The meandering Bonnechere River once carried furs and pine logs out of this Ottawa Valley region. Now canoes move along its leisurely, ever-changing path to Round Lake where there is a buoyed, sandy beach. Trails pass an old beaver pond and marshes. An historic depot depicts the life of early forest rangers.
Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution. Housed in Hamilton’s first Waterworks, this National Historic Site preserves two 70-ton steam engines, perhaps the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines.
A museum and archive dedicated to preserving and promoting the unique history and heritage of the former Town of Hespeler. Operated by The Company of Neighbours, an Ontario registered not-for-profit organization; we are completely powered by volunteers. Situated in the century old Hespeler Town Hall, we are open Saturdays and Mondays 8 am to noon and Tuesdays to Fridays 8 am to 4 pm.
Homer Watson House & Gallery is the standing homestead and art studio of Canadian Artist Homer Ransford Watson (1855 – 1936)
Today the Homer Watson House & Gallery is a registered charitable organization and historic site that aims to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Homer Watson’s creative spirit through appreciation, enjoyment and practice of the visual arts. Through exhibitions, events, programs and a museum space of the late artist’s studio, the Homer Watson House & Gallery has something for everyone.
Horseshoe Resort is your one stop shop for your next cycling vacation. With ample cross country trails on the resort, you always have direct access to the Copeland Forest, 4000 acres of Cross Country Trails and over 800km of beautifully paved roads for the road cyclists.
This delightful Bed and Breakfast home is in a picturesque setting in Niagara on the Lake. Just steps from the bike trail, it is easy to start out the day on a bike, exploring the many wineries in our area, travelling along the river and lake, or just meandering slowly through quiet neighbourhoods admiring the gorgeous gardens and landscaping. At the end of the day, guests can relax, knowing that their bikes are stored in our locked garage. We are a short walk to the Shaw Festival theatres, restaurants, unique shops and galleries.
Table Rock Welcome Centre is the heart of Niagara Parks – where every year over 8 million visitors stand close to the thundering water rushing over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls! There are many exciting features at Table Rock: • Welcome Centres – Where you can purchase our special admission Passes, plan your day and make timed-ticket reservations. • Niagara’s Fury – You’ll feel like you were there for the Creation of the Falls at this immersive 4-D experience. • Journey Behind the Falls – Where you can walk through tunnels far behind the Falls and to observation decks at the foot of the Falls. • Shopping at Table Rock – Our new stores on the second level include Pop & Lolly’s our fun and interactive Candy Shop. Don’t miss Canadian Treasures for Canadian Diamonds, Roots brand name wearables, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Kids Explor-it. • Table Rock Food Court – Tim Hortons, Niagara Pizza Co., Ah-So Sushi, Burger Town and other favourite options for a light meal or beverage. All areas of Table Rock are fully accessible and wheelchair rental is available during the summer months at the Welcome Centre. You will also find Digital Attractions photo services, Automatic Teller Machines, Currency Exchanges and a First Aid station. Falls view hotels and the Fallsview Casino Resort are all a short walk to the Falls Incline Railway, that will quickly transport you down the steep moraine to Table Rock. From the Clifton Hill Tourist Area, it’s just a 10-minute walk through the beautiful gardens of Queen Victoria Park. Hours of Operation: Journey Behind the Falls and the main Shops are all open daily year-round except December 25. Some services close in the winter. The view of the Falls is always available – 24-hours a day, 7 days a week!
Hamilton is a cycling-friendly community offering a vast selection of scenic bicycle routes and trails that combine off-road, multi-use paths and on-street dedicated bike lanes, with varying terrain, hills and degrees of difficulty.
Well-signed, GPS-mapped bike routes guide cyclists along Hamilton’s beautiful Waterfront, through lush forested escarpment trails, past some of Hamilton’s well-known waterfalls, amidst rural farming communities, and right into the heart of the city.
Bike racks, repair kits/stations as well as local and regional cycling information are all amenities that are found at our certified bicycle-friendly businesses, including restaurants, attractions, breweries and accommodations.
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk County, along the Waterford Heritage Trail, our section of the Trans Canada Trail, just 15 minutes south of Hwy 403 near Brantford, Canada’s newest horticultural playground represents 18 acres of landscaped romantic renaissance gardens, 4 km of walking trails, and the largest privately owned rare conifer collection in North America. Several formal statuary, themed gardens and informal water features complete with cascades, waterfalls, a babbling brook and Canada’s only all stone musical fountain amphitheatre. Cyclists will enjoy our hospitality as we offer a secure daytime bike lock-up area, rest areas, water, beverages and local healthy snacks, and local cycling/tourism information. Guests may purchase rare and ornamental treasures at our Garden Centre. GPS: 42º 59’ 55.95” N, 80º 17’ 50.32” W Join us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/Whistling.Gardens TWITTER:http://twitter.com/#!/WhistlingG Located in Norfolk County “Ontario’s Garden”