Grimsby & Beamsville
The town of Grimsby was founded in 1787 and is located at the western end of Lake Ontario. It has a population of approx 20,000 people. Grimsby is described as the "Gateway to Niagara" as it is a 15 minute drive from Hamilton and St. Catharines, 30 minutes from Niagara Falls and less than an hour from Toronto.
Visit the many local wineries and vineyards located along the wine route in Grimsby. Hike up the Bruce Trail along the Niagara Escarpment; enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings in the Beamer conservation area. Looking to go fishing, boating or skiing? There are two marinas in the town which feature a free boat ramp. Grimsby also boasts several golf courses within minutes of downtown.
The retail area in Grimsby includes a museum, art gallery, tourist information centre, post office, hospital, various liquor outlets and a varied selection of restaurants and dining options.
Beamsville, like many other communities, got its name from one of the early pioneers to arrive in the area. Beamsville was named after Jacob Beam. It is a friendly and beautiful town in the heart of the fruit and grape country in the Niagara Peninsula. Drive, cycle or hike to the great selection of vineyards, many anchored by their own winery, which feature tours and tasting's year round. Some wineries do have restaurants and bed and breakfast option on location.
Vineland & Jordan
Vineland and Jordan are described as villages incorporated in 1970 to the town of Lincoln. Both feature wineries and vineyards highlighted along the famed wine route, as well as fruit farms. Jordan was one of the first communities established along the lower Twenty Mile Creek. Visit the Balls Falls Heritage conservation area which features over 200 acres of natural beauty and historic sites. View the two spectacular cataracts, guided tours are available.
Niagara on the Lake
The historic town of Niagara on the lake is described as "the prettiest town in Canada" and is located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario where the Niagara River ends its journey into this famous Great Lake. It is surrounded by countless award-winning vineyards and wineries and is home to 3 theatres including the world-famous Shaw Festival Theatre. The town is rich in historical, architectural and natural beauty, featuring historic sites and museums. Also featured are casual and fine dining locations, quality shopping selections, local farm markets, a marina, and golf courses.