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Fort Mississauga Lookout

Left: The view from the lookout at Fort Mississauga. Top right: The golf course that is situated right beside the lookout and leads you to the historic site of Fort Mississauga. Bottom right: There is a path along the lookout and golf course that is very scenic and relaxing for walkers and bikers.Photos: [Michelle Gregson, 2013].

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


 

Fort Mississauga, is located the on the north of Front Street in the Old Town district of of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This point of interest is a trail on the shore of Lake Ontario,  open to the public to walk, jog or  cycle  to the ground of Fort Mississauga. This is a national historic site that was established by Fort George, which is located on the other side of Niagara-on-the-Lake, during War 1812 for defence.  The fort is located in the golf club, however sometimes difficult if there is a tournament occurring or many golfers on the way. The trail provides benches and spectacular views of the lake, making you feel like you were in Muskoka.

 

 


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Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday

9:00am to 6:00pm

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:
Take Q.E.W. south to Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue South

Turn right onto Taylor Road/Regional Road 70 and continue onto Niagara Stone Road

Continue onto Mississauga Street and turn left onto Queen Street

Destination will be on your right


From Niagara:

Take Q.E.W. north to Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue South

Turn right onto Taylor Road/Regional Road 70 and continue onto Niagara Stone Road

Continue onto Mississauga Street and turn left onto Queen Street

Destination will be on your right

 


Historical


Fort Mississauga is a large, square, brick defensive tower set within the remains of earthworks on the shoreline of the Niagara River. On the landward side, it is surrounded by golfing greens located within the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Fort Mississauga was declared a national historic site because it is an important example of military construction within a military complex of national historic importance, completed after the War of 1812, the fort and its central tower were located in a strategic position at the mouth of the Niagara River to protect the British and Canadian side of the frontier and to serve as a counterpoise to Fort Niagara on the American side, it is the only remaining example in Canada of its type of fortification and a square tower within a star-shaped earthwork. The heritage value of Fort Mississauga lies in its illustration of a rare type of military structure located in a strategic position.

 


ECOLOGICAL


Fort Mississauga has a great deal of historic background, however it always encounters a variety of ecological aspects. If you are into just taking a stroll along the lake and into the downtown core of Niagara-on-the-Lake, you can. If you want to take a stroll throught the lookout and into the golf course, maybe play a round of golf, then head to the Fort Mississauga historic site, you can. This destination can be done however you would like, no matter what route you take, the views and natural landscape of this location is outstanding. The historic buildings and roads Fort Missssauga lays on is beautiful, and everyone should take a trip to see it.

 


Further Information

 

http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=7616&pid=0

 

http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/?q=eng

 

http://www.exploringniagara.com/places_to_explore/historic_destinations/fort_mississauga.html

 

 

Address

223 Queen Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.261531
Longitude -79.077000

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