Main St., Niagara-on-the-Lake
Since we all had today off of work, we decided to head down to Niagara-on-the-Lake from some shopping. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a beautiful, picturesque town and is considered a national historic site. It is also considered Ontario's wine region, since it is situated among vineyards which stretch for miles. It is the perfect town to stop in for wine tastings and tours, shopping, browsing for antiques, watching a theatre performance at the Shaw Theatre, sailing, high tea at the Prince of Whales Hotel or shopping for real estate, especially if you're in the B&B business.
Two shops we particularly like are Serendipity and Cecile's Home & Gift shop, two stores with a French twist. They sell everything from table linens and home decor items, to books and toiletries, and are a must when visiting. I purchased a French print umbrella, which I will post the next time it rains (right now it's drying off on the front porch!), and I spotted a vintage French baker's rack. I didn't purchase it, but I have been thinking about it ever since! Unfortunately, we had no more room left in the car, but it's an area we visit often in the summer, so I will stop off again sometime this summer to snap it up!
Another must is fudge from Maple Leaf Fudge. You cannot beat homemade Niagara-on-the-Lake fudge, made with real butter. This is a tradition of ours and we cannot leave without a slab of chocolate nut (made with imported Dutch chocolate!). It is, without a doubt, the best fudge I have ever had!
So, if you are looking for somewhere to visit this summer I suggest spending the day at Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is a town for all ages, so book a room at one of the beautiful b&b's, catch a play at one of the Shaw Theatres, grab a bite to eat at the Shaw Cafe, visit all of the beautiful boutiques, and don't forget to grab a slab of the best fudge you'll ever have to enjoy on the way home...
You will not be disappointed!
P.S.-Tomorrow is my 100th post and I plan on doing something very special to celebrate! I would love for you to all visit if you're able to!