The Waterfront Walkway
Kingston is built on the water and we seem to have an abundence of it everywhere, however there have been more that a few people upset by the amount of development along our waterfront. Here is a tip that few visitors know. There is actually a walkway that will allow you to walk all along the Kingston Waterfront between the buildings and the water. You will find it at almost any point where a city street goes to the water, then pick a direction and enjoy the views of Wolfe Island and Lake Ontario from the city side.
IN ONTARIO, when at a red...
IN ONTARIO, when at a red light, if you want to turn right, look to your left and if no one is comming, GO!!
YES, YOU CAN TURN RIGHT ON RED LIGHTS!! All you have to do is be carefull, do a complete stop, let people and bikes pass..and that's about it.
Boldt Castle (1000 Islands area)
Boldt Castle in the 1000 Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River stands as a remembrance of the magnificence of a bygone era...a monument of love on Heart Island of George C. Boldt for his wife Louise. This romantic Island provides the setting for the saddest true love story ever told.
There are six impressive structures to explore on Heart Island - Boldt Castle, the Power House, the Alster Tower, the Hennery, the Arch, and a stone gazebo. Exhibits in the various structures and a 15 minute video presentation offer a look into the lifestyle of George and Louise Boldt, along with a history of the 1000 Islands region and the restoration efforts on Heart Island. (Visit my travelogue for more photos about the castle.)
Murney Tower Museum
Built in 1846 at the time of the Oregon Crisis, Murney Tower was an addition to the defensive fortifications of Kingston. It is one of the finest Martello Towers in North America and served as military housing for more than 40 years after its completion. Operating as a museum since 1925, the tower has 3 floors that display a collection of military and domestic artifacts of 19th century Kingston.
A beautiful drive to Kingston
My wife and I had to make a 1400-kilometre (870-mile) mad dash to Toronto for a family wedding, taking divided superhighways the whole way, including passing through Montreal. As a result, we decided to slow down an smell the roses a bit on our homeward leg by taking a secondary highway route to beautiful Kingston, Ontario. This city is located where the Great Lakes empty into the mighty St. Lawrence River amid a confusing array of small islands - known as the Thousand Islands area. We did not have a lot of spare time to spend in Kingston itself, but the beautiful lakeside drive through farmlands and historic small towns left us well satisfied with our decision! The entire coast along this part of Lake Ontario is full of historic buildings dating from the 1780s when British 'Loyalists' fled north from the American Revolution and began their new lives along this watery 'highway' of Quebec and eastern Ontario.