopping. The floral displays around the village were amazing, and the area down by the waterfront is gorgeous. We were able to use the bus to travel to Niagra Falls so a car is not essential. There was lots to do, horse and carriage rides and bus trips to vineyards/wine tasting, museum and heritage houses. Also great places to eat 😄
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Sarah J
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the flowers alone!
    The flowers on Queen Street are absolutely amazing! Those alone make it worth taking a walk down the street and back. The shopping in the unique shops makes it even better. Make sure you take a visit here while visiting the town!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Dean H
    Kent, United Kingdom409 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day Trip
    A beautiful and peaceful town with boutique shops and nice restaurants and coffee shops. Lovely walks and views over Lake Ontario to Toronto. Several 1800s forts to visit too. Well worth a visit and to take advantage of its proximity to the wineries. If we had, had time we would have hired bikes and done our own wine tour.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 15, 2023
  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, Washington8,222 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    Charming location loaded with dining, shopping, and boutique hotel options. Great place to visit for a few days. All structures are maintained in original period design (exterior). Lots of fun.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Rushanthi P
    Newcastle, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience
    Loved the heritage district. So many cute shops and galleries and food options. You can spend hours walking, looking at the beauty, the flowers and the variety of shops. Great hat place too.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 30, 2023
  • EmLiesel
    Birmingham, United Kingdom227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit!
    Loved our visit to NOTL. We visited in my birthday in February so while there were people around it was not busy at all. We love historical buildings and areas and it was great to walk these streets and see the shops, cafes etc in the old buildings. There are lots of unique shops with some great items and finds - the prices seemed fairly reasonable too given the location. We stopped in a little cafe for a light lunch and then had a delicious hot chocolate a chocolate shop (literally one of the best we’ve had!). Overall, a really lovely place to visit and explore and I’d recommend! Save for the Falls themselves, I prefer NOTL to Niagara Falls.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
  • natalieb
    Bloomington, Indiana98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Village
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A weekday in October gave us small crowds with most shops open. The village was lovely with easy parking, delicious offerings, and warm, friendly locals. Definitely on our list for another trip.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 11, 2023
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Michal K
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Niagara on the lake hires criminal parking enforcement who go around fining tourists who have followed Parking bi-laws. Stay away from this garbage town. I parked following all the posted signs but they fined me $50 based on some obscure municipal parking policy that no visitor to the tourist town could be aware of. All other cars on that street also got the same fine. Completely unfair.
Written September 18, 2021
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Trevor P
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Historic Main street Niagara on the Lake is definitely quaint if that's your thing. Some good places to eat for sure but most of the shops are your typical over priced touristy stores. The worst was the Indigenous art store, Lots of really nice, slightly over priced art but the sales person was so full of B.S. I could hardly stand it. He would tell you anything to try and close a sale. I would say don't waste too much of your time on Main street...better to see some real history at Fort George or take some great hikes along the gorge.
Written November 11, 2022
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EmLiesel
Birmingham, UK227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Loved our visit to NOTL. We visited in my birthday in February so while there were people around it was not busy at all.

We love historical buildings and areas and it was great to walk these streets and see the shops, cafes etc in the old buildings.

There are lots of unique shops with some great items and finds - the prices seemed fairly reasonable too given the location. We stopped in a little cafe for a light lunch and then had a delicious hot chocolate a chocolate shop (literally one of the best we’ve had!).

Overall, a really lovely place to visit and explore and I’d recommend! Save for the Falls themselves, I prefer NOTL to Niagara Falls.
Written October 2, 2023
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Seada H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Beautiful ancient town with a charming main street lined with old buildings and a decent range of stores and restaurants, some of which are upscale. On the street and in parking lots, there is a fee for parking. Historic homes, some dating back to the early 1800s, may be seen nearby, as well as overlooks of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, including views of Fort Niagara on the New York side of the border. Several historic church structures, plaques, and locations. The flowers and landscaping are gorgeous and memorable. There are horse-drawn carriage rides available. Benches for people who are waiting for their shopping-obsessed companions! Fort George National Historical Site is nearby, a recreated British fort that was destroyed during the War of 1812-1814. Newark, the name given to Niagara on the Lake, was largely established by people from the area.
Written May 29, 2022
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BGS
Scotch Plains, NJ32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake Old Town is the most charming part (the Falls themselves are overwhelming) of any visit to The Niagara Peninsula. Take The Niagara River Parkway to its northernmost point and you have arrived. Be sure to visit the parks and old forts along the shores of Lake Ontario. We recommend the Golf Club's public restaurant and terrace.
Written September 12, 2022
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Louise R
Northern Ireland, UK93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We stayed in Niagra on the Lake and used it as a base to visit Niagra Falls. This village is steeped in history, clean with lots of independent boutiques for shopping. The floral displays around the village were amazing, and the area down by the waterfront is gorgeous. We were able to use the bus to travel to Niagra Falls so a car is not essential. There was lots to do, horse and carriage rides and bus trips to vineyards/wine tasting, museum and heritage houses. Also great places to eat 😄
Written August 15, 2023
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Robert C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Niagara on the Lake is replacing their parking meters to stiff the public. Not only are the rates exorbitant, but you can’t pay with a credit card any more. You have to use your phone and in addition to paying the high rates YOU GET CHARGED A SERVICE FEE!!!
I’ve complained to the Town about it and no longer go to the old town.
Written March 28, 2023
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DidiD26
Ottawa, Canada191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Many things to do especially if you drink wine. Nice town on the Lake Ontario with beautiful houses, flowers and original shops on Queen Street. Can be expensive but we were lucky to come at the end of August when there were sales.
Written August 27, 2020
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Travel2fun2
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Enjoyed Window shopping, Cow’s Ice Cream - Messie Bessie, unique clothing stores. Town was pretty and clean. Most everyone wore masks & crowd control & spacing were managed - felt safe.
Written August 15, 2020
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Mark T
Orlando, FL434 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We were lucky enough to arrive in Niagara on the lake after a few inches of snow had been dropped overnight. The park at the edge of town was still covered with virgin snow that my Florida girls just loved exploring. There is also a great selection of stores and restaurants.
Written June 4, 2023
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