Explore Adventure Destinations With the Family

Explore Adventure Destinations in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere

The Frontenac Arch Biosphere region is the perfect choice for anyone seeking adventure, as well as the opportunity to interact with nature. In this blog, we take a look at a few great adventure destinations right here in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere region. 

Thousand Islands National Park

Open year round, this historic park is located on a series of small islands in the St. Lawrence River. A fantastic destination for families wishing to explore the great outdoors. Hiking, camping, and boating are just a few of the recreational activities available at the park. 

Boldt Castle

Located on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands, this magnificent historic castle provides a unique and entertaining trip for families. Visitors can learn about the love story behind the construction of this castle while enjoying views of the St. Lawrence River. This destination is open from May to October each year.

Thousand Islands Museum

This quaint museum, housed in a former schoolhouse, has numerous exhibits on the history of the Thousand Islands region. Spend an afternoon perusing artifacts, photographs, and documents. It’s a great place to learn about this region’s rich cultural and natural heritage. 

Rock Island Lighthouse

This historic lighthouse on Rock Island in the Thousand Islands is open for tours to the public. Visitors can learn about the lighthouse’s history and take in the views of the surrounding area. This is a seasonal destination on the US side of the river that’s open from May to September each year.

The Great Waterway is a 100km recreational trail that runs along the St. Lawrence River. Ideal for anyone enjoying the area by bike or on foot! The path provides lovely views of the river and the Thousand Islands that can be enjoyed at your own leisurely pace. To enjoy the full trail, be sure to set aside 2 days travel time. 

There are so many family-friendly adventure travel destinations in the Frontenac Arch region. See what you can find on our FABEx website!

Interested in more solo travel tips? Check out our 5 Solo Travel Safety tips here: 5 Solo travel safety tips in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere

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