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Kingston & 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada presents one of the most beautiful and amazing destinations you can find. Steeped in Canada’s history Kingston is located where the mighty St. Lawrence river combines the Great Lakes waterways with the Cataraqui River (part of the Rideau Canal) and pushes forever forward towards to the ocean as it makes its way through what can only be described as one of Gods most magnificent creations – The Thousand Islands surrounded by the Trails of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere (UNESCO designated region).
Discover the magic that is Green Woods Inn. ‘Up-town’ Kingston – Close to Everything – far from the madding crowd….
As one of Kingston’s finest ‘Historic Inns’ we are located on the east side of the city 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 downtown located just five minute away we provide a spectacular entrance, offering amazing views 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 minutes 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 perfect central location to discover Kingston and surrounding area! We look forward to welcoming you the Inn
Nigel & Tessa
So much to see and do: –
Local Dining Recommended
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 aerial tours from as little as $100….
UNESCO World Heritage Site – Rideau Canal 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. Check out Rideau Tours for rentals, tours and packages!!
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. (5 minute drive)
Farmhouse Studio (By Glocca-Morra Farms – Hwy 15, just south of exit 623 Hwy 401) – Check out Rhonda & Adele’s workshops. Two talented and creative artists to share their passion – Wreaths – Quilting – Doors Swags Winter Platers – Needle Felting – Rug hooking – Canning/preserving….. and so much more. Call for more information Rhonda 613-547-3101 or Adele 613-453-9096
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 setting.
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.
Frontenac Arch Biosphere 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.
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.
Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises – 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 to see the islands.
Rockport is located in the “Heart” of the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River. They 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.
Rockport Boat Line Tel: 613-659-3402 Toll free: 800-563-8687
St. Lawrence Cruise Line – 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 your cruise
Kingston has a wide variety of interesting museums
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.
Thousand Islands Playhouse – Popular summer theatres (Springer Theatre & Firehall Theatre) in the 1000 Islands on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Fabulous location and quality shows.
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.
K-Rock Centre – Home to the Kingston ‘Frontenacs’, Kingston’s new and exciting large venue entertainment centre and Hockey rink.
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 a
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, quality stuff.
1000 Islands boat rentals and fishing charters
Proud founding member of the Historic Inns of Kingston