Local Area Attractions
1000 Islands Boat Tours
You will be amazed at the local beauty of the St Lawrence River. Whether you go for an hour or three you will just get a small idea of how beautiful it really is. See multi-million dollar homes and ones so small they are more like sheds. Look over the edge and you might see the International Border. Check out "http://www.rockportcruises.com/" , Rockport Boat , or Gananoque Boat Line. www.gananoqueboatline.com Some you can walk to from our campground. If you want to see ,http://www.singercastle.com, Singer Castle http://www.boldtcastle.com Boldt Castle, these are the tours to take. There are two tours within walking distance or a short bike ride plus two more within a 10 minute drive. These Cruise operators offer tours of Boldt and Singer Castle, Millionaires Row and Zavikon Island that has the shortest International Bridge in the world. If you come to the 1000 Islands make sure you see the Islands! WE HAVE DISCOUNT COUPONS AVAILABLE. Traveling to either Castle will require a valid Passport by USA Border Services for all persons
Go see a play
http://www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/ Thousand Islands Playhouse theatres in Gananoque Ontario, are two fully renovated heritage venues celebrated for producing one of the widest ranges of professional theatre in the country. The theatres are located in a phenomenal natural setting directly on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, half way between Toronto and Montreal. The Springer and Firehall theatres present eight dynamic theatrical productions, professional art exhibitions, and six lively concerts between May and November. For 25 years the Playhouse has been offering theatre lovers on of the widest programming ranges of any professional theatre in the country, and arguably the most diverse in Ontario.
Old Fort Henry
Fort Henry National Historical Site is Kingston's award winning premier historic attraction and outdoor military museum. Fort Henry presents a fun and stimulating visitor program daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Retrace the soldiers steps at Fort Henry and watch the Guards perform military drills, changes of guards and the artillery detachment fire the "big guns". Don't miss the spectacular sunset ceremony every Wednesday in July and August.
Come check out the most rewarding and refreshing way to experience the 1000 Islands! Fully guided Kayaking Tours, All Inclusive Lodging and Dining Packages and hassle free service, by the 1000 Islands Kayaking Company guarantees an experience you will be talking about for months. Our tours are leisurely explorations of the area's historic charm and hidden scenery. Experience this life size museum of islands and architecture, up close and intimately through the comfort and safety of a guided kayaking tour.
No Experience is Necessary! These kayaking tours are designed with beginners in mind! Anyone can participate, our guides are professionals, our instruction is excellent, the equipment is top-notch and the pace is leisurely. And we haven't even mentioned our fabulous island lunches.
Arthur Child Museum
Enhance your trip to the 1000 Islands with a visit to the Heritage Museum located adjacent to the Gananoque Boatline on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. The Museum provides the visitor with an inviting setting to reflect on the history of the area. The building is reminiscent of the original islands cottages and fabulous hotels that were built during the Golden Era.
Local Area Activities
Traveling to the USA including Boldt and Singer Castle? Please keep in mind, regardless of your nationality, the USA Border Services require a passport for entry into the USA.
The St. Lawrence River offers some of the best fishing in the world. Pickerel, crappies, walleye, muskies and lake trout are just a few of the available angling. Whether its family fishing or sport you can find it here. You may just catch the big one. Our staff can even arrange a fishing guide for you. Go off the shore or rent a boat at 2 of the marinas right across the parkway from the campground. Here is a good guide should you require one:
Bring your own or rent one, as long as you get out in the river. Become a true River Rat and enjoy the best boating around. You can spend days out there but never fear of getting lost, explore the magnificent St. Lawrence National Island Parks. Rental boats are available right across the street at 2 marinas. Dockage and launching are available too. Visit Peck's Marina or River Rat Marine for rental availability. Tell them we sent you! Traveling to Boldt Castle ? The USA will require a valid Passport for entry to the Castle.
Swimming and Beaches
Deep water swim dock and sand beach can be found at the Gananoque Joel Stone Beach. Grays Beach is just along the Parkway and is great for windsurfers too. Landon Bay Point is a long narrow spit of rock that goes for many metres into the river. Browns Bay Day Park includes a sand beach, change facilities and playground. All the beaches are just a short trip from the campground.
Diving in the Upper St. Lawrence River can be many things. From shallow shipwrecks to 200-foot granite walls the waters between Kingston Ontario and Montreal Quebec has everything a fresh water diver could ask for. The river was the freeway of yesterday that the supplies to build two countries were delivered on. Many ships have gone to the bottom, leaving us time capsules to explore. We have two excellent dive companies just across the road from the resort. Some of the best Diving is only minutes from the campground.
With over 40 courses in the area there are plenty of places to lose a few balls and make some divots. Check out: http://www.gananoque.com/golf.html www.gananoque.com/golf.html for some ideas. When in the islands, play on the islands. There are several courses wonderful Island golf courses, that offer great golfing combined with panoramic views. Some are available by car and others only by boat or water taxi.