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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...

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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.

For more info on what to do in Gananoque, click below:

25 Things You Must Do in Gananoque

Gananoque Festivals & Events

1000 Islands Pride Events

Landsdowne Fair

Lyndhurst Turkey Fair

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1000 Islands

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.

For more info on 1000 Island Attractions click below:

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Kingston & Brockville

Before moving to this area a few of our friends said "You have to explore Kingston & Brockville when you get settled in" and they were not wrong. Both Kingston and Brockville are about a 35 minute drive from Bluestar Lakefront Cottage rental and both cities have so much to see and do!

For more information check out these links:

Visit Kingston

Visit Brockville

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Cruises, Landmarks & Tours

If you are looking to get out and try a new adventure we highly recommend 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.

Rockport Cruises

Rockport Cruises - Boldt Castle

City Cruise by Hornblower

1000 Islands Tower

Brockville Railway Tunnel Tour

Kingston Haunted Tour/Walk

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Animals, Zoos & Farms

This area is surround by local farms so if you are looking to pet some alpacas or pick some fruit there are lots of options!

Goat Ridge Farms

Ruby's Acres Alpaca Farm

Fruition Berry Farm

Berry Homestead Farm

Brockville Aquatarium

Frontenac Arch Biosphere

Furnace Falls & Wendy's Country Market

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The local museums and parks have created amazing experiences to help visitors learn about the history of Gananoque and the 1000 Islands.

1000 Islands History Museum

1000 Islands Boat Museum

5 Must See Kingston Museums

5 Must See Brockville Museums

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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:


No Frills


Beer Store

Shoppers Drug Mart



Pouring Beer

Restaurants Pubs & Breweries

Don't feel like cooking? Take a quick jaunt over to downtown Gananoque to enjoy food at these local restaurants.

Dine In:

Stonewater Gastro Pub - Riva - Muskie Jakes - Mavericks - The Olde English Pub - Maroni's - Wild Wings - The Purple House

Breakfast & Cafe:

The Junction Restaurant

Pistachio Cafe

Laverne's Eatery

Panache Bakery

Take Out:

Milano's Pizza - Grekos - McDonalds - Tim Hortons - Subway 

Taste of Gananoque Restaurants

Trip Advisor 10 Best Restaurants in Gan

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