Summer fun in Niagara Falls

 
The thrill of the rushing water, a cascading landscape and the majesty of three roaring waterfalls has drawn people to Niagara Falls for centuries. The Falls are a bustling destination no matter what the season, but come summertime, things really heat up! There's always plenty of fun to be had on Clifton Hill and on the many tours near the Falls. But it if you want to steer clear of the big crowds, there's also plenty of good, old-fashioned family fun to be had in Niagara Falls and area.
 
The Niagara Peninsula, sometimes referred to as 'the fruit belt', produces an abundance of tender fruits come the warmer weather. July is the perfect time to gather up the whole family and head out to one of many orchards for some fruit picking! Located just north of the Falls you'll find Parkway Orchards nestled against the Niagara River. This popular country marketplace, which also has a cute gift shop and sells its own homemade pies, is the place to go in late July to pick sweet cherries right off the trees and fresh, juicy peaches through until August.
 
To witness every colour of the rainbow in full bloom, head to Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. Located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, the whole family can explore 100 acres of majestically maintained gardens, including the famous Rose Gardens, which is home to over 2,000 roses! The best part? Admission is free! The Botanical Gardens is also home to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory, which is open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. during July. Admission to the Butterfly Conservatory is $14.25 for adults and $9.25 for kids 6-12.
 
If yours is a family of cyclists, Niagara Falls offers some amazing trails and cycling routes. The Niagara River Recreation Trail spans from Fort Erie to historic Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake, taking cyclists along the river through Niagara Falls. For more details cycling routes, visit http://www.niagaracyclingtourism.com.
 
Finally, one of the best spots for a family picnic in Niagara Falls is Dufferin Islands. Located just south of the Falls, these man-made islands date back to the early 1800's. They now feature trails and some truly magnificent scenery and were once a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists (swimming is no longer permitted). Parking is free and there are bathrooms, plenty of picnic tables and barbecues available for use (bring your own charcoal).
 
Jeffrey Hewson
Sales Representative 
Direct:905-512-0223
Office:905-383-9595
Century 21 Aberwin Realty 
www.century21.ca/jeff.hewson
 

 
Jeff Hewson

Jeff Hewson

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Aberwin Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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