A Road Trip for Two

By Kingston Accommodation Partners
Written by Erica Holgate, one of our friends from The Great Waterway, and originally posted December 3, 2012.

Travelling is such an important aspect of life. The ability to get out and explore new places, embrace new experiences and create memories that last for a lifetime. For some people, this is a trip to Disney Land, skiing the slopes of Vermont or sipping wine in beautiful Europe. To me? This is jumping in a car, and going for a drive.
This time of year is the best to hit the roads and see something new. Just think of the positiveness … Less bugs, not such big crowds, light fluffy snow and the weather isn’t TOO chilly yet. I’m going to share with you a couple of my favourite little places in the area!
While I frequently make trips to Kingston, the odd time I hop off at Division Street and instead of hitting up the outlet mall….I take the scenic route up to Westport, ON. It is one of the many tourism gems of South Eastern Ontario. This time of year, you’d be able to do some unique Holiday shopping for everyone in the family. Personally, I am a fan of the beautiful little B&B’s and cottages in the area. Perhaps make a weekend out of it? My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time staying at a little cottage right on the waterfront! It was called “Blair’s Grandview Farm & Cabin Rentals”, owned by a friend of mine and her family.
If you feel like just continuing to drive (instead of heading north from Kingston), continue east down the 401 towards the Thousand Islands Parkway. Basically anywhere along there is absolutely beautiful! One of my fondest memories as a child is staying at the Boathouse Country Inn, right on the water in Rockport, ON. Summer or winter, it is a wonderful little getaway for two (or more!). Once you’ve enjoyed the scenery there, you’re just a short drive from Gananoque. This is another town that hosts a pleasant touristy atmosphere, with many unique places to dine, and relax. You can have a peak at their website to see if there are any special upcoming events!
Honestly, I could go on and on about all the different and wonderful places in this area to visit. My suggestion to you is just to jump in the car and go! Don’t be afraid to take a couple random turns and see where you end up. There is an adventure just down the road, awaiting discovery. Comment here and let me know where you end up!
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