Located in the heart of Eastern Ontario’s 1000 Islands, Gananoque cottage rentals are scattered among the shores of the St. Lawrence River.
With the Thousand Islands National Park and six provincial parks within 100 kilometres of Gananoque, the town provides year-round outdoor adventure. Hiking and cycling are popular in the summer, while cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing are favourites come winter. The region is also a paddling, scuba diving (and sky diving!) and fishing hotspot, as the St. Lawrence is home to 88 species including big-game catches such as muskellunge, northern pike, bass and pickerel.
With plenty of waterfront restaurants and cafés in Gananoque, there’s no shortage of places to retire to after a day out on the water or trails. The Sculpture Park—featuring bronze, fiberglass, and steel structures by contemporary local and Canadian artists—makes for a pleasant stroll and the town is dotted with historic homes and charming galleries that display and sell local artisans’ work. Gananoque also plays host to an array of annual carnivals, fairs, and festivals.
Just three hours’ drive from both Toronto and Montreal, the incredibly scenic Gananoque is a popular place to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More