Although sands, beachfront towns, and blue ocean may seem like things you’d find in a faraway place, you can experience them all in Ontario this summer. This idyllic location offers a wealth of warm-weather getaway options.
Along the boundary between northern New York State and southeast Ontario, there lies a picturesque natural wonder called The 1000 Islands. Both sightseers and environment enthusiasts will find this place to be ideal.
There are 1,864 islands in the area, as well as a number of small towns and villages around the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. With tales of bootleggers and pirates during Prohibition, it has a long past.
While on vacation at the 1000 Islands, there are many sights and things to do. In the New York area, you can tour the Thousand Islands National Park, climb the 1000 Islands Tower, visit a castle, explore the Thousand Islands National Park by bike or canoe, and discover more about the area’s history by visiting museums.
Along the coastline, there are magnificent cities and little settlements. Small, like Europe, Gananoque is home to charming cafes, inns, and restaurants that make for a romantic summer getaway.
The history museum, the Thousand Islands Playhouse theatre, and helicopter trips are some of the attractions of this village.
Kingston, Brockville, Thousand Islands Parkway, and Prescott are further 1000 Islands communities worth exploring. Alternatively, you can cross the border to visit charming American cities like Sackets Harbour and Alexandria Bay.
You can extend your vacation by a few days or even a few weeks thanks to the variety of accommodations available, from private islands to historic inns and bed & breakfasts.