Looking for fall things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake but are tired of all the wineries? This waterfront town has tons of quaint places to explore, minus the vino. So leave your wine glasses at home and head out to these places.
While Niagara-on-the-Lake is greatly known as the wine capital of the province, it also has endless possibilities for you to explore if you aren’t a fan of the red stuff.
As summer starts to come to an end, you can go on a hike on one of the many trails surrounding the town to soak in the views of the changing colours.
If you want to stay inside the town’s core, you can also do some shopping in the Historic Downtown. The area is loaded with unique shops that sell all kinds of trinkets.
Finish off you day by going on a ghost tour, where you can hear all the deep and dark history of the town.
So grab your friends, and check out these fall things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake this year.
Do Some Shopping In The Historic Downtown
This historic downtown is the perfect place to do some shopping. From unique trinket shops, to artwork, to clothing, the possibilities of what you can bring home are endless.
Once you’ve shopped until you dropped, you can admire all the stunning flowers that surround the sidewalks and all the picturesque historic buildings that are sprinkled throughout the area.
This is also a great spot to grab some ice cream or even a mouthwatering brunch at one of the many breakfast locations scattered around the square.
Have A Picnic At Queen’s Royal Park
Queen’s Royal Park has some stunning views of Lake Ontario and you can even gaze over the water towards the United States.
If you’re looking for a place to relax after a day of touring, this is the perfect place to do so. Lay out a blanket, pack a few sandwiches and enjoy a picnic while watching the sunset.
Take a Haunted Ghost Tour
Spook things up with Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Ghost Walks. For $16, you will be taken on an hour and a half tour of some of the most haunted places in Canada.
From the Olde Angel Inn to the iconic court house, there are uninvited friends around every corner.
Explore The Historic Fort George
Transport back in time to the war of 1812 when you visit this historical spot. Fort George National Historic Site was used as the British headquarters during this time before the Americans invaded it in 1813.
You can wander through the fields where soldiers used to train, see the cannons that were used and even wander through the quarters where the British used to sleep.
The site is currently open on weekends from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. until the end of October.
Pick Your Own Fruit
The soils in Niagara-on-the-Lake grow more than just grapes. There a variety of peach, apple and cherry fields scattered across the area, and a lot of them are open for picking your own.
Parkway Orchards lets you stock up on some of your favourite fruits, depending on the season. During the fall months, guests will usually be able to grab some peaches, nectarines and apples.
Take A Hike To See The Fall Colours
Soak in the views of the changing leaves at one of the many trails that are riddled throughout the area. The Niagara River Recreation Trail follows along the popular Niagara river and leads to some stunning views.
Just make sure you have a pair of running shoes and a bottle of water handy before taking on this adventure.
Ride Around The Town In A Horse And Carriage
If you’re looking for a romantic way to end the evening, Sentineal Carriages offer historic tours of the town from the back of a horse carriage.
A 30 minute tour costs $100, while a 45 minute tour is $145. Reservations can be booked online.
If you aren’t a wine lover, but find yourself reaching for a cold beer, you can also check out our ultimate tour guide for the best breweries in Niagara-on-the-Lake.