Best Scenic Drives Around Niagara Falls

Beautiful countryside, spectacular waterfalls, quaint wineries, picnic spots, gardens, pretty houses, myriad attractions and more–all these are the perks that you get when you go on a scenic drive through the Niagara region. A road trip here is the perfect way to relax without a care in the world. So take a look at some picturesque drives that are sheer bliss!

Niagara Parkway

As you drive along the Niagara Parkway, you will understand why former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill described this route as “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”. This 55 km stretch in Ontario is scenic and soothing, offering visual delights from the town of Fort Erie to Fort George at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Several attractions along the way make the drive an exciting one. The highlight is the view of the magnificent Horseshoe Falls, which you can look at even more closely from the Table Rock Welcome Centre.

The route has wonderful views of the Niagara River and as you drive along, you can halt at the attractions along the way. Brock’s Monument at Queenston Heights Park, the Niagara Floral Clock, Butterfly Conservatory, Whirlpool Rapids and the Willoughby Historical Museum are some of the many attractions on this route. Admire the pretty houses and lawns, look at the beautiful flora and stop by wineries, restaurants and picnic benches that dot the Parkway. The blossoms during spring and summer, fall foliage, and the Winter Festival of Lights makes this route an alluring ride any time of the year.

Lakeshore Road in Niagara on the Lake

With gorgeous locales and picturesque wineries, Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake offers another beautiful drive in this region. During spring, summer and fall, this road that traverses along the Great Lakes offers a lovely view of calm waters and wonderful scenery.

As you cruise down the road, you can admire the visual wonders of nature and halt at several points to check out the wineries along the way. Hinterbrook Estate Winery, Palatine Hills Estate Winery and Strewn Estate Winery are places that you can stop by to taste their incredible collection of wines. Walk through their vineyards and marvel at the lush green landscape that was once the site of battles during the War of 1812.

You will also find farms and farmer’s markets that sell fresh local vegetables, fruits and other produce along this route.

Niagara Stone Road

The Niagara region has so many stunning places that it is a joy to explore these routes by driving through them. Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake is one such place with a great landscape and pretty views. This route is also a treasure trove of wineries with almost 20 wineries located off and around it.

A great place to taste wine as well as to check out the stunning location is Trius Winery at Hillebrand. Carpets of green grass and lovely colourful blossoms make for an incredible sight and to make it even better, you can enjoy the delightful collection of wines that are on offer.

Take a nice scenic drive along all of these routes; adjacent to the Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa, the #1 rated Tripadvisor Fallsview Hotel. View our best rates and value add-ons via our Niagara Falls Hotel Packages