Lincoln (Ontario)

Lincoln is a town in the Niagara Peninsula. It is a mostly rural town, but also encompasses the towns of Beamsville and Vineland and other smaller communities. It is best known for its dozens of wineries. The district is known as Twenty Valley.

Get in

Located off the QEW between Grimsby and St. Catharines, this town is reached easily by taking the Ontario St. Beamsville exit. Beamsville can also be reached via the old number 8 highway, a scenic drive that follows a traditional Native American trail and trade route. Beamsville is about an hour's drive from Toronto, and 30 minutes from the U.S. border.

Get around

There are regional bus connections to Beamsville via Coach Canada and Greyhound. In order to see the various attractions around Beamsville, it's best to rent a car in Hamilton or St. Catharines, the closest cities.


Beamsville is especially gorgeous in the fall as it is situated on the government-protected Niagara Escarpment. Renting a bike and taking a ride can be extremely rewarding and entertaining.


Beamsville is located in the heart of wine country and the "Beamsville Bench" appellation is home to some exceptional wineries that are well worth a visit. Many of Beamsville's wineries are smaller and less touristy than their well-known cousins around Niagara on the Lake. Most offer tastings and have wine shops open year-round.

Other things to do include:





Go next

Interesting places nearby include:

Routes through Lincoln

Hamilton Grimsby  W  E  St. Catharines Niagara Falls
Hamilton Grimsby  W  E  St. Catharines Niagara-on-the-Lake

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