The Thousand Islands isn’t just a salad dressing after all. It’s a real, and really lovely, place well worth a visit. For our tenth wedding anniversary, my husband and I went to a cute little bed and breakfast in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada which hosts part of the 37 km stretch of the Thousand Islands Parkway. Along the American-Canadian border is a stretch of over 1800 islands in the St. Lawrence River as it emerges from Lake Ontario. 1800 islands!
We enjoyed a 2 1/2 hour boat ride along the Thousand Islands. It was easy to spot which side was the American side and which side was the Canadian side because of the flags being flown!
I loved seeing Boldt Castle, home to George C. Boldt who was general manager of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. Looking at that castle, I think he did well for himself!
The boat tour was great for learning a little history. Did you know that Thousand Island salad dressing was named after this part of the world?
I think the most fun we had on our little getaway was biking the Thousand Island Parkway. While my husband and I both enjoy biking, we don’t do it regularly. It sounded fun, so we went with it. A word to the wise…it’s a good idea to take this sort of thing slowly when you’re not used to it so that you can walk at the end!
We biked about 18 km and stopped as we pleased along the way to enjoy the sights (and rest our legs). There are several cute little towns along the way that are perfect for stopping in. We had lunch right on the water in Rockport.
Our Canadian getaway to the Thousand Islands was short, but I’ve realized over the years how important times like these are. Whether it be one night or a couple of weeks, take time away with your loved one to step out of the everyday and do something you wouldn’t normally do. You’ll make memories in the process!