The past couple weekends have been so busy that I was in desperate need of a little adventure that was just for me. Sometimes it can get hard to take time for yourself and do something that YOU actually want to do.
Now that Go Transit has additional service heading to the Niagara region, it was the perfect spot to head to for a little day getaway with Adam. GO Transit also has new trains that are running on the weekends that contain bike racks for those who are looking to go on a Niagara winery bike tour.
We started our day by catching the Niagara-bound bus from the Grimsby GO Station, which was conveniently located right beside a Tim Horton’s! The two-story bus picked us up on time and Adam and I headed to the top (because it’s more fun up there) and were on our way. Within the hour we were dropped off in Niagara, and walked about 15 minutes to the centre of town. We headed to my favourite vantage of the falls, which is where you can see the drop and your heart just stops because of how fast the water is moving. From there, we continued to walk down the full falls pathway, stopping to take photos in multiple areas.
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After all that walking, we were starving! Niagara recently became host to a brewery, appropriately called Niagara Brewery, which is located right on the strip about a block up from the falls. As soon as we saw this new little spot (it’s been open for about a month now) there was no doubt in our minds as to where we were going to eat. The Niagara Brewery has 8 different beers, so we opted for 2 beer flights that had 4oz glasses of 4 different beers, giving us the chance to try all 8. We also grabbed homemade Guacamole and some sliders.
After a late lunch, we continued to walk up Clifton Hill, taking in all the silly attractions they have en route to the pick-up location. The GO bus picks you up across the street from the drop-off location at Hwy 20 and Stanley, giving you the opportunity to basically do a full loop around the main Niagara Falls region.
Our ride back was just as good as our inbound trip, with both of us free to relax and take in the beautiful scenery as neither of us had to drive. Thanks again to GO Transit for such an amazing afternoon!
We live for the weekends, especially during the summer. And planning them is just half the fun. Exploring the big city or biking through wine country – it’s good to have weekend options and we give them to you. Toronto to Niagara. Barrie to Toronto. Either way, we’ll take you there. Seasonal weekend train service runs until Sept 7. Discover a different side of GO this summer at gotransit.com/getaway.
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