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  • Cycle your way around Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    community life In Niagara on the Lake NOTL you can rent bicycles pick up maps and sign up for guided tours at Grape Escape Wine Tours Zoom Leisure Bikes and Niagara Wine Tours International Accommodating staff and knowledgeable guides help you get the most out of your cycle tour since they can introduce you to people and places off the beaten path Excursions can include picnic or pub lunches and winery tours If you re bringing your own bicycle and prefer not to drive the Toronto Niagara Greenbelt Express Bike Train is one way of getting there You can get off at St Catharines or Niagara Falls then pedal around the area To get to NOTL from St Catharines cross the Welland Canal at Lock 1 then cycle along Lakeshore Road From Niagara Falls just bike along River Road and the Niagara Parkway to NOTL When cycling the Waterfront Trail you ll meet like minded people and discover new communities Great Waterfront Trail Adventure A unique way to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is on the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure July 14 21 This eight day 720 kilometre fully supported bicycle tour from Niagara on the Lake to the Ontario Québec border follows much of the route that invading American armies took from 1812 1814 You ll pass through 41 Ontario communities each with local food and wine specialties entertainment and charming shops Included in the eight day tour are seven nights of camping in host waterfront communities long term parking in Niagara on the Lake and Cornwall programmed events and activities some optional luggage transfer support vehicle a team of experienced volunteer cyclists to provide first aid and basic bike repair celebration dinner breakfast on Day 8 pizza lunch at the finish and a commemorative Finishers

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  • The garden scene in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    Wine Tours See more details Blog The garden scene in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Thursday May 17th 2012 Blog One of my first memories of Niagara on the Lake NOTL was the intensity of colours and scents from flowers and blossom trees When I visit now I love to explore the area s gardens gather design ideas and buy plants to take home The scenic Niagara Parkway is a good place to start and garden lovers will relish the attractions on the Niagara Parks Garden Trail Among my favourites is the Floral Clock at Queenston that was built in 1950 by Ontario Hydro Others include the Butterfly Conservatory Botanical Gardens and Floral Showhouse I always find amazing plants to buy at the Niagara College Greenhouse where obliging College students provide attentive service That service combined with top quality plants at excellent prices make this a worthwhile stop Another favourite place is NEOB lavender farm and boutique on Niagara Stone Road where I can immerse myself in lavender fields and products Niagara on the Lake boasts a profusion of blooms throughout the spring summer and fall seasons Garden events June 9 Shaw Garden Tour July 7 NOTL Garden Tour July 14 15 NEOB Lavender Festival August 17 19 Ontario Horticultural Society s regional convention Gardening Then and Now 1812 2012 at Niagara College NOTL campus The Niagara B B Experience I have found some enchanting gardens at the Niagara B Bs where I ve stayed Many have stylish outdoor areas or rooms where you can have breakfast read socialize over a cuppa or just lounge around alfresco enjoying the scents and sounds of the season Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website of the Niagara on the Lake B B Association Members listed on

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  • Blog | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    Grape Escape Wine Tours chauffeured four of us girls around to some of the smaller wineries He knows the owners the wines the gossip and the hidden goodies on those winding back roads Many of the smaller wineries have stock that never gets sold outside the winery says Erb This is a great opportunity to pick up some unique products you can t buy anywhere else On this tour we stopped at Rancourt Winery and chatted with former owner Lorraine Rancourt a québecoise who now manages the facility for the new owners She has lots of stories in her repertoire Another boutique winery we fancied is the two year old PondView Estate Winery owned by Lou Puglisi Named Grape King in 2008 Lou has won 22 wine awards in as many months And in this 200th anniversary year of the War of 1812 we particularly enjoyed the tiny Palatine Hills Estate Winery which is the official producer of the 1812 red and white commemorative wines Palatine Hills Estate Winery is the official producer of the 1812 commemorative wines And on the theme of small we were intrigued by a new company MiNiagara that produces collectible architectural models of Niagara on the Lake s buildings MiNiagara is running a Grand Launch Competition to win a free bottle of Niagara bubbly a romantic carriage ride through town and a signed first edition model of the famous gazebo For contest details or to enter visit MiNiagara Some upcoming wine country events April 14 A Taste of Niagara progressive dinner May weekends Wine Herb Touring Program July 20 22 Second annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration i4C The Niagara B B Experience You can book your B B through Grape Escape online by phone or in their store at 209 King Street Their van tours will pick you up and drop you off at your B B And remember that your B B hosts have wine tasting coupons for you Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website of the Niagara on the Lake B B Association Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections are legally licensed to operate as a B B and meet all the required standards set out by the association If you prefer to book online this option also ensures that commissions go back into the association s coffers for the benefit of all members of the not for profit association and not other unrelated commercial entities Marry elope or plan a storybook event in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Friday March 23rd 2012 Driving along the Niagara Parkway last winter I pulled over to watch a wedding ceremony in one of the tiniest chapels I had ever seen About a dozen shivering guests crowded around the snow covered Wayside Chapel near Niagara on the Lake NOTL as an Asian couple in traditional kimonos said their vows This is just one of the area s unusual wedding venues that attract people

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  • Eat and cook your way through Niagara region | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    Each region has its own specialties Niagara on the Lake NOTL is the one with the most farm to table restaurants You can download a guide and map to help ensure you catch all of the region s news and novelties and buy the recipe book 3 favourite food stops in Niagara on the Lake At Chocolate F X owners Wilma and Art Mills create divine chocolate delicacies in their spotless new St David s facility And the Food Network has noticed filming a program there recently The chocolate factory which holds up to 200 people doubles as a venue for dinners birthday parties team building sessions dances girls nights out and more The Chocolate F X motto is If you can t dip it in chocolate it s not worth eating Always on the lookout for exceptional cheeses I m hooked on Cheese Secrets in NOTL The store carries a variety of rare handmade and farm fresh cheeses from the Niagara region as well as other parts of Canada and the world At Strewn s Wine Country Cooking School you ll learn more about the relationship between food and wine In recipes and menus you ll use locally grown fresh products that reflect the seasons Food events May 12 Mini Farmers Market featuring local growers and producers Starts at 10 a m 10 Anderson Lane Niagara on the Lake Weekends in May Wine and Herb Touring Program Herb inspired wine and food pairings at each of NOTL s 28 wineries Special discount for designated drivers May 20 21 Food Truck Eats Peller Estates Street food from 16 food trucks from Canada and the U S plus 16 Peller Estates wines June 2 Savour the Sights Five courses of fine wine and food served in picturesque locations throughout Jackson Triggs

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  • Shaw Festival—off-stage and on | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    lively conversation at the breakfast table since everyone has unique views on each performance In addition to plays the Festival offers a number of exclusively Shaw experiences These include packages education extras or dining options If you have a group of at least 15 for example Green Room chefs can prepare a buffet for you If you want take out try an elegant picnic Education extras include free online study guides for some plays as well as tours chats and workshops You can also pair a Shaw performance with a walking tour of Niagara on the Lake a guided winery tour and tasting or an historical tour of Fort George Make your own fascinator fancy hat at the Shaw s July 7 millinery workshop I never tire of taking backstage tours of the Shaw because every season bustles with the creation of new costumes sets and props I ve also got my eye on some specials this year I can save at least 30 by attending preview performances and 20 if I attend two performances between May 30 and July 4 For more information on ways to save or to order tickets visit the Shaw Festival website or call the box office 1 800 511 SHAW And no visit to the Shaw is complete without a stop in Bernard s Retail Shop This year s Shaw Festival runs until October 28 and features 11 productions presented on its four Niagara on the Lake stages More Shaw events July 7 Make a fabulous fascinator under the guidance of Shaw Festival milliner Margie Berggren then attend the 8 p m performance of French Without Tears July 21 Sept 29 Join a member of the Shaw s music department for a Leonard Bernstein singalong before the 11 30 a m Trouble in Tahiti

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  • Antiques and art in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    and craft studios and to unique historical memorabilia and collections Along Niagara Stone Road for example there is a good selection of antique shops and warehouses These include Bartlett House of Antiques Forum Galleries and The Queens Antiques and on Lakeshore Road you ll find Lakeshore Antiques and Treasures These stores stock everything from antique furniture and international art to fine jewellery vintage clothing curiosities and military items Some sell their wares both onsite and online In town you can browse the exhibitions at the Niagara Historical Society Museum that showcase historical finds and relics Collectors of print materials such as old postcards greeting cards tickets posters and the like may be interested in Niagara Ephemera Club lectures by local collectors These and other events are listed in the cultural newsletter issued by the Niagara Historical Society To subscribe to the newsletter contact Amy Klassen the Society s administrator amyklassen niagarahistorical museum Some Niagara wineries have interesting historical artifacts on display such as this market cart at Pilliteri Estates A number of internationally acclaimed artists and artisans have also made NOTL their home When working in their studios they re happy to greet visitors For aspiring artists the Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre at 247 Ricardo Street offers ongoing classes and workshops for children youth and adults Those interested in historical art landscaping and architecture will appreciate the lectures classes and events at Willowbank National Historic Site On Canada Day weekend June 30 July 1 art lovers will want to attend Artistry by the Lake a marketplace for artists artisans producing original high quality handcrafted works More art and antiques Angie Strauss Art Gallery Lakeside Pottery Queenston Pottery Studio Riverbrink Art Museum Ten Thousand Villages The Niagara B B Experience Your Niagara B B hosts will be able to direct you

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  • Boutique wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    to some of the smaller wineries He knows the owners the wines the gossip and the hidden goodies on those winding back roads Many of the smaller wineries have stock that never gets sold outside the winery says Erb This is a great opportunity to pick up some unique products you can t buy anywhere else On this tour we stopped at Rancourt Winery and chatted with former owner Lorraine Rancourt a québecoise who now manages the facility for the new owners She has lots of stories in her repertoire Another boutique winery we fancied is the two year old PondView Estate Winery owned by Lou Puglisi Named Grape King in 2008 Lou has won 22 wine awards in as many months And in this 200th anniversary year of the War of 1812 we particularly enjoyed the tiny Palatine Hills Estate Winery which is the official producer of the 1812 red and white commemorative wines Palatine Hills Estate Winery is the official producer of the 1812 commemorative wines And on the theme of small we were intrigued by a new company MiNiagara that produces collectible architectural models of Niagara on the Lake s buildings MiNiagara is running a Grand Launch Competition to win a free bottle of Niagara bubbly a romantic carriage ride through town and a signed first edition model of the famous gazebo For contest details or to enter visit MiNiagara Some upcoming wine country events April 14 A Taste of Niagara progressive dinner May weekends Wine Herb Touring Program July 20 22 Second annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration i4C The Niagara B B Experience You can book your B B through Grape Escape online by phone or in their store at 209 King Street Their van tours will pick you up and drop you off at

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  • Marry, elope or plan a storybook event in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    storybook event in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Friday Mar 23rd 2012 Blog Driving along the Niagara Parkway last winter I pulled over to watch a wedding ceremony in one of the tiniest chapels I had ever seen About a dozen shivering guests crowded around the snow covered Wayside Chapel near Niagara on the Lake NOTL as an Asian couple in traditional kimonos said their vows This is just one of the area s unusual wedding venues that attract people from around the world Others include the famous NOTL gazebo built for a Hollywood movie set historic Fort George Navy Hall on the Niagara River and the splendid Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens Your wedding party can travel in style by horse and carriage or in a vintage Rolls Royce motorcar And your guest accommodations include more than 180 Niagara B Bs and cottages Niagara on the Lake offers gorgeous settings for weddings and other events Niagara wine country also offers a world class setting whether you re planning a wedding or other event Elegant tables set in idyllic vineyards crystal wine goblets sparkling in the sun gourmet meals crafted by award winning chefs and the strains of a string ensemble all guarantee unmatched lifetime memories Your event can include wine tasting wine country tours or other activities Many wineries also employ event co ordinators who can help you with ideas and arrangements But venues are at a premium so you need to think ahead Some booking information Grape Escape Wine Tours Niagara Parks Wayside Chapel Niagara Weddings Canada NOTL gazebo event venues churches Parks and Recreation Wineries of Niagara on the Lake For that special ride to your event check out Niagara Classic Transport or Sentineal Carriages Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website

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