13 things to do when you go to 1,000 islands in Ontario

 

Are there really 1000 islands? And what constitutes and island anyway? According to Wikipedia ... 

"To count as one of the Thousand Islands, emergent land within the river channel must have at least one square foot (0.093 m2) of land above water level year-round, and support at least two living trees."

Besides counting the islands, there are at least 13 other enjoyable activities to try out.

13 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU GO TO 1,000 ISLANDS IN ONTARIo
 

1.       Get your picture in historic Kingston

 
 

2.       Hike the trails in the city of Gananoque

 
 

3.       Drink the water … after it’s fermented into beer at the gananoque brewing cO.

 
Gananoque Brewing Company in Gananoque
 

4.       Navigate the islands on a 1000 island boat cruise

 
 

5.       Live like a 19th century pioneer at Upper Canada Village

 
 

6.       Float to Boldt Castle

 
 

7.       March in time with Canadian military origins at Ontario’s only world cultural heritage site - For Henry

 
 

8.   Discover sunken treasure from past ships sinking, battles, and more!

 
 

9.   Eat a salad and learn about the origin of 1000 island dressing

 
 

10.   Act out at the 1000 island playhouse

 
 

11.   Hold a séance during the Kingston Trolley Ghost Tour

 
 

12.   Rise to a 400 foot view up the 1000 islands tower

 
Photo from http://1000islandstower.com/

Photo from http://1000islandstower.com/

 

13. Camp out at Ivy Lea Campground