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Niagara and surrounding area

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Niagara and surrounding area

Hi

We are looking to spend a week around the Niagara - Toronto area in Ontario, although we want to spend just a night or two around Niagara on the lake area - where else are good places to visit in Ontario, but not necessarily in Toronto as have stayed there before.

We also plan to visit relatives in Wasaga beach, are there any good places to visit around that way - obs I will ask the relatives too for info.

Thank you

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1. Re: Niagara and surrounding area

When are you coming? That would help answering your question.

About 2 hour west of Toronto there is Stratford Ontario. It is a lovely little town situated by the Avon River. They have the yearly Shakespearean Festival there that runs from Spring until Fall. If you are here during the summer it would make for a very nice day trip. You could also stay in one of the many,many, many bed and breakfasts in town. Stratford has the same type of feel as Niagara-on-the-Lake. Lots of little shops, boutiques and restaurants. It's the perfect size to visit for a day or two.

http://www.visitstratford.ca/

If you are going to Wasaga Beach you can visit the town of Collingwood located about 20 minutes west of Wasaga. In winter there is skiing and there is hiking, swimming and biking in the summer....also you can visit the pretty little downtown. Your relatives might take you there as it's very close to them. They will know if it's somewhere you'd like to go.

Also ask the relatives about Creemore. It's a little Hamlet located about 45 minutes south of Wasaga Beach heading towards Toronto. If you drive back to Toronto from Wasaga you can take Airport Road right to Toronto (I suggest this as it's a nice little drive) and you go right past Creemore. It's a very cute little place to stop and have some lunch. They also have a small micro brewery there which brews a wonderfull beer called "Creemore Springs" and I believe you can take a tour of the brewery. It's quite interesting and I'm guessing there will be some samples provided at the end!!!

http://ourcreemore.com/

My last suggestion is visiting where I live....Burlington Ontario. This is located inbetween Toronto and Niagara Falls. You would be passing right by. It has a lovely little downtown situated right on the shores of Lake Ontario. There are many shops, restaurants and boutiques located here and the downtown is very easily walked. There is also a very nice waterfront park called Spencer Smith Park. It's a nice place to visit. If you like hiking there is the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment found in north Burlington. You can literally hike for 750kms along this world famous trail which gives you beautiful vistas from cliffs and valleys. There are also 6 conservation areas located in Burlington if you'd like a place to go for a picnic.

http://tourismburlington.com/

http://brucetrail.org/

http://www.conservationhalton.on.ca/

This should get you started for some ideas.

Edited: 11:06 am, January 29, 2013
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2. Re: Niagara and surrounding area

In addition to the good suggestions given to you in the previous post, the town of St. Jacobs, is a viable day trip from either Niagara Falls - roughly 1 1/2 hour drive, or from/to Wasaga Beach - roughly 2 1/2 hour drive....see the website below...

http://www.stjacobs.com

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3. Re: Niagara and surrounding area

Hi

Thank you so much for your help - I will certainly take a look at all those places youve suggested

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4. Re: Niagara and surrounding area

A day trip to Hamilton also known as the city of waterfalls is located between Toronto and Niagara. They also have a very nice waterfront and The Canadian Warplane Heritage Musuem if that interests you.

http://www.cityofwaterfalls.ca/

http://www.warplane.com/

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5. Re: Niagara and surrounding area

Barrie is also another destination to consider...Barrie has a great waterfront and many summer festivals to enjoy including kempenfest.....

Otherwise, solid suggestions, especially post #1 by Krusty...

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6. Re: Niagara and surrounding area

You're welcome............enjoy the visit

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