Map of Kingston and Area. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Kingston and Area with cities and towns
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Kingston and Area
The lakeshore east of the island county of Prince Edward is Loyalist country, largely settled by American colonists who escaped from the American Civil War to freedom in what would become Canada. Anchored by Kingston, with its stately city hall and streets of perfectly preserved limestone buildings, the surrounding villages of the Loyalist Shores, as they are known locally, are like an illuminated manuscript of days gone by. Past Kingston lies Gananoque, "gateway to the Thousand Islands." Once the holiday homes of the American rich and famous, today the Thousand Islands are a great attraction for tour boats and pleasure boating.
Adolphustown [C2] In 1784, a portion of the Jessups Loyal Rangers, who made the long, hard trek from what is now New York State, settled in this area. Some of the current families in Adolphustown can trace their existence back to these Loyalist settlers. The United Empire Loyalist Museum records the history of Loyalist settlement in an 1877 house, through maps, portraits, documents, muster rolls, tools, and furnishings.
Amherstview [B5] Like the other settlements along the lakeshore, Amherstview was a Loyalist settlement. Fairfield House, built in 1793 overlooking the lakeshore, is one of the few wood-frame houses that still exist from that Loyalist era, and a magnificent example of colonial architecture.
Gananoque [A8] This popular riverside resort town has many shops and tearooms, including the Historic Thousand Islands Village. Scenic boat cruises through the Fort Henry, Kingston Thousand Islands will take you past the many attractions of the islands, including the House of Seven Gables, Smuggler's Cove and Boldt Castle (a tribute to love lost on a heart-shaped island) and Millionaire's Row, an impressive mix of upscale summer homes. О On Hill Island, the Thousand Islands Skydeck rises 120 m above the river and offers a spectacular view over 65 km.
Kingston [B6] Native village, French fortress, British citadel, capital of Canada from 1841 to 1844, Kingston's storied past can be seen in its wonderful concentration of historical buildings. Situated at the junction of the St. Lawrence River and the Rideau Canal system, Kingston was a major military site in Upper Canada. Remnants of that power can be seen today in the highly respected Royal Military College, the four Martell towers that still guard the harbor, and the massive stone Fort Henry, where colorful military parades and reenactments in summer attract many spectators. The home of Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, is a national historic site. A 50-minute journey on the Confederation Tour Trolley is a good overview of Kingston's past.
Napanee [A3] Loyalists built Napanee around grist mills in the late 1700s; its name is taken from an aboriginal word for "flour." The Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives are located in an 1864 limestone structure that was once the county jail. At the Allen MacPherson House (c. 1826) and Park, costumed staff interpret the lifestyle of the period.
Picton [D1] The hub of business life on the island county of Prince Edward, Picton is a charming little town with fine old buildings. John A. Macdonald practiced law at the 1834 county courthouse, which is still in use. © Nearby in Port Milford, the Mariners Park Museum has created an outstanding educational display of the area's maritime heritage. There are hundreds of nautical artifacts of Great Lakes steamships and sailing schooners. The area is a major attraction for divers from all over North America visiting the approximately 50 known wreck sites in the immediate area.
United Empire Loyalist Museum
Fairfield House WJ. Henderson Recreation Centre
Gananoque Museum Historic Thousand Islands Village Gananoque Boat Line McDonald House Thousand Islands Parkway Thousand Islands Skydeck Thousand Islands Playhouse
Fort Henry (1832-36) Bellevue House National Historic Site Marine Museum of the Great Lakes Royal Military College of Canada Museum
Kingston Archaeological Centre Pump House Steam Museum Correctional Service of Canada Museum International Hockey Museum Confederation Tour Trolley Murney Tower National Historic Site
MacDonald Park Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives Allen MacPherson House and Park
Bergeron's Exotic Animal Sanctuary Mariners Park Museum Loyalist Cultural Centre Macaulay Heritage Park Bird House City
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Map of Kingston and Area. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Kingston and Area with cities and towns