Including 20 publicly accessible islands between Kingston and Brockville, Thousand Islands National Park, formerly known as St. Lawrence Islands National Park, was the first national park east of the Canadian Rockies.
1000 Islands Kayaking provides kayak rentals and motor boat shuttle service to islands with camping facilities, but if you don’t have access to a boat, Mallorytown Landing is the place to visit. Here, you’ll find a visitor’s center with interpretive programs, hiking trails, a playground and a barbecue/picnic area.
At Mallorytown Landing, you can sign up for a “Learn to Camp” weekend, where kids and parents will learn camp safety and cooking basics, along with essential skills like how to pitch a tent and build a campfire, and stay in a unique “oTENTik” (combination tent/rustic cabin) accommodation.
The park is accessible seasonally, from May to October.