From Niagara to Hamilton…a hop, skip and a jump along the escarpment way.

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Webster’s Falls, Ontario. (Just outside of Hamilton).

 

Early this fall we went to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which is another city along the west end of Lake Ontario. It’s an hour’s drive from Niagara Falls. Although Hamilton has a reputation for it’s industry and the steel mills are visible on the drive along the QEW;  it is also well known for McMaster University. Most people don’t think of Hamilton as a tourist town, but you might just be surprised as to what it has to offer. So come explore with us.

 

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An old stone bridge above the Falls.

 

 

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Golden leaves framing the bridge and river.

 

 

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Another view of the Falls.

 

 

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An overlook, over the valley.

 

 

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A leaf laden trail, leading to Tews Falls.

 

 

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Looking above.

 

 

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Tews Falls.

 

 

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A closeup of the long fall down. These falls are nearly as tall as Niagara!

 

 

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A lovely older brick home near Webster’s Falls.

 

 

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Autumn shades reflect off a stately church building on the way to Webster’s.

 

 

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Fly fishing in the Grand River, by Caledonia, Ontario.

 

 

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Sunset on the Grand River, Caledonia, Ontario.

 

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Homestead House is a pleasant retreat in Mount Hope, ON, a stone’s throw from Hamilton. We enjoyed the country location right near the Hamilton Airport. The breakfasts were amazing, and the hosts most hospitable.  http://www.homesteadhousebb.ca/

 

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An elegant stairwell in Dundurn Castle, Hamilton.

 

 

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The elegant dining room at Dundurn.  http://www.hamilton.ca/CultureandRecreation/Arts_Culture_And_Museums/HamiltonCivicMuseums/Dundurn/Dundurn_Castle.htm

 

 

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Even the servants lived in “style” for that time period.

 

 

 

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The award winning La Piazza Allegra restaurant has the “magnifico” combination of food, atmosphere and a pleasant wait staff. they helped to make our anniversary dinner a most memorablemo” occasion,  http://www.lapiazza.ca/

 

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A cute little spot for lunch. Great noodles and bubble tea for a reasonable price. King St., Hamilton. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saigon-Asian-Restaurant/127566773948870

 

 

 

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Stonewall’s Restaurant and Live Music Venue. (Hamilton) Delicious Steaks and Salmon!  http://stonewallshamilton.com/about/  

and https://www.facebook.com/StonewallsEvents/photos

 

 

 

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Great live concert with Sarah Smith and her band.  http://www.sarahsmithmusic.com/

 

 

 

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A little known secret…there are gorgeous homes near the Mountain Access road, Queen St. Hamilton. You have to hunt a little… (Near the hospital).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Street_(Hamilton,_Ontario)

 

 

 

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Another gorgeous home!

 

 

 

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The Art Gallery of Hamilton. And me. 😉

 

 

 

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I really enjoyed this little gem.

 

 

 

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Here is another secret. If you don’t care about the atmosphere but want a great tasting Shawarma or Falafel or Gyro or Kabob: Go to Bastoni’s!  http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g154990-d4975557-r209800859-Bastoni_s_Shawarma-Hamilton_Ontario.html

 

 

 

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Some of the fixings!

 

 

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From the Sherrie Robins art page on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/148651885175775/photos/a.827787097262247.1073741826.148651885175775/871527176221572/?type=1&theater

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