Where to Find the Best Views in Niagara

November 27, 2014 12:26 pm

FAR3.jpegIt is hard to come to Niagara Falls and fail to be wowed by the amazing scenery. After all, Niagara Falls is known around the globe as a natural wonder, which means you won’t be able to see views like ours anywhere else in the world. However, visitors who want the absolute best views of the landscape around the Niagara region should head to these three choice locations for a breathtaking experience.

1. Queenston Heights Park

This historic park is beautiful in its own right and Queenston Heights Park deserves a visit regardless of its access to world-class viewing spots. The park boasts flower beds that are meticulously designed and rearranged every season. There are also plenty of recreational areas perfect for picnics and playtime. Queenston Heights Park is a terminus for the famous Bruce Trail, so if you fancy a beautiful day hike along the escarpment, this park is a great place to start.

Even so, perched above Niagara Falls on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, Queenston Heights offers a perfect birds-eye view of both Niagara Falls and Lake Ontario. On a clear day, the horizon extends into the distance, and you’ll be able to see miles and miles of stunning Canadian landscape.

2. Woodend Conservation Area

Natural, untouched landscape is fantastic when you see it — and there’s plenty in and around Niagara — but agricultural land can be just as beautiful throughout the seasons. At the Woodend Conservation Area, you’ll visit jaw-dropping views of the orchards and vineyards surrounding Niagara-on-the-Lake. In the spring and summer, the hills and valleys will be a patchwork of various greens, while the fall will set the landscape on fire with reds, oranges, and yellows.

It’s worth it in the end, but the conservation area is a bit of a hike to reach. However, along the way, you’ll catch sight of a historic structure constructed out of original houses built by the region’s first settlers. There’s nothing to lose here with natural beauty and cultural significance rolled into one.

3. Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

FAR4.jpegPerhaps one of the most amazing panoramas in all of Canada, the views provided at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area are world-class. Serene Lake Ontario looms in the distance, framed by mountains and the spectacular Niagara Escarpment. There are no glimpses of landscapes through trees here; instead, you will be rewarded for your travel with the scenery of a lifetime. Wise travelers would do well to pack a picnic lunch to allow time for the full majesty of the views to sink in.

Additionally, Beamer Memorial is known throughout the world as an ideal place to watch the annual hawk migration, but visitors to the area may also catch views of bald eagles, turkey vultures, and other rarely seen birds of prey.

While the views from Queen Victoria Park and atop Skylon Tower are perfectly splendid, there is nothing like visiting the beautiful area yourself. Bring snacks, a camera, and your best walking shoes, and we promise the best landscapes you’ll see in your lifetime.