A Thwarted Invasion: Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site

Head east out of Prescott along Highway 2 and you might just notice a stone windmill with a bright red top peeking out above the trees. It’s a nice drive along that stretch of highway but trust me: hang a right into the Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site and learn the full story of this imposing structure. It’s a good one. During four days in …

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Kayaking to lunch in Rockport, 1000 Islands

Someone suggested paddling to the Boathouse Restaurant in Rockport for lunch. Our group of kayakers from Ottawa, Ontario seemed to like the idea. Reservations were made for 10 people at noon. We launched from the beautiful and convenient Mallorytown Landing boat launch at 10:00 a.m. and tracked southwest along the mainland towards Rockport. That’s taking a right from the boat launch if you don’t have …

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The Producers comes to Kingston

by Anita Jansman Fans of musical theatre and the zany storytelling of Mel Brooks are in for a treat this week in Kingston. Blue Canoe Productions is staging The Producers, one of the most celebrated shows in the comic genius’s repertoire. Blue Canoe founder and artistic producer, Michael Sheppard promises something for everyone in this stage production. “If you like music, we have remarkable singers. …

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MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company a family affair in L&A County

Provided by Lennox & Addington County News of the opening of a microbrewery in Bath, Ontario is beginning to spread like wildfire across Lennox & Addington County and beyond. The buzz is being generated by MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company, as siblings Ivan and Dan MacKinnon, along with their cousin Ben Vandenberg, eagerly work to transform their existing family farm into a home-grown, farm-based brewery. The …

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See Kingston’s top young talent in hilarious Mel Brooks classic The Producers

By Hollie Pratt-Campbell Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden – this sounds like it could be the most hilarious play ever written, but Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom, hope people will hate it. They’ve found a loophole whereby they can actually make more money by staging a flop than a hit, and so they set …

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Fishing The Bay of Quinte

Primarily known as a premier walleye fishing destination, the Bay of Quinte holds many more angling opportunities. This four-season fishery offers something for all with any fishing style in mind. Whether chasing big pike or bass from your boat, fishing from a kayak or canoe, fly fishing the rivers that feed into the Bay or even shore fishing from one of the many waterfront parks, …

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Cycling the beautiful Waterfront Trail in the 1000 Islands

  If you want to experience the 1000 Islands by bike instead of boat, you’ll surely enjoy the newly-paved bike path that runs parallel to the 1000 Islands Parkway and the St. Lawrence River. This incredibly beautiful section of the Waterfront Trail in the 1000 Islands is 37 kilometers long and runs between Brockville in the east (begins near Butternut Bay) and Gananoque in the …

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The Craft Beer Road Trip

The Craft Beer Road Trip By Anne Munro The great thing about a craft beer road trip in South Eastern Ontario isn’t just that there are three new craft breweries opening here this summer, each doing its very own, very exciting thing, adding to the existing handful of great local breweries and brew pubs. It is also the fact that visiting these craft breweries means …

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Food on the Move: The 5 Best Gourmet Food Trucks in The Great Waterway

It’s been at least five years since the gourmet food truck craze hit Ontario’s biggest cities, but now you’ll just as easily find slow-smoked pulled pork or goats’ cheese salad being served from a truck window in Prince Edward County as you will in Toronto. Take a look at the small communities they’re popping up in across The Great Waterway alone: Brockville, Cornwall, Harrowsmith, Picton. …

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Upper Canada Playhouse, a Gem in Morrisburg

Upper Canada Playhouse – Morrisburg, ON By Anne Heathcote                             The eight kinds of pie, pre-sliced, pre-plated, and carefully arranged on long tables stretched along a paneled wall are what cement my love affair with Morrisburg. But I’m getting ahead of myself. A visit to Upper Canada Playhouse http://www.uppercanadaplayhouse.com/) is my first …

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