Green Woods Inn

Bed & Breakfast

 

"Baxter House"

Kingston Ontario

 Certificate of Excellence Rating from Trip Advisor

 

 

Up-town Kingston - Close to Everything - far from the madding crowd....

Discover the magic that is Green Woods Inn. One of Kingston’s finest 'Historic Inns'.  We are located on the east side of the Cataraqui river providing easy access to Kingston, the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence River, Historic Old Fort Henry, Canada’s Royal Military College, Land O’ Lakes and Prince Edward County, with the downtown core  located just a few minutes down the road past historic Barriefield Village and Old Fort Henry.  The five minute drive to downtown is spectacular offering an amazing view of Kingston as you cross the LaSalle causeway crossing from the east to the west side of the Great Cataraqui River. Queen's University is just a few minute away and we are conveniently positioned 2km. south off Highway 401 (exit 623), - ideal for those visiting Kingston and also for the 401 traveller.  All in all we are the prefect central location to discover Kingston and surrounding area!

Fort Henry     Cruises    Kayaking    Arch Biosphere  Adventure Tours   Museums  Kingston by bike

Golf     Parks      Prince Edward County      Sailing      Art       Diving      Theatre      Fishing    

 Rideau Canal Heritage Route   History, Archaeology & Geology     Tours 

Local Weather

 

Discover the area in and around Kingston - It will amaze you!!

 

 

1000 Island Cruises 

"Fun, Food & Entertainment Afloat"

Where the Great Cataraqui River meets the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario

Home of the world renowned 1000 Islands

Packages  Lunch & Dinner Cruise specials

 

"Fun, Food & Entertainment"

 

 

 

Kingston' K-Rock centre Kingston' K-Rock centre Kingston's new and exciting large venue entertainment centre and Hockey rink

 

 

Aerial Sightseeing Tours.  Rideau Canal, Fort Henry, 1000 Islands and more... Some of the best sightseeing in all of Canada is located along Kingston's waterfront. The 1000 Islands have attracted visitors from all over the world from the late 1800's onwards.  Check out tours from as little as $100....

 

 

Rideau Heritage Route The Rideau Canal Heritage Route UNESCO World Heritage Site - connects Canada's capital city, Ottawa, to Kingston (the first capital of a United Canada, 1841-43) and presents an outstanding opportunity to experience one of the most historic areas of Eastern Ontario. 

 

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Kingston by Bike   Steve Lawrence says.....  For quite a few years I have conducted information-filled bicycle tours, taking visitors from all over the world cycling around Kingston during our tourist season. It is a real pleasure to be able to ride around the city on a beautiful summer day, explaining at intervals why Kingston is such a special place, one so full of history and beauty. more....

 

 

Kilborn's on the Rideau, (Like an old fashioned department store) located in historic Newboro, is a mere 35 minute drive from Green Woods Inn, along the scenic Rideau Heritage Route. Tessa and I could spend hours browsing through this store.  It's full of old world charm and has a bunch of neat stuff.

 

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area Take advantage of many opportunities for nature appreciation, education and recreation at this 394 hectare site throughout the seasons. There are areas of marsh, field and forest habitat and excellent outdoor recreation facilities.

 

Frontenac Provincial Park  One of the Provinces best kept secrets.  Created in 1974 it occupies 5,214 hectares within Frontenac County in south-eastern Ontario. The central concept of the Park is called "Threshold to Wilderness." As such, its main objective is to teach wilderness skills in a semi-wilderness settings. 

 

1000 Islands  The mighty St. Lawrence and Great Lakes Ontario. The native peoples called this region the “Garden of the Great Spirit.” Today, many people still remark that this gorgeous garden of woods and waters that is the 1000 Islands is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Others will tell you its friendly atmosphere, fresh outdoors and laid-back pace makes the 1000 Islands a place that inspires the spirit and renews the soul.

(Now you know where the 1000 Island salad dressing comes from!!!)

 

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Cruises

Click here for cruise packages

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises  www.1000islandscruises.ca

Food, Fun & Entertainment in the beautiful 1000 Islands - See the historic harbour of Kingston, Canada's first capital with a 90 minute tour of the Kingston waterfront and surrounding island or the 3- hour "Heart of the Islands" cruise combining a voyage aboard triple deck paddle-wheeler the Island Queen with live entertainment, and scenery second to none.  All season long there is also dining available on board the Island Star with live entertainment. Enjoying a lunch or dinner as the scenery changes - an ideal way see the islands.  

 

 

Chuckles Discovery Tours &/or 1000 Islands Playhouse packages

Combine a play at the 1000 Island Playhouse with a cruise on the magnificent 1000 Islands aboard Chuckles, a refurbished lobster fishing boat. Powered by an environmentally, friendly diesel/electric motor. You will enjoy a silent ride in the comfort of our vintage electric cruiser. You won't only marvel at the sights, but you will hear the sounds of nature.  For more information and play-bill check out our websites. 

 

 

 

Rockport Boat Line

Rockport Boat Line  Tel: 613-659-3402  Toll free: 800-563-8687 www.rockportcruises.com
Rockport is located in the "Heart" of the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River. We offer waterfront dining and scenic cruises. From the moment you step aboard, picture perfect settings will fill your mind and you will be captured by an essence of excitement.

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St. Lawrence Cruise Lines

Your ship will carry you through the very heart of central Canada's most beautiful scenery on routes specifically selected for their stunningly rich gifts of history, natural beauty and modern vitality. Calm-water cruising on a replica steamship is your new adventure into an old tradition.   

Reserve one or more nights at Green Woods Inn and you car can stay FREE for the duration of you cruise

 

 

 

Attractions

 

 

Museums  Kingston has a wide variety of interesting museums.

 

Art

Kingston Artists 

Artists from Kingston area studios provide a celebration of  local artwork

Kingston and area artists provide a variety of artwork such as ceramic art, fibre art, pottery, paintings (oil, acrylic and watercolour), printmaking, fine furniture making, leather work, jewellery and much more. Images and descriptions of their work can be viewed t www.kingstonartists.com or  Kingston Arts Council for additional information.

See www.csernakstudios.com for landscapes, portraits and commissioned work.

 

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In the Area

 

The Rideau Heritage Route connects Canada's capital city, Ottawa, to Kingston (the first capital of a United Canada, 1841-43) and presents an outstanding opportunity to experience one of the most historic and yet modern areas of Eastern Ontario. The two cities are certainly exciting end points of the experience, but travellers who also explore along the Route will be richly rewarded with many good memories from the numerous locks, connecting towns and villages and the scenic countryside.

 

Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve was designated by UNESCO in November 2002.  It is one of over 400 Biosphere Reserves throughout the world.  The Frontenac Arch region is situated in the south eastern portion of the Canadian Province of Ontario.  We accomplish our work by networking natural and historic conservation organisations, economic and social development groups, as well as the educational and scientific communities located within the Frontenac Arch region.   

 

Frontenac Provincial Park  One of the Provinces best kept secrets.  Created in 1974 it occupies 5,214 hectares within Frontenac County in south-eastern Ontario. The central concept of the Park is called "Threshold to Wilderness." As such, its main objective is to teach wilderness skills in a semi-wilderness settings. 

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area  Take advantage of many opportunities for nature appreciation, education and recreation at this 394 hectare site throughout the seasons. There are areas of marsh, field and forest habitat and excellent outdoor recreation facilities. Located just north of Highway 401 and Division Street in Kingston, Little Cataraqui Creek is very accessible to Kingston residents and visitors to the area

 

1000 Islands Kayaking - Come check out the most rewarding and refreshing way to experience the 1000 Islands!  Fully guided Kayaking Tours, All Inclusive Lodging and Dining Packages and hassle free service, by the 1000 Islands Kayaking Company guarantees an experience you will be talking about for months. http://www.1000islandskayakingco.com

 

Frontenac Park Canoe & Kayak Centre  - Created by paddlers for paddlers Frontenac Outfitters On-water Canoe & Kayak Centre is one of Canada’s largest, most respected paddle  sports shops. Established in 1984, we stock 100’s of the world’s finest kayaks and canoes from 15-leading edge manufacturers and the latest designs are available to test paddle 7-Days a week… without an appointment. Carrying so many lines enables us to carefully select the very best models from each manufacturer. Let our expert staff help you choose the right kayak or canoe for your needs from our massive inventory. http://www.frontenac-outfitters.com  

 

 

Old Hay Bay Church National Historic Site is Canada's oldest Methodist building, erected in 1792 in Adolphustown in Greater Napanee. Here the saddlebag preachers thundered forth; here Canada's first Camp Meeting was held in 1805.   Situated on the south shore of Hay Bay in Adolphustown (now part of Greater Napanee) and well-marked by 'Historic Site' markers.   Church Address is 2365 South Shore Road, Adolphustown

ANNUAL SERVICE: Sunday 26 August 2012 at 3 p.m.

 

 

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Kayaking

 

Land O' Lakes Region http://www.lol.on.ca/ 

Minutes from Kingston will bring you well into the heart of the Land O' Lakes vacation region.

 

Antiques - Barriefield Antiques, Barriefield Village, Kingston, (613) 5449 3349

Prince Edward County - Located in Southeastern Ontario, close to Kingston, the County has a unique island character and 800 km of spectacular coastline for diving, swimming and bird watching; unspoiled countryside for cycle tours and nature walks, farms and dozens of roadside stands, even an exotic animal sanctuary. Renowned for its sailing, fishing and giant sand dunes, The County also offers live theatre, artists studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a growing wine industry

http://www.pec.on.ca/Welcome.html   

 

 

Theatre

Thousand Islands Playhouse & Firehall Theatre,

Popular summer theatres (Springer Theatre & Firehall Theatre) in the 1000 Islands on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.    

 

Grand Theatre

One of the main cultural venues in the greater Kingston region, the City of Kingston's Grand Theatre serves as the prime performing arts venue for hundreds of professional and amateur performances annually including ballet, modern dance, theatre, variety, musicals, comedy and more

 

Wellington Street Theatre - At Wellington Street Theatre, corner of Wellington and Johnson

Wellington Street Theatre, dedicated to providing affordable and unique performance, studio and conference space to artists and organisations in Kingston, Ontario.

 

Kingston' K-Rock centre 

Kingston's new and exciting large venue entertainment centre and Hockey rink

 

 

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Recreational

Firefly Adventures is many things: outdoor education consulting and instruction in: wilderness skills, natural science, camping (all seasons), astronomy, hiking, canoeing, canoe tripping, team building, renewable energy, ecology, Eco Schools Ontario program, environmental education and others.

 

ATV ADVENTURE TOURS 

A great family adventure ~ No prior experience is necessary - All ATV's are 4X4 automatic -  If you can drive a car, you can drive an ATV.  Our clients tell us that we are the hi-light of their holiday or getaway weekend - children 6yrs and older as riders.  Come and explore some of the wonders of the UNESCO designated Frontenac Arch Biosphere - one of the most diverse ecosystems in Canada!  Open Year Round ~ Running in the snow is awesome, but you must dress accordingly.

 

Golf - Packages available

Glen Lawrence Golf Club http://www.glenlawrence.com 

Colonnade Golf & Country Club http://www.colonnadegolf.ca 

Rentals- Charters - Day Sailing - Instruction - Sea Kayaking - Canoeing - Cycling

Diving at Kingston  

Marinas 

 

Fishing

Interested in antique fishing lures?  "Collecting antique lures was just the beginning; then came reels, rods, and all that  is related to fishing" ..........http://www.classiclures.com 

Government Fishing Regulations:  http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/MNR/fishing/  

Fishing & Boat Rentals - 1000 Islands - Spencer's Boat rentals

Fishing & Sightseeing Charter  http://home.istar.ca/~ucatchem/ 

Fishing Maps  http://www.adventurefishingmaps.on.ca/ 

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History, Archaeology & Geology

The Miller Museum of Geology  http://geol.queensu.ca/museum/ 

Archaeology in Kingston and Eastern Ontario, Canada http://www.carf.info

Rideau Canal Waterway http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/driving/ecology-central.html 

Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation http://www.carf.info/aboutus/

Fort Frontenac http://www.carf.info/kingstonpast/fortfrontenac.php 

Fossil Expeditions  http://home.istar.ca/~ucatchem/#FOSSILHUNTING 

 

Tours

Driving Tours http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/driving/picnic-south.html 

Heritage Tours  http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/driving/heritage-south.html 

Ecology Tours  http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/driving/ecology-south.html 

 

Other Kingston Links http://www.kingstonlinks.com/ 

What's on Kingston ~ http://www.whatsonkingston.com/ 

Kingston Tourist Information ~  http://tourism.kingstoncanada.com

 

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