Things to do in Gananoque

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Things to Do in Gananoque


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  • Ted B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was blown away by the quality of The Music Man presentation, both artistically and technically. This theatre is not only beautiful on the outside! Why spend a fortune to go to Shaw or Stratford?
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • unitedfarmers
    Smiths Falls, Canada375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is small, but clean, uncluttered, and generally well laid out. There are some very interesting aspects of the area’s past on display. And although the interpretation is sometimes not as extensive as it might have been, one leaves it knowing a lot more than before they went in. Worth a visit.
    Written August 30, 2023
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  • Terri P
    Grinnell, IA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I always wonder how they built these beautiful structures - it is truly amazing -all the detail and the roof-amazing
    Written October 6, 2022
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  • baroom
    Mississauga, Canada2,885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This waterfront park is a short distance from the Thousand Islands boat cruise dock and the boat museum. The side closest to the parking lot is a big grassy public space with cannons and War of 1812 memorial, illustrated plaques on founding father Colonel Joel Stone, bronze diorama of the 1816 garrison settlement, now present day Gananoque, and bandshell or stage.

    The splash pad, just beyond the bandshell and right next to the public washrooms, leads to the playground and sandy cove like beach and swim dock. The rest of Joel Stone park sticks out into St. Lawrence River and features shady trees, park benches, picnic tables, red and white wooden (decorative) lighthouse, flagpole and a loop waterfront trail that passes through a gazebo.

    We explored this very nice park and posed for photos at the lighthouse, on a giant muskoka chair and at the Welcome to Gananoque sign, just across the splash pad. Too bad we did not bring swimwear, the swim dock here looked really inviting.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • YYZ
    Toronto, Canada2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a pleasant surprise. Who would have known that a small town would have a sculpture park? The sculptures are very good and there are enough to make it interesting. I was lucky enough to be able to see a blue heron in the river that runs through the park. If you are in Gananoque you must visit the sculpture park it is well worth it.
    Written August 29, 2020
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  • wloo_andrew
    Waterloo, Canada895 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The parkway is a relatively quiet, well-maintained road that follows the St Lawrence and is such an incredible relief from the 401! There are beautiful homes along the way and views of the river. There's a bike/running/rollerblade/etc path that stretches all along the parkway. Saw lots of people using it! There are picnic spots and pullouts where you can stretch your legs or enjoy views of the river.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Donna B
    Saint Augustine Beach, FL16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always a very pleasant experience--each time we go. Friendly, without being clingy, and someone is always available to answer questions. Relaxing atmosphere to wander around and check out the amazing artworks. Love coming here for much needed R&R.
    Written March 22, 2019
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  • judy s
    Santa Fe, NM51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pros: Easy to find. Trails are well marked. Nice bridge over beaver dam. Standing near the dam on short one can see rookery nests. With binocs we saw several baby and adult herons right in their nests.
    Cons: Muddy and buggy now. If the trail just off the parking lot is soggy, you will find that about 20% of the whole south loop will be similar. We spent a lot of time trying to not have our shoes sucked off in the deep mud by bushwacking around many large areas. I agree this is at least moderately difficult as there are climbs but also you are regularly walking on uneven rocks or roots. I don't personally mind that but some may find the footing difficult. It took us about 2.5 hours to hike the south loop, with an additional 30 minute lunch break

    Once dry, the south trail would be much nicer. Lookouts are good, not great. The first lookout, prior to the start of the loop didn't seem worth the climb. During color change, the all views would be more beautiful. If we did it again, I would only do the west side of the south loop (as though doing the loop clockwise) and return the same way as it was more interesting terrain and slightly less wet.
    Written June 4, 2022
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  • OntarioSunsetter
    Ontario106 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The start of the visit was marred by the surprise of a $9.00 parking fee, cash only, which had not been noted on the online ticket purchase. Upon checking with the office, we were told to proceed to the waterfront. After waiting for the boat, prior to boarding, we were told to return to the office for a wristband and further ticketing. An inconvenience that would not have been necessary if we had been properly advised by the staff upon our arrival.
    The water travel and tour of Boldt Castle was enjoyable, with one exception.
    On the outward sailing, you are subjected to an almost constant narrative, in both official languages. While it is necessary to have an explanation of the surroundings and history, it does not have to be so constant.
    On the return sailing in the early evening, there was no narrative, which made for a comfortable end of the day.
    Written July 14, 2023
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  • JLeeReport
    Ontario, Canada67 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boating excersion to Gan. Stayed one night at the municipal marina. Rates were $2.21 per foot, approximately $57.00 per night for our boat. This marina is close to the downtown, $10.00 cab ride to the local pubs. Due to the pandemic, masks are mandatory on the docks here at all times.
    Written September 23, 2021
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  • Jean M
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a hard time finding it because of the large trees hiding it. At the 1000 Island Museum, they pointed us in the direction and that is the way that we found it. It has a nice story to it, but would have been nice to have gone into it or seen some of the workings inside. We were lucky to be there on two different occasions when the bells rang.
    Written June 19, 2022
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  • Wilma
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did a 1/2 day guided kayak trip...our guide took us to half moon bay. Such a serene ...peacefull place.
    Written July 15, 2022
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