Kingston is a lovely old city with a rich history and vibrant cultural life. Located on Lake Ontario it’s also a great destination for boaters. According to Todd who I spent the morning working with at Fifth Town Artisan Cheese in Prince Edward County, there are hundreds of public mooring spots so you can always find a place to stay.
I will be writing much more about Kingston in the future but, for now, I’ll give you a glimpse into the city through pictures.
I was greeted in Kingston by Holly, owner of the Rosemount Inn and Spa and her dog Kate.
Sir John A. MacDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, lived in and represented Kingston.
The is the Penetentiary Museum. In addition to its history, Kingston is also known for its penetentiaries (though it is an incredibly safe town).
I spent the day riding Kingston. I even took the free ferry to Wolfe Island and a taste of country riding.
The sound of the birds and the smell of the countryside was wonderful on Wolfe Island.
Cooke's has been around for over 150 years and is famous for fine foods but especially for the coffee it roasts on site and its 2 year old cheddar.
This is a freelance workers hub on Princess Street, the main street of Kingston.
Chez Piggy's is a wonderful restaurant and a Kingston institution.
I passed Fort Henry, a major tourist attraction, on my way out of Kingston, on route to the Thousand Islands Parkway.
My thanks to Kingston Tourism for their support with this trip.
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