Explore and experience Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Been here before and looking for different ways to enjoy Niagara-on-the-Lake? Here are a few suggestions:

–   Try geocaching and get to know the area.

–   Walk around among tall trees and huge rocks at the river’s edge in the cool Niagara Gorge to get a sense of how things were before tourists came.

–   Hike the trails along the Niagara Escarpment.

–   Cycle or e-scoot your way through the countryside.

Cycle, walk, rollerblade or eskoot along the Great Waterfront Trail.

–   Visit one of many museums and historic sites located throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake. This is the 200th commemoration of the War of 1812, so there’s lots of new things to see and experience.

–   Book a ghost walk tour and learn all about all the paranormal activity that goes on here.

–   Tour a winery.

Take in a tour of Château des Charmes winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

–   Visit the Niagara College Teaching Winery.

–   Tour the NEOB Lavender Boutique  & Tea Garden. Take in the 2nd annual Lavender Festival on July 14 & 15, 2012.

–   Book an 1812 walking tour of Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s only $5 per person including free admission to the Niagara Historical Museum.

–   Attend a lecture at the “Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake” series, scheduled at the Niagara Historical Museum at 7:30 p.m. on July 21, August 18 and September 15. $5 for non-members. A wonderful display of the War of 1812 is the highlight this year.

Take a backstage tour at the Festival Theatre at 11am (10:30am for families) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays to find out what goes into theatre productions. Try on the hats, the jewellery…oh, what fun you’ll have! It’s the best value in town: cost $5/person for one hour tour.

There’s always something new happening in Niagara-on-the-Lake.