We had a great time at the Calico Cat. The hosts, John and Dixie, were very friendly and we had some great discussions. The B&B itself sits on the edge of a cliff. It provides a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River. Had it been warmer, we could have swum off their dock; instead we sat on the stone patio and watched the river go by in the evening and then again with the sun coming up the next morning.
There are plenty of outdoor activities in the area. We hiked the Jones Creek Trail, about 7 minutes drive from the Calico Cat. See: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/lawren/activ/randon-hike.aspx
For cyclists (and hikers), the St. Lawrence Recreational Trail (SLRT) runs 37km along the 1000 Islands Parkway to Ganonoque. It starts less than 1 km from the Calico Cat. See: http://www.bikemap.net/route/889951#lat=44.474720304851&lng=-75.82926925293&zoom=12&maptype=ts_terrain
Brockville (about 15 minutes by car) has restaurants, and places to rent equipment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a cup of tea as you watch the ships go by on the mighty St. Lawrence River that runs from the great lakes to the Atlantic ocean. We are located on the water and have a dock that is available to our guests. We live 'on the edge' -i.E. The shoreline in Canada overlooking the shoreline of the U.S. We are 1km from the Waterfront trail and we welcome walkers cyclists. Live summer theatre is available in Brockville, Gananogue and Morrisbury - all nearby. Boat tours of the 1000 Islands available with various boatlines. Restaurants nearby. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Calico Cat Brockville, Ontario