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Diana B Earle
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Mallorytown Ontario
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Browns Bay Picnic Area

Sign at Browns Bay Swimming and Picnic Area
just 2 minutes from Island View B&B

Brown's Bay Park - Day Use Area

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 St Lawrence 1000 Islands National Park

Located in the heart of the Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence Islands National Park, with about 9 square kilometres of land area, is the smallest in the Canadian system. Primarily a water-based park, its 21 granite islands and numerous tiny islets are a unique river landscape strewn along 80 kilometres of the upper St. Lawrence River between Kingston and Brockville. Known as the Frontenac Axis, it joins the Canadian Shield of northern Ontario with the Adirondack Mountains to the south. At the centre of this narrow strip, the islands' relatively mild climate and watery environment nurtures a variety of diverse plant and wildlife species. A spectacular view of the park is attainable from the Thousand Islands Parkway, which runs the full length of the park.

This collection of islands is located on the St. Lawrence River in the heart of the Thousand Islands between Kingston to Brockville. Many of the park's islands have walking trails, docks, campsites and other day-use recreational facilities. Park naturalists present information and scheduled programs, walks, talks and special events. St. Lawrence Islands National Park  (613) 923-5261.

St. Lawrence Bikeway - 35 km

This 35-kilometre-long paved recreation path runs parallel to the St. Lawrence Parkway. It is two-metres wide and designed for bicycling, jogging or walking. Several scenic lookouts along the Parkway provide convenient parking and easy access to the Bikeway. Bring your lunch and stop along your way at Brown's Bay Picnic Area. St. Lawrence Parks Commission (613) 543-3704.

Rideau Trail

This long-distance trail stretches between Kingston and Ottawa, about 300 km with added loops and side trails. It crosses a variety of terrain ranging from farmland to the rugged rocks of the Canadian Shield, passing through forests and fields and along waterways and back roads. The trail is not difficult and is clearly marked with orange triangles (blue for loops and side-trails). Sections are suitable for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Rideau Trail Association (613) 545-0823.

Purdon Conservation Area

This unique wetland is famous for its exceptional large native colony of Showy Lady's slipper orchids.  Each year between mid-June and early July, 16,000 magnificent orchids burst into delicate pink and white bloom.  A 400 meter boardwalk through the heart of the colony creates a dry level path for visitors to walk or wheelchair along. Near Lanark, north of McDonalds Corners.  Mississippi Valley Conservation (613) 692-3571

Ferguson Forest Centre

This former tree nursery offers 5 walking trails from 0.9 km to 2.3 km in length which take you through mixed forests of maple, beech and pine. Bicycles are not allowed on walking trails but they can be used on the many kilometres of forest roads through the area. These same roads can be used in the winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There are two access and parking areas 1 km north of Kemptville on County Road 44. North Grenville Public Works (613) 258-0110.

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

This collection of hiking trails meander through woodland, wetland and field areas protecting a Class 1
provincially-significant wetland, with a high diversity of plant and animal life. The Wildflower Loop. for example, is a 1-km interpretive trail highlighting the variety of wildflowers found here. A Nature Centre contains picnic tables, woodstove and washrooms. North of Brockville, 2 km from Hwy 29. Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. 613-546-4228.

Ontario Parks

The "Parks of the St. Lawrence" has become one of the largest tourism destinations in Eastern Ontario, extending 280 km from the Bay of Quinte to the Province of Quebec. Our facilities include thousands of hectares of park land and attractions on the St. Lawrence Heritage Corridor that provide a major source of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Eastern Ontario Gateway to Ontario

On the 1000 Islands Parkway this includes Brown's Bay Day-Use Area Park and the St. Lawrence Recreation Trail. Brown's Bay is a 2 minute car ride from the Island View B&B, and is a great place to swim and sunbathe. Your kids play can play on the swings and slides. It is a great place for a family picnic.

St Lawrence Park Brockville

One of Brockville's most attractive waterfront park areas is St. Lawrence Park located on the western outskirts of town on County Road #2. The park includes camping facilities which operate from Victoria Day to September 18th offering fully serviced and non-serviced sites. The park has a beautiful safe sandy beach ideal for children which is supervised during the summer period. Modern washrooms, change rooms and a canteen are in operation from June through to September. Day use at the park is free.

The Brock Trail - 6 km

The Brock Trail in Brockville has something to offer those of all ages.  The fully paved path and boardwalk has been designed with access in mind providing curb cut-outs and a surface to accommodate wheelchairs, roller blades, tricycles and strollers.  There are wonderful views along the trail and a number of photo plaques explaining the history of Brockville which will enhance your experience.  City of Brockville Community Services Department 613 642-8772 ext 8266

Mac Johnson Wildlife Area - 11 km

This collection of hiking trails meander through woodland, wetland and field areas protecting a Class 1 provincially-significant wetland, with a high diversity of plant and animal life.  The Wildflower Loop, for example, is a 1 - km interpretive trail highlighting the variety of wildflowers found here.  A Nature Centre contains picnic tables, woodstove and washrooms.  North of Brockville, 2 km from highway #29.  Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. 613 546-4228.

Charleston Lake Provincial Park - 30 km

Several trails are available for your hiking pleasure.  The 2.6 km Quiddity Trail provides a short hike to a lookout over Running's Bay.  A portion of this trail offers barrier-free access on two boardwalks through a wetland.  The challenging Westside trail is composed of Tallow Rock bay East Trail (6 km) and Tallow Bay (14 km return).  The Sandston Island Trail (3.3 km) explores the geology and human history of the park while the Shoreline Centennial Trail (1.6 km) tells the story of Charleston Lake.  The wildlife of the park is examined on the Beech Woods Trail ( 1.8 km) and Charleston's plant communities are highlighted when you hike the Hemlock Trail (1.8 km).  Interpretive trail guides are available for some of the trails (613) 659-2065.

Look Outs, Picnic Sites and Boat Ramps along the 1000 Islands Parkway

There are many small public areas to picnic along the south side of the 1000 Islands Parkway that are within a stone's throw of the St Lawrence River. Many of these parking picnic areas have plaques which describe the scenery.  There is a public boat ramp at Mallorytown Landing which is 5 minutes from the Island View B&B.

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