The Niagara Peninsula is a legitimate tourist hot spot, and is one of four recognized viticulture areas by the VQA in the Ontario wine industry. New development has spun off an upscale hospitality boom throughout the whole Niagara Peninsula. Centres of higher education are Brock University and Niagara College, both offering undergraduate and post-graduate studies in many disciplines. The GO train is expected to make a permanent appearance in the area soon, which will change the landscape of the whole area on many profound levels. The region's moderate year-round climate, in addition to its close proximity to the United States, makes it a popular retirement destination. In fact, the Niagara Peninsula has both the highest density & growth rate of seniors for any region within Ontario.
Truly a special place, nestled between beautiful Lake Ontario and the majestic Niagara Escarpment and only 20 minutes from Burlington. Grimsby has experienced significant growth over the past decade, but is still able to maintain its small-town ambiance. Residence enjoys the breathtaking Escarpment, the beach and beautiful parks. Grimsby holds an intimate town feels which makes it top choice for many retirees and professional individuals.
The area is known for its orchards, vineyards, wineries and restaurants that feature local produce and wines. Fruit crops grown in Lincoln during the summer attract many tourists from all over Ontario, particularly Toronto. Today, Lincoln is a leading area for tender fruit production and grape growing. Its wines are achieving international recognition and winning awards for quality.