Even though there’s less than a month left until back to school, you still have time to take
advantage of summer activities across the Niagara region. With Ontario on the verge of getting
back to normal, there are plenty of COVID-safe activities that you can plan for this summer.
Take advantage of the great weather and explore what Niagara has to offer with these activities
to check out this summer.
Hiking is a great activity for almost any weather. Especially in the summer, hiking trails can be
very popular and can be a great way to see God’s creation. Niagara is home to plenty of hiking
trails and even has sections of the Bruce Trail scattered throughout. The 900km trail is famous
for being Ontario’s oldest and longest trail. If you have been putting off hiking part of the trail,
now is the perfect time to do so!
Other hiking trails include Woodend Conservation Trail, Niagara Glen Nature Centre, and
Rockway Conservation Area. These trails are perfect for everyone! If you’re taking kids, there
are easier paths for you! If you’re an expert hiker, try out some of the tougher paths. Either way,
you’ll enjoy everything these paths have to offer.
Even though it’s been a bit rainy and cloudy this summer, Ontario is still welcome to a heatwave
or two (or three?). When the heat hits, a beach day is a perfect way to cool off, spend some time
outside, and enjoy the Niagara region. Here are just a few of the amazing beach es you can
explore this summer:
Crystal Beach is a popular beach in Fort Erie. It’s home to golden sand, beautiful water, and
local shops or restaurants to visit while you’re there.
Port Dalhousie is another well-known beach in the Niagara region. Home to the carousel and
boat marina, Port Dalhousie is a sandy beach that everyone can enjoy. Within the park, you will
also find paddle board rentals, ice cream shops, cafes, and other fun activities.
Nickel Beach in Port Colborne is yet another great beach to head to on a hot day this summer.
Spend the day exploring Port Colborne and enjoy the beautiful scenery and sandy beach.
However, due to COVID, you will have to purchase a day pass if you are not from Port
One of the best things about summer is the fresh and delicious fruits that are in season. From
strawberries and cherries to plums and peaches – there’s fruit for everyone. If you’re looking for
a few fruit stands to check out, we’ve got you covered:
The Red Barn, located in Jordan, is a local favourite. Home to the best (?) strawberries in the
region, the Tigchelaar family has all of your summer treats in one place. Not only do they
provide quality fruits and veggies, you can also pop in for frozen yogurt, tarts, jams, and other
Walker’s Country Market based out of Niagara-on-the-Lake is a must see when visiting the area.
You’ll be overwhelmed by the selection of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and preserves that
you’ll discover there.
Finally, Hildreth Farms in Grimsby is a perfect stop on your way to Toronto or Hamilton. Not only
do they have a great selection of produce, fresh baked goods, and homemade jams, they also
offer BBQ sauces and honeys for the perfect summer barbecue.
Ice Cream Parlors
Ice cream is a summer staple. Not only is it the perfect treat for the kids, but it’s also ideal for
adults. With countless flavours, there will no doubt be something for everyone.
Avondale Dairy Bar located in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a summer bucket list item. The lines out
the door every night prove that Avondale Dairy Bar is worth visiting at least once this summer.
Their handmade ice cream, delectable sundaes, and mouth watering banana splits will leave
you with a full stomach and still wanting more.
Good Manners Ice Cream is a new addition to the Niagara region. Recently, the spot won the
award for best Ice cream spot in Niagara by 97.7fm. Check out this tiny spot in Vineland this
summer and you won’t be disappointed!
Conversation’s Cafe in Beamsville has slowly made a name for itself in the Naiagra region for
offering great coffee, breakfasts, and now- Ice cream! Stop in for a cone or bowl after dinner and
check out the amazing flavours they have to offer.
If you check out any of these spots, be sure to tell them that Your Niagara Home sent you! Snap
a pic and share it with us on Instagram @yourniagarahome