Yes, it’s nice to go to the Sandbanks, Presqu’ile and North Beach Provincial parks, but since you will be spending at least a week at Bay House, why not take advantage of the fact that it isn’t that far to the Thousand Islands Area? Take the 401 East to Gananoque, and with a drive that is just a little over an hour East from Bay House, you could be exploring the Thousand Islands on one of the tour ships from Gananoque Ontario.
If you bring your Canadian passport with you, you can even cross over the toll bridges in to the States. From there you can also take a boat tour from Alexandria bay on the Uncle Sam Boat Line.
Both boat lines offer tours that include an opportunity to stop and visit Boldt Castle. Boldt Castle is an official point of entry into America from 10 am to 6pm in the summer, so as long as you have your Canadian Passport, you can enter from a Canadian Tour ship. Give Gananoque cruises a call to find out more 1.888.717.4837
Boldt Castle http://www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo
If you do decide to cross over the toll bridges to the States (the scenery as you cross the bridges is beautiful, and you can even park your car and walk up the bridges to take spectacular photos), the Uncle Sam Boat tours also offers a cruise to Singer Island Castle and will drop you off and pick you up again in a couple of hours.
Have a look at their website to learn a little about this castle that was built as a hunting lodge. http://www.singercastle.com/
The Uncle Sam Boat Line is in Alexandria Bay, which is a tourist attraction in itself with many restaurants and shops to visit.
The Thousand Islands area is definitely worth a visit, and since it isn’t a long drive from Bay House, you should make a point of using one of your vacation days to explore the area. All those people from the 1800’s to now can’t be wrong!
Here is a sampling of some of the Island cottages. I took these photos when I went on an Uncle Sam Boat tour last year.
So as you can see, there is lots to see and do in this pretty part of the world! Remember to check our blog from time to time as we report on the many sights to be seen out here!