One-Tank Trip for August 25/18
(c) By Jim Fox
As summer relentlessly continues on its course toward fall, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy some of the best road trips of the season.
Niagara is always a fun destination and publicist Stephen Murdoch has some “getaway ideas for a last hurrah before summer ends.”
|Zipping by the American and Canadian falls on the Wildplay MistRider.|
These include family friendly adventures such as jet boat tours, zip lines and Niagara Gorge hikes.
Meanwhile, Jeff Brown of Ontario Parks suggests viewing the starry skies at the provincial parks, two of which have been designated dark sky preserves.
Back to Niagara, rent bikes or go for a family stroll on the Niagara River Recreation Trail, a 56-kilometre paved pathway overlooking the Niagara Gorge.
Take a road trip along the Niagara River Parkway, adjacent to the trail, between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls.
|The scenic Niagara River Parkway travels beside the falls in Niagara Falls. (Barbara Fox photo)|
The late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called this “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world.”