Posts made in August, 2011

A Night On The Town- Port Dalhousie

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011

Friday and Saturday nights in Port Dalhousie are something to be seen! Sadly, it is the end of an era, with condominiums being put in place of some of the most popular summer bars in the Niagara region.  Bars that have more outside space than inside, decks and sand floors, these are the idea summer hotspots- My Cottage, Jailhouse, The Shore, Horny Toad and Port Mansion. The whole street is filled with young partiers looking to have some fun, loud music is bumpin’ from every bar and the DD is lucky to find a parking spot after 10pm that’s not on someone’s lawn. Ironically,...

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Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Cemetery

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011

History is told, felt, and re-lived around the world, but not everyone can say that history occured in their own backyard; Niagara Falls can. Niagara Falls is filled with famous heroes and heroines that fought for many of the things that we take for granted. And what a better place to pay our respects then to walk through the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Cemetery. Hayley and I spent a good hour walking around and taking pictures within the cemetery itself. It bothered us not being able to read some of the stones, but erosion had worn them down. We knew that at one point in time those...

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Morningstar Mill (One of Niagara’s Best kept Secrets)

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011

If you’re looking for a new and interesting place to venture within the Niagara area, Morningstar Mill is the place to check out. This Niagara area attraction has both historical value and scenic/natural beauty. It is a perfect place to take photos, learn about history, practice your hiking skills or even discover 3 beautiful waterfalls; not to mention swim in them.  The very first reason Hayley and I decided to check out this site was for the beautiful waterfalls that we had heard about. Hayley was a bit nervous, but once she hiked down the gorge she was amazed by the view. I was...

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At Happy Rolph’s FREE never goes out of style!

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011

Happy Rolph’s sure is everything that it is made to be. Being one of the most interesting places to visit in the Niagara area, this local site allows children of all ages and parents alike to see and feed different types of farm animals. Happy Rolph’s is also completely free, free admission and free parking, not to mention provides young children with a small park to play in. Happy Rolph’s brought me back to my childhood as I was born on a farm; it made me feel at home. It was also a site to see as Hayley got up close and personal with some of the smallest and largest farm animals. So...

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Fun in the Niagara Sun

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011

If you’re looking for a beach day in Niagara, then head to the famous Crystal Beach. Located only 30 minutes from Niagara Falls, this beach was once home to a small amusement park that closed in 1989- but that doesn’t mean that it’s not still amusing! Head to the beach on the weekend (make sure to go early and get a good spot) and see just how popular it still is. Jump off the pier, bring a football or just people watch from your beach chair. When it’s getting too hot to handle, cool off with an ice cream cone at the place across the street, or take a quiet stroll through the quaint...

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