Winston Churchill called it the prettiest Sunday drive in the world. I don’t know of too many of us who would disagree the guy. The Niagara Parkway is a stunning stretch of asphalt that winds its way from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie along the sometimes-thundering, always-swaggering Niagara River.
In the summer, locals know it as the road to avoid if they’re in a hurry. There will always be Sunday drivers no matter what the day, rubbernecking at the posh abodes; testing their brakes in front of a fruit stand seen as they turn their heads nearly too late from admiring the home of someone smarter with their money than I’ll ever be.
But when we do have time to drive along this meandering artery, boy, is it impossible not to marvel, no matter how many times we’ve taken a spin on it.
The Parkway is packed with plenty of attractions — the man-made and those that Mother Nature had a hand in creating. Most of it, save for a small swath in the city of Niagara Falls, falls under the purview of the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC). —Continue reading—