What a gorgeous day we woke up to this morning! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.

We drove the scenic route along the river north of Niagara Falls to Niagara-on-the-Lake, a lovely little town on Lake Ontario. I had read about it on Trip Advisor, and then my friend, Concetta recommended it as well.

She wasn’t wrong when she said it was beautiful and a must-see place to go in the Niagara Falls area. We were most struck by how meticulously maintained all the homes were, especially the landscaping. It was obvious these homeowners take pride in their gardens, and we were amazed by the variety of trees and plantings we saw while driving through the neighborhoods. The one in the photo below was just across the street from Konzelmann Winery where we visited in the afternoon.


As they say, “Life’s short. Eat dessert first.” Taking that advice to heart, we began our day at Chocolate F/X for a chocolate tour and tasting. We arrived early for our tour, so we took their advice and sampled chocolates while we waited. Having skipped breakfast this morning, that was our breakfast. Life’s good!


The tour by Barb was informative and entertaining, so it was a great way to start our day!

Next up was our tour and tasting at Konzelmann Winery. We had planned on going there anyway, because of its #1 ranking on Trip Advisor for Niagara-on-the-Lake, but Simeon gave us a voucher for a complimentary tour and tasting when we checked in to The Rex Motel, so that was a nice little bonus!


We were fortunate to be on our tour with just four other people, so it was a cozy little group with Karyn, our knowledgeable guide who was just delightful.

Our tasting was at a table they set up out in the vineyard– perfect on such a gorgeous day. It was so clear that we could see Toronto across the lake!


After lunch in town, we explored the area, visited another winery, and then headed back to enjoy the beauty of the falls.



 Emelia had suggested checking out the view from the bar on the 34th floor of the Hilton Hotel, so we headed there after a walk through the Fallsview Casino & Resort.

WOW. Check out this view!