Last weekend I had the pleasure of marrying my long time girlfriend and mother of our daughter. As a quick getaway, or mini-honeymoon before we take a longer trip to Maui in October, we decided to take a few days off in Niagara On The Lake. We’ve been meaning to spend some time in the area but have just never got around to it. Growing up in Toronto, I’m kind of jaded about Niagara. The touristy falls area, the haunted houses, wax museums, and casinos = not my thing. Two years ago a friend of mine had his stag start at Hillebrand Winery, and that gave me my first taste of how beautiful the region is. The vineyards and orchards, along with the views of the Niagara River are simply gorgeous.
We booked our stay at one of the regions many Bed & Breakfasts. A gorgeous 1800’s farmhouse called Heathercroft Circa 1819. It’s nestled among peach trees and grape vines. Our hostess was Renie, co-owner of the B & B, who was very pleasant and kept everything in good order. Up for conversation, we learned about the history of the house and she gave us many suggestions on where to visit and what to do while in the area. One of which was to rent some bicycles and bike around to the wineries and enjoy some of the local trails. So after a massage and relaxing morning at the Pillar & Post Spa, we rented ourselves 2 “cruiser” bikes from Zoom Leisure Bikes, which were totally awesome. We set out on an adventure on a perfect summer day with not a cloud in the sky! Continue reading