Our friends had advised us not to miss a trip to Niagara on the Lake. We didn’t know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised by the history, the beautiful traditional stone buildings and the colour of the timber homes and businesses. Situated on Lake Ontario, part of the Great Lakes system separating Canada and USA.
I love the hanging baskets of colour that adorn lightposts in this part of North America, they add a sense of homeliness, that I find comforting, maybe it is because the Australian climate is too harsh and cannot sustain the baskets in the open. The window boxes that are common in Niagara on the Lake are so pretty and soften up the buildings they adorn.
How cute is this confectionery shop, with toffee apples and chocolate painted faces on sticks. I stayed outside so that I wasn’t tempted.
We found a little cafe to have lunch and spent a couple of hours walking around this pretty area before catching the bus back to our hotel at Niagara Falls. Niagara Parks operates a shuttle that regularly runs on this route. Passing Fort George and some traditional Cape Cod homes, the beautiful floral clock and stunning gardens and Niagara Butterfly Conservatory