1. The Stagecoach Family Restaurant
Right on Queen St. in the center of the old town. Great breakfasts
and diner style lunches at reasonable prices. The staff is super
friendly. Get a seat in the front half with a view of Queen St.
2. The Pie Plate
Located in the center of Virgil, 10 minutes away. A quaint family
bakery restaurant - perfect for pastries, lunch and dinner and take
away. Incredible baked goods!
3. Willow Bakery
On the edge of the old town area at the intersection of
Mississauga St. and Mary St. Good coffee, pastries, light lunches.
4. The Red Rooster Restaurant
Also at the intersection of Mississauga St. and Mary
St., a family friendly spot. The homemade soup is always a winner!
5. The Epicurean
Located on Queen St., they have gourmet counter service, and a
delicious selection of options. Dinner is a sit-down affair, higher
priced but very good.
6. The McFarland House
This beautiful historic building on the Niagara Parkway, minutes from
the old town, serves the best tea in town and is a wonderful lunch
spot. Take the tour while you are there - it's worth it.
7. The Golf Club
Located on the waterfront in NOTL, it has the best water view in town.
Ask for a seat by the window or on the patio and enjoy your meal.
8. The Irish Tea Room
Located on Queen St. in the Irish Shop, it has a delicious homemade
menu and lovely tea and desserts.
9. The Stone Road Grill/Rest To Go
At the corner of Mississauga St. and Mary St., The Stone Road Grill has
the areas best fine dining. Rest To Go is their take-out spot next door
and offers the best pizza around.
1. Simcoe Park
The park right in the old town on Queen St. It has a fun water fountain
for splashing in the summer. Great for picnics.
2. Memorial Park
Located two blocks south of Abigail House, it is the biggest park in
NOTL. It has a public pool that welcomes visitors for a nominal charge,
including a high and low diving board. There is a playground, tennis
courts, a beach volleyball court, baseball field, soccer fields and
great trails for walking, hiking and biking.
3. The Waterfront
Walking down to the beach and playing by the water's edge.
4. Happy Rolph's
A bird and animal sanctuary on Lake Ontario, it is west on Mary St.
until it becomes Lakeshore Rd. It is a 15 min. drive, exit to the right
at the signs, just before the Welland Canal.
5. The Avondale Dairy
A trip back in time for amazing ice cream in farm country. Take
Mississauga Street towards the QEW. Turn right at Stewart Road. The
dairy is on the right. The line is out the door, but it moves quickly.
6. Strolling through town
Looking in the many unique shops.
7. The Shaw Festival
Always superb! There are usually one or two shows appropriate for
children who enjoy theatre too.
8. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Experience the adrenaline rush as the waters from the Niagara river
embrace you in an unforgettable tour. Since 1992, traversing the rapids
of the Niagara River Gorge with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has become the
world’s single most popular whitewater tour.
9. Fort George National Historic Site of Canada
Headquarters of the British Army during the War of 1812. Stand atop the
firing ports of the blockhouse, find the entrance to the secret stone
tunnel, and enjoy lively musket and artillery demonstrations.