Just up from Niagara Falls along the parkway heading towards Lake Ontario is the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This small but historic area is full of antique shops and colonial buildings. Nearby is also the historic War of 1812 battle site of Fort George. (2012)
The quieter town center of Niagara-on-the-Lake is quite a contrast to the kitsch of neighboring Niagara Falls
One notable stop in town is the old Niagara Apothecary museum
A uniformed musket rifle demonstration at Fort George,
the defending British position in the War of 1812 that was key to Canada not being taken over by the US.
The upper Niagara peninsula is one of the few very fertile fruit areas of Canada and there are tons of vineyards on display as you head along the parkway into Niagara-on-the-Lake are