Bustling with community culture, Beamsville is home to Canada’s most thriving wine region and some of Ontario’s most beautiful scenery. Although small, Beamsville has no shortage of activities and is the ideal location to spend a beautiful summer day. These are some of the activities you can check out this summer.
Visit Port Dalhousie
Port Dalhousie is situated on the shore of Lake Ontario and known for its beautiful waterfront location. The Port Dalhousie Harbour is the perfect spot to spend the day on the water boating or fishing and soaking up the summer sun. Port Dalhousie is also home to the historic Lakeside Park Carousel, first brought to Port Dalhousie in 1921. This beautiful hand-carved attraction is located by the water, and is only 5 cents to ride. If you’re looking for a relaxing activity, visit the Lakeside Park Beach, sink into a comfy spot in the sand and enjoy the view.
Visit a Conservation Area
Get out and enjoy the great outdoors in Beamsville. Cave Springs Conservation Area features an assortment of plants and wildlife, and is rich in natural history, with mysterious rock carvings and wartime hideouts. The conservation can only be accessed through the Bruce trail, and is not accessible by car, keeping it true to its natural state. In contrast Ball’s Falls Conservation Area offers a variety of programs and special events throughout the year. Featuring the original Ball family home, and an operating flourmill, church and blacksmith shop. The beautiful scenery and 19th century atmosphere makes it the perfect location for special events.
Go on a Winery Tour
The Niagara Peninsula is well-known for its vast grape and wine industry. Thirty Bench Wine Makers offers an authentic winery experience, with a view of vineyards from every window. Ranked best small winery of the year, Thirty Bench Wine Makers is known for its Rieslings and rare Small Lot Reds, which are sought after and collected by wine connoisseurs. Resting in the magnificent country side of Beamsville, Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery does not fall short of expectations. The beautiful refurbished barn, surrounded by lush vineyards, provides the culture and charm expected of the region’s wineries. Their delicious Sauvignon Blancs can be sipped while enjoying a view of Lake Ontario.
Places to Dine
Known for being plentiful in culture, its only fitting that Beamsville would have a large variety of restaurants to satisfy all palettes. If you’re in search of a place to enjoy a drink with friends, and indulge in some comfort food, The Butcher and Banker Pub has everything you need. On a warm Saturday The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge is where you’ll want to spend your day; the red brick Victorian manor is surrounded by breathtaking vineyards and a view of Lake Ontario. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, every meal is sure to be fresh and delicious and can be enjoyed on their outdoor patio. For a restaurant experience that feels as comfortable as home, August Restaurant offers a warm and comforting dining atmosphere. Stop in for breakfast and enjoy warm, freshly baked scones; or for dinner and try their garlic and herb crusted steak, topped with red wine jus, balsamic roasted mushrooms and brie.
Visit Jordan Village
Jordan Village has more than just its charm to offer, rich in both history and culture. Elegant buildings line the streets, with everything from restaurants to art galleries. The two large historical buildings that comprise the Jordan Museum overlook the beautiful Twenty Valley. With plenty of exhibits and special events, the museum is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the affluent culture of Jordan and the Niagara region. The Jordan House is a go-to spot for a night out with friends, the pub style atmosphere and live music always make for a lively night. Supporting its Niagara roots, the Jordan Art Gallery promotes original works by Niagara artists. The gallery offers a diverse collection, featuring paintings, drawings and even glass blowing. All works are available for purchase, so you can take a little piece of Jordan home with you.