Off the beaten path

Naturally, Wine Country Ontario is best known for its premium wines and the innovative wineries that produce them, year after year. But wine country boasts countless hidden gems (think fruit stands, bakeries, cafés, parks and landmarks) that make up in charm what they lack in size.

Our wine-country insiders have put together a list of favourite places off the beaten path. When you visit our regions, be sure to check out some of the following:

Lake Erie North Shore

  • Bird Sanctuary
  • Colasanti’s
  • Point Pelee National Park

Pelee Island

  • Lighthouse
  • BBQ at the Pelee Island Pavilion


  • Ball’s Falls
  • Niagara Parkway bike path
  • Bruce Trail hike
  • 1812 historical sites
  • Welland Canal
  • Jordan Village
  • Spas
  • Golf courses

Prince Edward County

  • Sandbanks Provincial Park
  • Antiquing
  • Spas

Have a favourite of your own? Send it to us!

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