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Guidebook for Vineland and the Twenty Valley

Alexandra

Guidebook for Vineland and the Twenty Valley

Parks & Nature
Ball's Falls is only 5 minutes from The Flat on King, and it's a beautiful spot for a picnic or a hike. The Bruce Trail goes right through it. There is no charge for admission. It's also a popular venue for weddings, and part of the annual Vineland Craft Sale on Thanksgiving Weekend is held there.
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Ball's Falls Conservation Area
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Ball's Falls is only 5 minutes from The Flat on King, and it's a beautiful spot for a picnic or a hike. The Bruce Trail goes right through it. There is no charge for admission. It's also a popular venue for weddings, and part of the annual Vineland Craft Sale on Thanksgiving Weekend is held there.
This free attraction is one of the Niagara Parkway's hidden gems. Walk through the stunning gardens and arboretum, all meticulously maintained by the Niagara College School of Horticulture. The butterfly conservatory is also located on site.
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Botanical Gardens
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This free attraction is one of the Niagara Parkway's hidden gems. Walk through the stunning gardens and arboretum, all meticulously maintained by the Niagara College School of Horticulture. The butterfly conservatory is also located on site.
Port Dalhousie is a beautiful small town located right on Lake Ontario. It has the feel of a beach town: they have a nice beach and a pier, and you can still ride the large antique carousel for 25 cents. Bring a picnic or eat at one of the many restaurants by the water.
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Port Dalhousie
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Port Dalhousie is a beautiful small town located right on Lake Ontario. It has the feel of a beach town: they have a nice beach and a pier, and you can still ride the large antique carousel for 25 cents. Bring a picnic or eat at one of the many restaurants by the water.
Essentials
A small grocery store, good for picking up the basics.
Foodland - Vineland
3357 King St
A small grocery store, good for picking up the basics.
Local drug store.
I.D.A. - Hopkins Pharmacy
3387 King St
Local drug store.
Our local Avondale doubles as a convenience store and wine and liquor outlet.
Avondale Food Stores
3916 Victoria Ave
Our local Avondale doubles as a convenience store and wine and liquor outlet.
Our local health food store, carrying snacks, vitamins, natural remedies, and supplements.
Sangster's Health Centres
3916 Victoria Ave
Our local health food store, carrying snacks, vitamins, natural remedies, and supplements.
Handy hardware store close by. They have a little bit of everything.
Vineland Home Hardware
3367 King St
Handy hardware store close by. They have a little bit of everything.
Our closest hospital, only 10 minutes away.
St. Catharines General Hospital
1200 Fourth Ave
Our closest hospital, only 10 minutes away.
Food Scene
This is a must-visit if you want to experience the best of Niagara's local cuisine in a casual atmosphere, or for high-end takeout. Using fresh, locally-grown ingredients, the chef at the Grand Oak whips up fresh farm-to-table meals. This is a good choice for casual lunches or dinners. They also have delicious baked goods. ***CLOSED SUNDAYS***
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Grand Oak Culinary Market
4600 Victoria Ave
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This is a must-visit if you want to experience the best of Niagara's local cuisine in a casual atmosphere, or for high-end takeout. Using fresh, locally-grown ingredients, the chef at the Grand Oak whips up fresh farm-to-table meals. This is a good choice for casual lunches or dinners. They also have delicious baked goods. ***CLOSED SUNDAYS***
The Restaurant at Vineland Estates is less than a 5-minute drive from us, and is one of Niagara's premier eateries and wineries. They are open for lunch and dinner, and offer wine pairings of their own wines for every dish. If you are looking for somewhere special to celebrate or are just looking to treat yourself, this is a great choice. Do call ahead for reservations. Winery tours and store are also available on-site.
The Restaurant at Vineland Estates Winery
3620 Moyer Rd
The Restaurant at Vineland Estates is less than a 5-minute drive from us, and is one of Niagara's premier eateries and wineries. They are open for lunch and dinner, and offer wine pairings of their own wines for every dish. If you are looking for somewhere special to celebrate or are just looking to treat yourself, this is a great choice. Do call ahead for reservations. Winery tours and store are also available on-site.
Lovely dining room that overlooks the Jordan Valley in the nearby picturesque village of Jordan. The dining room is a wonderful choice for locally-sourced meals. The wines served are from Cave Springs Vineyard, another local favourite.
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Inn On The Twenty
3836 Main St
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Lovely dining room that overlooks the Jordan Valley in the nearby picturesque village of Jordan. The dining room is a wonderful choice for locally-sourced meals. The wines served are from Cave Springs Vineyard, another local favourite.
Boo has been working in and operating restaurants in Southern Ontario for a good long time - over 20 years - and his newest venture in Jordan is excellent for quick, cheap eats in a traditional diner. The setting is casual, but it has a gorgeous view of the Jordan Hollow. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There's also a farm market on site on the weekends.
Boo's Bar & Eatery
2980 King St
Boo has been working in and operating restaurants in Southern Ontario for a good long time - over 20 years - and his newest venture in Jordan is excellent for quick, cheap eats in a traditional diner. The setting is casual, but it has a gorgeous view of the Jordan Hollow. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There's also a farm market on site on the weekends.
Just a couple of minutes' walk from the Flat on King. Excellent, rustic Italian fare in an intimate dining room.
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Just Cooking Rustic Italian
3457 King St
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Just a couple of minutes' walk from the Flat on King. Excellent, rustic Italian fare in an intimate dining room.
Great bakery only a 3 minute walk from the flat. They offer a large selection of handcrafted bread and croissants, as well as some sweets. They have wheat and gluten-free options. Pick up something for breakfast.
de la terre Bakery
3451 King St
Great bakery only a 3 minute walk from the flat. They offer a large selection of handcrafted bread and croissants, as well as some sweets. They have wheat and gluten-free options. Pick up something for breakfast.
Really great place for brunch, particularly if you're vegan or have other dietary restrictions.
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Revalee Brunch Café
4100 Victoria Ave
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Really great place for brunch, particularly if you're vegan or have other dietary restrictions.
Great local food served up by a friendly team. Free corkage on Wednesdays and Fridays, if you want to bring a bottle that you've bought at one of the wineries.
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August Restaurant
5204 King St
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Great local food served up by a friendly team. Free corkage on Wednesdays and Fridays, if you want to bring a bottle that you've bought at one of the wineries.
Shopping
This is Niagara's largest shopping centre with a large selection of outlet stores. If you like outdoor gear, there is also a Bass Pro Shop.
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Outlet Collection at Niagara
300 Taylor Rd
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This is Niagara's largest shopping centre with a large selection of outlet stores. If you like outdoor gear, there is also a Bass Pro Shop.
A really nice place to get fresh flowers and gifts. They also run workshops at the local wineries on how to arrange flowers which also include a wine tasting.
The Watering Can Flower Market
3711 King St
A really nice place to get fresh flowers and gifts. They also run workshops at the local wineries on how to arrange flowers which also include a wine tasting.
Arts & Culture
The Shaw Festival is a staple of the Ontario theatre scene. The festival is open from April through October, and features plays by George Bernard Shaw and other playwrights from his time. In recent years they have also expanded their mandate to include more modern plays, and their lineup always includes a musical. Productions take place at four theatres in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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Shaw Festival Theatre
10 Queen's Parade
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The Shaw Festival is a staple of the Ontario theatre scene. The festival is open from April through October, and features plays by George Bernard Shaw and other playwrights from his time. In recent years they have also expanded their mandate to include more modern plays, and their lineup always includes a musical. Productions take place at four theatres in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Sightseeing
It's Niagara Falls! Whether you visit in summer or winter, during the day or at night, you have to see this wonder of the natural world located just 25 minutes from the Flat on King.
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Niagara Falls
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It's Niagara Falls! Whether you visit in summer or winter, during the day or at night, you have to see this wonder of the natural world located just 25 minutes from the Flat on King.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is often called the prettiest town in Canada. Located on the Niagara river, there is a lot to see and do here: many wineries, a beautiful main street with lots of boutiques, the Shaw Festival, art galleries, and much more await you. We got married here in 2015, at the Navy Hall on the grounds of Fort George, and it's one of our favourite places to visit in Niagara Region.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Niagara-on-the-Lake is often called the prettiest town in Canada. Located on the Niagara river, there is a lot to see and do here: many wineries, a beautiful main street with lots of boutiques, the Shaw Festival, art galleries, and much more await you. We got married here in 2015, at the Navy Hall on the grounds of Fort George, and it's one of our favourite places to visit in Niagara Region.
Zoom will bring bikes right to you, or you can go to their rental agency in Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake. Bikes are a great way to travel in Niagara, and the ride along the Niagara Parkway between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake is spectacular, with views of the Niagara Gorge. Lots of places to stop along the way too, from wineries, to the cable car across the gorge, to Brock's Monument. Pack a lunch and make a day of it.
Zoom BikeShare-Whirlpool Aerocar
3850 River Rd
Zoom will bring bikes right to you, or you can go to their rental agency in Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake. Bikes are a great way to travel in Niagara, and the ride along the Niagara Parkway between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake is spectacular, with views of the Niagara Gorge. Lots of places to stop along the way too, from wineries, to the cable car across the gorge, to Brock's Monument. Pack a lunch and make a day of it.
The park at Brock's Monument offers stunning views down the Niagara River, and on clear days, you can see all the way to Toronto. A really nice stop for a picnic or a casual walk. If you're feeling more intrepid, you can climb to the top of the monument.
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Brock's Monument
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The park at Brock's Monument offers stunning views down the Niagara River, and on clear days, you can see all the way to Toronto. A really nice stop for a picnic or a casual walk. If you're feeling more intrepid, you can climb to the top of the monument.
Drinks & Nightlife
The Jordan House is located in the village of Jordan. They offer pub-style fare in a more casual atmosphere, and often feature live bands. Stop in for a beer, a bite and to hear some tunes.
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Jordan House Tavern & Lodging
3751 Main St
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The Jordan House is located in the village of Jordan. They offer pub-style fare in a more casual atmosphere, and often feature live bands. Stop in for a beer, a bite and to hear some tunes.
Malivoire is one of our absolute favourite wineries in Niagara. They are a reasonably small producer, so you won't find much of their lineup in the LCBO: they make small batches of high-quality wine. They also often have local food producers on site offering samples; there is a cheese trailer on the weekend. Tours are available.
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Malivoire Wine Company
4260 King St
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Malivoire is one of our absolute favourite wineries in Niagara. They are a reasonably small producer, so you won't find much of their lineup in the LCBO: they make small batches of high-quality wine. They also often have local food producers on site offering samples; there is a cheese trailer on the weekend. Tours are available.
So by now I'm sure you know Niagara is all about the wineries, but we also have some distilleries. If you're more about the grain than the grape (or just want to try something different), this is a good bet. They make rye, vodka, gin and absinthe on site. Tours and tastings available.
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Dillon's Small Batch Distillers
4833 Tufford Rd
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So by now I'm sure you know Niagara is all about the wineries, but we also have some distilleries. If you're more about the grain than the grape (or just want to try something different), this is a good bet. They make rye, vodka, gin and absinthe on site. Tours and tastings available.
A brewery in Niagara? You bet! Silversmith is located in an old church just outside of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Try their black lager, or one of the guest ales on tap. The Tide and Vine Oyster Company serves up food daily for lunch and dinner, and their menu goes way beyond oysters: try the currywurst. Tours and tastings available daily.
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Silversmith Brewing Company
1523 Niagara Stone Rd
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A brewery in Niagara? You bet! Silversmith is located in an old church just outside of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Try their black lager, or one of the guest ales on tap. The Tide and Vine Oyster Company serves up food daily for lunch and dinner, and their menu goes way beyond oysters: try the currywurst. Tours and tastings available daily.
Featherstone is only 5 minutes from the Flat, and is set on a beautiful property on the escarpment. They serve local meats and cheeses on the Veranda: sit with a glass of wine and watch the sheep grazing in the vineyards. If you're lucky, you may also see one of their falcons at work controlling the pests. Truly one of wine country's nicest views.
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Featherstone Estate Winery & Vineyard
3678 Victoria Ave
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Featherstone is only 5 minutes from the Flat, and is set on a beautiful property on the escarpment. They serve local meats and cheeses on the Veranda: sit with a glass of wine and watch the sheep grazing in the vineyards. If you're lucky, you may also see one of their falcons at work controlling the pests. Truly one of wine country's nicest views.
Great brewery with tasty food and a nice year-round beer garden.
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Bench Brewing Company
3991 King St
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Great brewery with tasty food and a nice year-round beer garden.