Cornwall Travel Guide

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Cornwall Things to Do

  • The clock tower

    The clock tower is very interesting. Really nothing to it when you look at it from a distance. However as you get closer, you might realize that there is more to this tower than just showing the time.The Clock is a very old one from the eighteenth century. The clock's mechanical motor inside is new. This clock was up in an old tower and the city...

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  • The old clock

    Just in case you were wondering what happened to the old clock's engine. Here it is. They placed it in a glass box to display it right in the clock tower. When you enter the tower, you can see the old clock's engine inside.

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  • The fighter jet

    This out of service, supersonic fighter jet is located in the Eco gardens, right besides the small wooden house. By the way there is a small Subway sandwich restaurant in this house. This airplane was part of the Canadian Blue birds team. The "Blue Birds" are show planes and never participate in combat or in war. Canada has new planes now and these...

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Cornwall Restaurants

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    King George Restaurant

    by janika Written May 5, 2003

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    Ok this is impossible. I am unable to list all restaurants here. Please check my "Cornwall Restaurants" Travelodge for more pictures of restaurants. I thought Ottawa has a lot of restaurants but let me tell you, Cornwall has more! It is a small town but has very, many restaurants.

    This restaurant is located in old Cornwall. I highly recommend you finding a restaurant in old Cornwall. In new Cornwall you mostly see big American, fast-food chain restaurants like Mc Donald's, Burger King, Harvey's, and so on. You can find those everywhere.

    Favorite Dish: I really liked this restaurant from the outside and heard music out of it as I was walking by it. They serve typical Canadian dishes like Bb ribs, Stake, Pasta, sea-food and many other things. They also have live music on weekends where a band is playing with instruments.

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Cornwall Nightlife

  • Top performances

    Located in Morrisburg, about 30 minutes west of Cornwall along the St. Lawrence River, the Upper Canada Playhouse offers some fantastic comedies throughout the summer. Be sure to pick up a schedule and drive down, especially if you're planning to be in the area to visit Upper Canada Village just east of Morrisburg. Nothing fancy, but some people...

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  • Celtic tunes

    The Glengarrian often has live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Great Celtic acts, usually local, make stopping in for a pint and a two-step a must. Be sure to get there fairly early - the pub is small and the area loves its Scottish/Irish music.

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  • Concerts

    This is not exactly a theater. More like an outdoor amphitheater. It is located in Lamoureux Park. Often they hold outdoor concerts here with local bands or children playing. You can easily find a pub with live music, open late at night. Many of them serve food and don't charge a fee to enter their establishment. This outdoor theatre is right...

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Cornwall Transportation

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    Bus stop

    by janika Written May 7, 2003

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    Even though Cornwall has it's own bus service, I've yet too see one going through Cornwall. I saw a bus stop but no bus anywhere. I know they have environmentally friendly buses that consume no gasoline. Getting to Cornwall is easiest with an automobile and if you go by car, you can also get around the city in your car. There is plenty of parking in the new section. On the O-town use the side streets. There is a train station but no airport.

    I just parked my car on the street and walked most of my journey. Cornwall also has nice bike paths where you can see people rollerblading, biking and walking around.

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Cornwall Shopping

  • In new Cornwall

    Well, if you are looking for small stores for your every day items like groceries, clothes or a new tooth brush, than look in new Cornwall. There are many shopping malls like this on the image. You can also go into one of the larger department or grocery stores like Super-C or Loblaws. Everything you need. Banks with ATM, Post cards, clothes,...

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  • Antique stores

    Here is an antique store looking place. It is more like a thrift store, selling used merchandise. I've spotted this genuine native, Indian tent from a mile away. It's not something you see every day. It is made of wood and real leather and animal skins. There are many native people live and work around Cornwall. This tent on the picture is designed...

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Cornwall Local Customs

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    Billboard

    by janika Written May 5, 2003

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    Ok, this is strange. I have no doubt in my mind that this is a local custom in Cornwall. I've never seen so many cheesy billboards as I saw in Cornwall. In fact I will create a Travelodge just for this purpose. Some of them are old, some newer. You see them all over town on big firewalls. I just couldn't resist not to photograph these boards. Just look at the writings in some of them.

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Cornwall Warnings and Dangers

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    Canada Goose and a hog.

    by janika Written May 5, 2003

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    This is a jealous Canada Goose. If you take a better look at the image, you might see that there is also a ground hog sharing the territory with the goose. I am not sure if this is a male or female goose but the males can get jealous and attack you.

    Feed the seagulls and stay away from the gees. The seagulls will be more than happy to consume your entire lunch in a matter of minutes. :)

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Cornwall Tourist Traps

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    Wooden handcuffs.

    by janika Updated May 5, 2003

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    Make sure you don't brake the law because you can end up in one of these old fashion handcuffs! They have one on display in front of the United County Building.

    Unique Suggestions: Just kidding. This is part of the accessories they display. It was used in the eighteen century to hold prisoners and to interrogate them.

    Fun Alternatives: Take a picture of it.

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Cornwall What to Pack

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    Tourist info kiosk.

    by janika Updated May 7, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: No luggage or leave it in your car.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wind braker. Cornwall is windy.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Dental floss.

    Photo Equipment: Camera with extra batteries.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Tent if you want to camping. Good hiking or running shoes.

    Miscellaneous: Money. Bring money for lunch / dinner.

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Cornwall Off The Beaten Path

  • Williamstown

    A tiny town located about 10 minutes off the 401, or 25 minutes northeast of Cornwall.Although small, it is packed with history. The Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum offers a look at local history and the fur trade. The Sir John Johnson Manor House offers more local history, interesting architecture, and houses the archives for the region. There are...

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  • Still used but not the old ways

    The County building is still used but not the old ways. Part of it was re-built and operates as a jail and court house. In front of the building there are several things on display from the old "County Building" This old cannon was used on ships and was brought in from the eighteen century. When you look at the image, you might see that the cannon...

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Cornwall Favorites

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    Painted trash can (barrel)

    by janika Written May 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Cornwall is a relatively clean city and I didn't see much garbage on the streets or in the parks.

    I think the entire town is involved keeping their city clean.

    Fondest memory: I really liked these trash cans, painted by local school children. Please use them.

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