Once again inspired by CanadianTravelbug, here’s a look at a location near my town. CTB suggested we find something old.
Queenston Heights is one of the park areas along the Niagara Parkway. The large park has a little something for everyone. An amazing restaurant, a beautiful picnic area, playground, The Bruce Trail runs through here, band shell (imagine sitting under the trees on a hot Sunday afternoon listening to music… ahhh) and tons of history.
The large monument in the middle is for Major General Issac Brock it stands 56 m (185 ft) tall. A short distance below is Laura Secord’s House. Both are significant people in Canadian History. Not familiar with the Canadian History? Click here for more information on The War of 1812.
The monument itself is fairly old and has recently been refurbished so that you can once again walk up the narrow stone steps to the top. It’s been many years since I’ve been up there however my children tell me the view is just as amazing as I remember it.
From ground level on a clear day you can see across Niagara’s vineyards and across Lake Ontario to Toronto.
Here’s where my inspiration started: http://canadiantravelbugs.wordpress.com/category/tourist-in-my-own-town/
What piece you your town’s history would you highlight?