Posts made in August, 2011

Whirlpool doesn’t just have a great course…It also has great food!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011

Most people think that golf courses are off limits unless they golf, but this is certainly not true. Coming from a girl who yells “fore” or misses the ball more than she hits it, golf courses are always trying to entice locals and travellers to stop in, eat, or even try playing a round (if they are up for it). Many hotels also offer great golf packages that allow travellers and locals to play a round of golf and enjoy a delicious meal. Whirlpool is one of those golf courses. That is why Hayley and I decided to try out Whirlpool and see what their dining was like. Stepping into the...

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A Family Day in Niagara Falls- Queenston Heights

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011

If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend the day; picnicking, biking, playing tennis and hanging out with the family in Niagara, then Google no more. Amber and I have found it, Queenston Heights! Although the main attraction to Queenston Heights is often the historical significance in Niagara, we felt that this was really just an added bonus to everything else there is to enjoy. Amber and I started our day taking a walk around the parks paths and making a stop at the Brock Monument. You can freely enter the monument to read up on how Sir Isaac Brock helped Canada gain control of the...

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It’s FREE at Heartland Forrest

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011

There are not many places that are free anymore, let alone are also fun. But to my surprise, Niagara Falls has superb nature preservations that are sure to bring in large crowds. Heartland Forest has 93 acres of protected Carolinian forest, completely wheelchair accessible. From the mini putt course to the large walking trails throughout this preservation, families are sure to have a fun and exciting day with their children. Hayley was more than excited to take some of the walking trails throughout the site; I on the other hand wanted to test out the mini-putt game. Our only down fall is...

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Floral Clock

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011

For those of you who don’t know what the Floral Clock is… it’s exactly what it sounds like; a large fully functioning clock made out of flowers. Let me start by saying that Amber and I were a day too early to see the clock in full bloom. But because of this, we got to see the students from the School of Horticulture planting all of the flowers. We got a sneak peak of what the design would be this year as well. We learned that each year there is a different design and this year it’s celebrating The School of Horticulture’s 75th year. If the back door is open, take a look at...

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Niagara Botanical Gardens

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

A stroll through the Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens is ideal for someone looking for ideas for their home garden or someone who will appreciate the beauty of a variety of flower species. The 40 acres of gardens are maintained by the students of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, acting as an outdoor classroom for them. Amber and I went earlier in the summer, so some of the gardens had not been filled. There were beautiful red, pink and orange roses in bloom when Amber and I stopped by for a walk through. The students were out and about working on the gardens and I know they are...

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