Summer is a wonderful time for a trip to Niagara Falls. Recently, my husband and I ventured north to Ontario to take in some breathtaking vistas and a bit of history while visiting the Falls.
We stayed in Niagara-On-The-Lake, a charming Victorian-era town along Lake Ontario. On our first day in town, we embarked on a walking tour of the historic district, enjoying the richly detailed architecture, lovely flowers, and delightful shops and restaurants.
Niagara-On-The-Lake Cenotaph/Memorial Clock
We were fortunate to have terrific weather, so we were able to ride our bicycles the next day along the Niagara River Recreation Trail to Niagara Falls, taking in the beautiful vistas, landmarks and historical monuments along the way.
What a gorgeous view from the Niagara Escarpment!
It was exciting to see this statue of King George VI, portrayed by Colin Firth in the movie The King’s Speech, in Queen Victoria Park. The park is near the viewing area for the American and Horseshoe Falls, and offered a wonderful, shaded stop for a water and snack break.
After our break at the park, we reached the viewing area for the Falls. Such a breathtaking sight! We stopped near the Horseshoe Falls and took in this magnificent natural beauty.
The next day, we toured the Butterfly Conservatory. What a spectacular place! The grounds of the conservatory building are filled with fantastic, lush gardens designed to attract pollinators. Lovely and educational—what could be more peaceful than being surrounded by beautiful butterflies? I saw awe on the faces of children and adults alike as butterflies landed on their bodies. I’m so looking forward to another visit.
My husband and I truly enjoyed our time visiting the Canadian side of the Falls. Now, we can’t wait to head north again. Autumn will be a perfect time to tour the wineries of Ontario. Time to start planning our adventure!
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Rose Fleming has been presumed dead for the last decade. It required leaving everything—and everyone—she loved behind, including MacAllister Campbell. But faking her death allowed her to stay safe until the threat posed by a mysterious villain had passed. Believing it’s finally safe again, she returns…and runs smack into the only man she ever loved.
But Rose was wrong and the stalker she escaped years ago still has her in his sights.
Ten years ago, Mac mourned the death of the woman he loved. It’s taken years to heal his heart only to discover that not only is Rose still alive, but still in grave danger. Mac can forgive Rose’s deception, but he’d never be able to forgive himself if he didn’t protect her from the evil still stalking her.
The only thing worse than losing her once would be losing her again… and he won’t let that happen.
Award-winning author Tara Kingston writes romance laced with intrigue, danger, and adventures of the heart. A Southern Navy brat transplanted to a quaint Pennsylvania town, she lives her own love story with her real-life hero in a cozy Victorian. The mother of two sons, Tara’s a former librarian whose love of books is evident in her popping-at-the-seams bookcases and collection of unusual bookmarks. It goes without saying that Tara’s husband is thankful for the invention of digital books, thereby eliminating the need for yet another bookcase. When she’s not writing, reading, or burning dinner, Tara enjoys cycling, hiking, and cheering on her favorite football team. Learn more about Tara at www.tarakingston.com.