When you think of Niagara-on-the-Lake, images of sprawling vineyards and glasses of wine probably come to mind. While wineries are always a good idea, the region has tons of other amazing places waiting to be explored. You can set your wine aside and experience some of these things to do in Niagara instead. 

There's no need to get tipsy in order to have a good time in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

While the region is famous for its vineyards, it also boasts some other incredible activities that aren't to be missed.

Grape Escape Wine Tours offers bicycle rentals and maps, so you can pedal your way through the area and take in the gorgeous sights.

Trade vineyards for orchards by visiting a lush pick-your-own farm

You can take home baskets of peaches, cherries, and more.

Niagara is home to one of the dreamiest lavender farms around, and you can snap some Insta-worthy pics at this purple spot.

No trip is complete without ice cream, and COWS has you covered. You can get all sorts of flavours in decked-out waffle cones at this spot.

If you can never be all wined out, then there are multiple vineyards that are great spots to spend the day with your BFF.

Start planning a non-boozy adventure to Niagra-on-the-Lake this season!

Explore The Area By Bike

Price: $35 per person

Address: 1627 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara, ON

Why You Need To Go: Grape Escape Wine Tours offers bicycle rentals along with maps so you can pedal around all the prettiest parts of the region.


Pick Some Fresh Fruit

Price: TBD

Address: 15000 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Pick all sorts of sweet fruits like peaches and cherries at Parkway Orchards. Make sure you check the website for updated hours and safety protocols before heading out.


Visit The Butterfly Conservatory

Price: $16.50 per adult

Address: 2565 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 

Why You Need To Go: Wander through a lush forest filled with over 2,000 butterflies for the most magical day trip.


Wander Along The Waterfront

Price: Free

Address: 6 Front St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take in scenic views of Lake Ontario in Queen's Royal Park, which features a dreamy gazebo.


Ride Through The Town Like Royalty

Price: $100 +

Address: 6 Picton St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Book a ride through the town on a horse-drawn carriage with Sentineal Carriages to live out your best dreams.

 


Chill At COWS Ice Cream

Price: Prices vary

Address: 44 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: A trip to Niagara just isn't complete without visiting this sweet spot. Indulge in some delicious cones in tons of flavours.


Explore A Dreamy Lavender Field

Price: $5

Address: 758 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Niagara Essential Oils & Blends has a stunning lavender field that's perfect for snapping pics. The fields are open to a limited number of people for exploring.


Get Your Flower Fill At The Botanical Gardens

Price: $5 parking

Address: 2565 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Breathe in the smell of fresh blooms as you take a walk through this 100-acre garden. Don't forget to check out the rose garden, which boasts over 2,400 roses.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.



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