1000 Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway International Travel Guide — 2011-2012 Edition
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Prescott, ON

Prescott…the historic Fort Town on the River.

Nestled between the major centres of Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Ontario and Syracuse, N.Y., Prescott is truly an historic gem waiting to be experienced.

It is home to Fort Wellington National Historic Site of Canada. Built during the War of 1812, the Fort preserves original buildings and grounds from the 1830s. Staff dressed in period costumes will acquaint you with the daily life of a Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment soldier and his family.

The intriguing history continues at the Forwarders’ Museum & Visitor Information Centre in the downtown historic shopping district and at the Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site of Canada.

Since you’re downtown, walk the shady tree-lined streets where time has paused, and indulge in the very best of early-1800s architecture and the town’s United Empire Loyalist history.

Stroll, run or bike along the pleasant Heritage River Trail and scenic waterfront of the sparkling St. Lawrence River. Enjoy a round of golf at the Prescott Golf Course, an 18- hole course overlooking the river.

You can also fish, picnic, relax and linger as you listen to the music at the Kinsmen amphitheatre. During July and August, the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival performs under the stars, and musical concerts are presented every Sunday evening. 2011 Shakespeare performances include Twelfth Night, and All’s Well that Ends Well.

If you’re coming by water, glide into the beautifully maintained Sandra S. Lawn Harbour, a premier boating facility with friendly and courteous staff on hand to greet you.

Below the surface, you can discover the secrets of the majestic St. Lawrence River. Dive into the incredibly clear water to touch history. The shipwrecks of the Rothesay and Conestoga rest just offshore in a freshwater museum.

Stay in one of our charming inns or waterfront accommodations right in Prescott or a short distance away.