Originally, built around 1898, this unique 8-sided barn was built for stabling animals, but was left empty for years until Susanne Spence-Wilkins saw it and made plans of her own.
With a dream to make it “more than a garden centre, more than a store”, Susanne and her team, consisting of family and friends in the community, have created a very special “Garden Inspiration Centre”.
The café is very popular with locals and bike-by guests alike. Every day the kitchen prepares a sandwich made with fresh baked bread, oven-roasted meat and fillings; large or small chef’s salad; a soup made-from-scratch with local ingredients; and a butter tart or piece of pie. The cafe now has an expanded menu and offers free WiFi!
And don’t miss out on the ice cream! Made locally at Shaw’s Ice Cream in Port Stanley. Hand-scooped and delicious.
Cyclists most welcome!
Museums of Burlington: Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington’s learning environments. Both sites represent the history of Burlington in unique and exciting settings. Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm/Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Last tour leaves at 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults, $4.50, Seniors & Students $4.00, Children (5-12 yrs) $2.25 Prices include HST. Joseph Brant Museum: Built between 1937-1938 as a replica of the original home of Captain Joseph Brant, Thayendanegea, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers and an important figure in Canadian history, the Joseph Brant Museum is Burlington’s community museum. Through guided tours, changing exhibits, interactive displays, a hands-on discovery room, a new community gallery, educational programming, and special events, Joseph Brant Museum tells the stories relating to the development of the Burlington area complimented by travelling exhibitions that enrich the museum’s dialogue with the community. Ireland House Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, an English Immigrant and one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1987 the home became a museum and the historic farmstead, now resting on 4.5 acres of original farmland, with its buildings, yards, gardens, and contents is interpreted to three distinct time periods, representing the generations of Ireland family who lived in the house. Visitors enjoy tours of the house by costumed interpreters, exhibits, special events, and participatory activities in keeping with the character and history of the House and the Ireland family.
Mystic Meadow Studio is our home in the east end of Cornwall only 1 ½ blocks up from the Waterfront Trail. Our proximity to the Trail has encouraged us to offer our extra bedrooms to cyclists looking for a comfortable sleep and a few cycling extras. Beyond secure, dry storage for your bicycles, our Full Service includes a generous breakfast with menu choices at a negotiable time, access to our Hot Tub, use of Kitchenette and laundry facilities. Simpler arrangements can be negotiated. The space includes WiFi, repair space & tools, a comfortable deck with gazebo and hot tub. Your cycle savvy hosts can direct you to local restaurants, activities and attractions. Add chatter with Virginia the artist to round out the support and fun for cyclists at Mystic Meadow Studio in Cornwall.
As landmarks, travelling East, Jarvis is 1 km beyond St Lawrence College and travelling West it is 1 km beyond the Nav Centre.
Seasonally; April 1 to October 31, 7 days a week; 9am – 6pm
Visit our Touring Center located on main street, in the heart of Old Town Historic Niagara on the Lake, just steps away from the marina, boutique hotels and inns, locally owned B&B’s, village shops and restaurants and our world class cycle path!
Simply let serendipity to whisk you away into wine country! Our diverse selection of bike rentals, including tandem bikes, cruisers and hybrid touring bikes allow guests an unscheduled approach or all inclusive self guided option to exploring Niagara on the Lake. Our Niagara Ambassadors are both friendly and knowledgeable ensuring you have a visit to remember.
Located just a short drive from Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake is steeped in history and has over 35 wineries within its borders. Situated between Lake Ontario to the north and Lake Erie to the south, the Niagara Peninsula offers the perfect climate for wine production. The wineries of Niagara- on- the- Lake and The Niagara Escarpment are rapidly gaining worldwide acclaim.
Enjoy a few hours or a full day exploring Niagara on the Lake, Canada’s Top destination for wine and culinary, go hand-in-hand with history, showcasing the unbelievable beauty of flowers and gardens, patios and restaurants, quaint boutiques, and art galleries. Cycle past rolling vineyards and orchards; historical estates, local landmarks and fruit markets including McFarlane House, Kurtz Market & Culinary Orchards, Smuggler’s Cove and Walker’s Country Market parallel the impressive Niagara River and the magnificent parkway Winston Churchill described “the prettiest town in Canada”.
Self guided or professionally guided tours are available daily offering multiple tour routes, with custom or scheduled tours options.
Since 1992, Niagara Wine Tours International is the original touring company crafting wine, education with leisure touring options to include agri-tourism, microbreweries and distilleries in the Niagara Region’s Wine Tour Industry. Reawaken your Senses! Our guided tours offer a full sensory experience exploring the bounty of Niagara! We offer daily tours by bicycle or passenger van to world class award winning wineries in beautiful and historic Niagara on the Lake where you will sample award winning VQA wines and also the areas world famous Ice-wine.
Seasonally April 1 to October 31, 7 days a week, 9am – 6pm
Touring Centre located on main street, in the heart of Old Town Historic Niagara on the Lake, steps away from the marina, inns, hotels, B&B’s, village shops and restaurants and our world class cycle path!
Reawaken your Senses! Our guided tours offer a full sensory experience exploring the bounty of Niagara! Cycle past rolling vineyards and orchards; historical estates, local landmark and fruit markets including McFarlane House, Kurtz Market & Culinary Orchards, Smuggler’s Cove and Walker’s Country Market parallel the impressive Niagara River and the magnificent parkway Winston Churchill described “the prettiest town in Canada”.
Enjoy a full day or morning & afternoon offerings on our top rated Sip’n Cycle tours! For a more unscheduled approach, our all inclusive self guided option or large selection of bike rentals allow serendipity to whisk you away into wine country!
Explore Niagara’s bounty, exploring multiple tour routes, with custom or scheduled tours options.
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.
A 100 suite boutique hotel located on Lake Ontario in the cycling hub of Port Credit (Mississauga) and on the Waterfront Trail. Our full service accommodation offers an excellent location between Toronto, Humber Trails and Niagara cycling destinations. Full food service in our award winning Breakwater restaurant, as well as in-suite dining assist you in making your tour a success. Our in-suites services include both full kitchen facilities as well as laundry.