1000 Islands, Gananoque & Surrounding Area
They call this area1000 Islands because of the number of amazing islands surrounding the area along the nearby St. Lawrence river BUT this area can also be called 1000 things to do! See what we mean below...
Gananoque or "Gan" as the locals call it is a quaint little town with so much to offer. It's like something right out of a story book. With so many unique local shops and bakeries to explore and adventures to go on, it is definitely a spot you will want to check out while you are in the area.
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25 Things You Must Do in Gananoque
Gananoque is appropriately called "The Gateway to the 1000 Islands" which in our opinion since moving here is one of Ontario's best kept secrets. If you haven't explored all that 1000 Islands has to offer we highly recommend that you take some time on your stay with us and check it out.
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Before moving to this area a few of our friends said "You have to explore Kingston when you get settled in" and they were not wrong. Kingston is about a 30 minute drive from Bluestar Lakefront Cottage rental and has so much to see and do including dining at one of the many amazing downtown restaurants!
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Museums & Parks
The local museums and parks have created amazing experiences to help visitors learn about the history of Gananoque and the 1000 Islands.
Grocery & Pharmacy
Everything you need is convenietly located a 10 minute drive away in the town of Gananoque. For directions click links Google Maps below:
Restaurants Pubs & Breweries
Don't feel like cooking? Take a quick jaunt over to downtown Gananoque to enjoy food at these local restaurants.
Gan Brewery - Stonewater Gastro Pub - Riva - Muskie Jakes - Mavericks - The Olde English Pub - Maroni's
Milano's Pizza - Grekos - McDonalds - Tim Hortons - Subway - Dairy Queen (seasonal)
Taste of Gananoque Restaurants
Adventures & Tours
If you are looking to get out and try a new adventure we highly reccomend doing one of the boat cruise tours of the 1000 Islands. Your mind will be blown with what you discover in this very fascinating part of Ontario.
Golf & Sports Activities
Here are just a few of your Golf and sporting activity options in this area.
Movies, Theatres & Casino
We all need to be prepared for some rainy day activities just in case! Check out some of the indoor entertainment options below.
Silver Cinema Gananoque - Movie Theatre, Laser Tag, Snack Bar & Drive in
1000 Islands Playhouse Theatre
For guests staying for a week or longer in the Bluestar Lakefront Cottage, there is a laundry mat conveniently located in Gananoque.
Local Shopping & Retail
Beggars Banquet Books Shop (Books & Vinyl)
HKY Sports Collectables & Memorabilia
Robeson's General Store, Antiques and Deli