Travel Blogs from Alexandria Bay
Today we were booked on a city tour and it was perfect weather for doing it. We started at Bellevue House, which was the home for Sir John A MacDonald for a short time. It is now the best example of an Italianate Villa in Kingston. He was certainly quite a man and had such a profound impact on us as a nation.
We then went to the Kingston Penitentiary. It ...
We had a nice drive today going towards Kingston. The side trip through the Loyalists Parkway was scenic and slowed the pace of following the freeway. There is so much history in this area that we could spend weeks in each area trying to learn it all. We both feel our Canadian history from school is almost all forgotten. LOL
We arrived in Kingston and did a quick tour of the town and booked a couple of tours. Tomorrow we'll do ...
... to allow us about 5 weeks along the Canadian Maritimes coast line before we need to be in Bar Harbor, Maine. Boldt Castle Boldt Castle, at the heart of the "thousand Islands" region on the west end of St Lawrence River, was built back in early 1900's by wealthy hotelier Geroge Boldt for his wife. Pretty extravagant gift wouldn't you say? He never finished it when is wife died, it fell into ruin and was resurrected by a local non profit in the ...
... Lake Ontario & Lake Erie, the canal rises 380 feet, through 8 locks, 40 feet at a time basically climbing up and over the height of Niagara Falls. What an experience to hold steady this 103 ton vessel as she rises hundreds of feet. Each time entering a lock, surrounded by massive walls protecting the surrounding land from thousands of tons of water and then after a strenuous time of line handling later you are at the top of this bowl ...
... on the private islands.
Our campground was really nice, right on the bank of the St. Lawrence River. There was no electric or water hookup at the sites, but we can "rough it" for 1 night.
We rode our bikes into the harbor from the campground and locked them up at the dock. When we returned, we could not open ...
Other places to stay in Alexandria Bay
2 Crossmon Street Ext, Alexandria Bay | Motelfrom $63
- Loved the Otter Creek
- A Peaceful Inn
- Mature adult who follows the rules and loved the stay!!!
Route 12, Alexandria Bay | Motelfrom $48
116 Church Street, Alexandria Bay | Motelfrom $49
6 Market St, Alexandria Bay | Motelfrom $60
42823 NYS Rt. 12, Alexandria Bay | Motelfrom $39