This beautiful stretch of Ontario is entirely linked by water – from Cornwall on the St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario’s Kingston and on to Belleville on the Bay of Quinte. There’s also the Rideau Canal and thousands of other lakes and rivers dotted throughout. With all this water, we’ve mastered how to have a whole lotta fun on it and in it. Whether flying solo or traveling with the kiddos, the outdoor recreation opportunities here will help you burn off pent up energy and become one with nature! No matter where you go, civilization is always near. Take a break and explore the colourful shops, restaurants, and historic sites.
But first…coffee! Adventure requires java! Head over to Laverne’s Eatery for your first hit of caffeine and try their new Crumpet Eggs Benny – yup they went there! Make sure you grab a snack for your water adventure.
Get out on the St. Lawrence River with 1000 Islands Kayaking to get up close and personal to the 1000 Islands for this refreshing look at the river. With an expert-guided full-day or half-day trip, recreational paddle or fitness programs, they’ve got you covered. Tip: bring your camera.
Enjoy lunch at 1000 Curry. Authentic Indian cuisine that will make your mouth water or check out other dining options here.
If you’re staying the night, check in to your local accommodation before you check out what other interesting opportunities await you in this Canadian Gateway to the 1000 Islands.
Prefer to kayak? Mac Johnson Wildlife Park is a sheltered pond that will allow you to have a relaxing paddle through the wildlife park. A canoe launch can be found on Centennial road, near the dam. You can also check out the paddling routes from the Frontenac Arch Biosphere.
Try a transparent kayak and see the lake like you’ve never seen it before! You can rent them at Guindon Park from Boatingery. Book ahead because they’re clearly popular- pun intended.
Celebrate the warmer season!