Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course: Pure Golf

In terms of a pure golf experience, one that optimizes the beauty of The Great Waterway, one needs to look no further than Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course. Located in Ivy Lea, in the heart of the 1000 Islands, Smuggler’s was nominated for the Best New Course in Canada by Golf Digest in 2006, and played host to the inaugural Great Waterway Classic on the Canadian …

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Black Bear Ridge: A True Golf Experience

Ever since Black Bear Ridge golf course made its debut in 2005, it has been collecting worldwide accolades. The course, located just off Highway 37 north of Belleville, was named one of the top three new courses in Canada in 2006, and when Golf Digest announced it’s new list of the top 30 golf courses in Canada in late 2012, Black Bear Ridge was on …

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Kingston Buskers’ Festival Preview: Q&As With Two of the Most Anticipated Performers

This week (July 11-14), knife jugglers, flame throwers, hapless clowns and every other type of street performer in between will descend on downtown Kingston for the city’s 25th annual Buskers’ Festival. Every year, it’s one of the most popular events of the summer, and 2013 shouldn’t be any different, especially when the lineup includes Sheesham & Lotus & Son, a Kingston-based trio of ragtime musicians, …

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Visiting Prince Edward County Wineries

Hi, I’m Giulia! At Audrey’s we love food, fun, family and travel. We are enthusiastic to share the sweet and savoury, be it in the kitchen, in our travels or just snippets of our life. We juggle a family, full-time jobs and mostly healthy, manageable meals. Food is related to our stories and sometimes stories define our food. We live life to its fullest and …

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Best Seats in the County: Dining at Lake on the Mountain

[photos courtesy of Matthew Segal] A trip to Prince Edward County isn’t complete without taking in the beauty of Lake on the Mountain. Lake on the Mountain is a natural body of water perched atop a mountain overlooking the Bay of Quinte. The Lake is 62 m above the Bay, so standing on the shore of the lake and looking down upon the Bay of …

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Cruising the 1000 Islands: Live Entertainment Options

For some, calm waters, a sunny day and a stop or two at a castle is all that’s needed to enjoy a 1000 Islands Cruise. But for others, live music or a murder mystery would also be welcome, especially while aboard in the evening. Here are four cruise lines that offer live entertainment for those looking to add something extra to their voyage around the …

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Everything You Need to Know About Cruising the 1000 Islands

Once patrolled by pirates and bootleggers, the 1000 Islands between Kingston and Brockville are now a sightseer’s paradise where you’re just as likely to discover historic castles and quaint waterfront villages as opulent vacation homes and rich wildlife. And perhaps the best view of it all comes while aboard one of the many different cruises offered in the region. Here’s what you can expect from …

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All Aboard! – Exploring the Tall Ships in Brockville

The warm weather is finally here! The sun is shining, the shorts are being pulled out of storage and you can finally put the shovel away for a few more months. It is the time of year where you can enjoy sitting on a patio for lunch and dinner or explore the great outdoors! While I love a nice lunch on a patio, my favourite …

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Beaches – Lower Beverley Lake, Delta, Ontario

  Sometimes, the best part about the beach is what you find at the beach. There are obvious things we expect to find, like soft sand and inviting water to swim in. A big, blue, 10′ x 10′ floating dock to catch some sun, or to jump off of for a swim is a plus. Other times, it’s what shows up at the beach that …

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An Interview with Chef Derek MacGregor of Le Chien Noir in Kingston

Chef Derek MacGregor grew up in a small town on the St. Lawrence River surrounded by fresh food and grandmas who could bake a mean pie. Before becoming a chef he studied to be an engineer and was a international bagpiping champion. I chatted with him about his journey to become a chef, his food philosophy and why he thinks this region is such a …

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