“This area is one of the signature tourism spots in Eastern Ontario and in Canada. The natural beauty is astounding with rock outcrops and the beauty of the thousands of islands.”
The 1000 Islands is where serenity meets adventure, perfect for all ages.
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Take a dip in the refreshingly crisp waters of the St. Lawrence River, or check out one of the area’s many lakes.
Ideal for families, Joel Stone Beach has a dock, beautiful sandy beach and a splash pad. Public washrooms, open from May until October, and the close proximity to restaurants and more make this a great spot to spend the day.
125 Water Street
Pack a picnic and take the beautifully scenic drive down the 1000 Islands Parkway to Landon Bay, where a long, flat rock stretches far into the water and lets you jump into the waves.
This sloping, sandy beach gets you access to the St. Lawrence River and you can even spot Singer Castle out in the river from the park! The park itself has amenities such as picnic tables, washrooms, a large parking area and play structures to keep everyone busy and entertained.
1231-1241 1000 Islands Parkway
Charleston Lake Provincial Park has a gently sloping, sandy day-use beach available to the public on beautiful Charleston Lake.
Access to the beach will require a day-use permit, which can be purchased at the camp office upon entry to the park.
There are picnic tables available located above the beach area, with camp BBQs available for use as well.
148 Woodvale Road
Foley Mountain Conservation Park
The Foley Mountain Conservation Area has a great beach area that gives you access to the Upper Rideau Lake, featuring a beautiful nature swimming area and has picnic tables available for visitors to use. The conservation area also has multiple trails to explore, a scenic lookout point and an interpretive centre. Access to the conservation area requires the purchase of a day pass.
Foley Mountain Lane
Grass Creek Park
With its large, sandy beach, picnic tables and play equipment, this is a great spot to take the kids. There’s an off-leash area so your four-legged friends can roam free.
2991 Kingston 2
Across from the Landon Bay trail system (part of the Thousand Islands National Park), you’ll love the large, sloping granite stones in the river, which has a sandy bottom after you wade out into the water. There is ample parking available.
291 1000 Islands Parkway
Township Of Leeds And The Thousand Islands, ON
This park, located in Lyndhurst, features a shallow, sand beach perfect for kids, play structures, washrooms, garbage cans, a canteen and pavilions that can be rented out for larger gatherings. There is a large parking area and a small fee to be paid for visitors from outside of the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands.
245 Short Point Road
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“This is the most beautiful place on earth. This is where heaven meets earth. You can visit is a hundred different ways and enjoy it just the same. Come by water, air or land. Enjoy a day paddling, swimming or fishing.”
“We didn’t really know what to expect, but our family was enchanted by the town, the scenery, and the region. We had planned a quick overnight stay, but ended up staying two nights and could have stayed longer.”
“What a beautiful part of Ontario. We drove along the Ivy Lea Parkway, stopped and had a picnic lunch, took a boat cruise out of Gananoque, and strolled along the waterfront in Gananoque.”
“This area has something for everyone. Excellent swimming and boating, good hiking and cycling trails, scenic drives are nearby and tons of beautiful places to spend time on the water.”
“I could go back over and over again and still be amazed by this beautiful scenery. Not only can you go there to relax but there is so much to do such as kayaking, biking, walking, discovering, etc. It is a must!”