Twenty Valley is a delight: 48 vineyards, charming towns, and beautiful lake views are just a few of its many attractions. The entrance to Niagara’s wine region, Twenty Valley is one of the province’s biggest wine producers, boasting acclaimed wineries and a unique landscape perfect for your next getaway.
Twenty Valley is home to the towns of Beamsville, Vineland, and Jordan Village, where you can enjoy the cycling, hiking and activities like golf that the region has to offer.
To learn more about all there is to see and do in Twenty Valley, scroll down or visit the region's tourism website.
Where is Twenty Valley?
Twenty Valley is in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario, on the shore of Lake Ontario.
While it’s off the beaten path, it’s easy to travel to Twenty Valley. Accessible by air or road, you can opt to take a car, fly into one of the international airports nearby, or hire a tour bus to get here. If you’re staying in or live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), take a day trip or stay for the weekend with the 1-hour drive from the city.
If you’re not from the Toronto area, you can fly into the Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ) and rent a car.
Twenty Valley is just over the border from Buffalo, New York, so flying into Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is also an option for our American visitors. When you land, cross the border at either the Rainbow Bridge or Peace Bridge border crossing. It’s just over a 1-hour drive from the airport, depending on the wait at the border.
Things to Do in Twenty Valley
Twenty Valley is best known for some of the top-rated vineyards and wineries in the province. Between the boutique vineyards and the mom and pop producers, the nearly 50 wineries offer something for everyone, whether you’re going on a weekend getaway, a girls’ trip or your honeymoon.
Between wine tastings, dine at one of the many restaurants the regions have to offer, stop in at a local art gallery in Grimsby or Jordan Village, or visit one of Twenty Valley’s craft distilleries.
Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Between two conservation areas (Balls Falls and Cave Springs Conservation Areas), four unique trails and 400 km of shorelines, parks, and the Niagara Escarpment, there’s plenty for you to do. Lace up your hiking boots and set off to cover as much ground as you can on the Bruce Trail, which spans all the way from Queenston Heights to Tobermory. If a shorter hike is more your speed, start with climbing the stairs that connect the Twenty Valley Trail with the Waterfront Trail.
Bring your bike and enjoy the scenery of Lake Ontario on the Waterfront Trail, or explore all that the Greenbelt Trail has to offer.
Twenty Valley may be off the beaten track, but it doesn’t lack in things to see and do.
Twenty Valley Neighbourhoods & Districts
Twenty Valley spans from Grimsby to St. Catharines in the Niagara Region of Ontario, encompassing the town of Lincoln and Jordan Village, Beamsville and Vineland within it.
Each community offers its own charms and (importantly!) wineries that attract tourists from all over the country.
A town in the fruit belt of the Niagara Peninsula known for its old-fashioned small town charm.
Located in northeastern Lincoln, Jordan Village boasts Cave Spring Cellars, one of Canada’s top wineries. It’s also home to many restaurants and attractions in Twenty Valley.
Located on Lake Ontario, this is where Jordan Village, Vineland, and Beamsville are located. Lincoln is the main town in Twenty Valley.
A small, agricultural community in Twenty Valley that boasts many fruit farms and orchards, as well as the Vineland Estates Winery.
Things to Know About Visiting Twenty Valley
Whether you’re still in the planning stages or you’re already on your trip to Twenty Valley, it’s nice to learn what the locals know about the area.
Where to watch the sunrise
Where to watch the sunset
If sunrise is too early for you, pop by the Beacon Harbourside Restaurant for dinner and take in the lovely sunset over Lake Ontario.
Where to find great street art
Looking for vibrant street art? The Beamsville Murals have you covered. Get ready to spend a lot of time taking in the views and snapping pics.
Great place to see the fall colours
The panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario are even more spectacular with the backdrop of fall colour at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area.
Where to go for a hike
Last updated: June 3, 2022