Is there more to life than maple syrup?
Sometimes I wonder, but here are some web sites that you might like.
The Rideau canal is a fantastic waterway that runs from Kingston to Ottawa Ontario. If you are visiting this area you must see some of it. The locks at Jones Falls are one of our favourites. For all you need to know and more, www.rideau-info.com
The Gibbons Family Farm is located 30 km north of Brockville. For info on Brockville including places to stay and attractions www.brockvilletourism.com, 1-888-251-7676. Places of interest to visit when in Brockville: Fulford Place Mansion, Brockville Museum, shopping mall with movie theatre, waterfront downtown with shops and restaurants, Brockville Arts Centre. Location of many scuba diving charters
It's only a 20 minute drive to Smiths Falls (25 kms) from Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House and Museum where you can check out three different museums. Take time to view the locks of the Rideau Canal and visit the Rideau Canal Museum. Two other main attractions: Heritage House Museum and Smiths Falls Railway Museum. For further information: www.smithsfalls.ca
There are lots of opportunities to take a short cruise to see the Thousand
Islands, one to three hour boat trips leave from Brockville, Rockport and
Gananoque. Boarding a boat in Rockport begins your trip in the heart of the 1000 islands; so within minutes you will see the beauty of the 1000 Islands. Rockport Boat Lines offers sight-seeing cruises as well as lunch and dinner cruises.
A quaint, historical village located just 20 minutes from Gibbons Family Farm is Merrickville. A village to view the boats passing through the locks of the Rideau Canal. A place to browse or make purchases in the shops and boutiques of numerous, local artisans. Sit back and relax in a pub or restaurant to enjoy local flavours; www.realmerrickville.ca
One local flavour we suggest is an ice cream cone at the Downtowne Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe in Merrickville. A variety of flavours, but the best (in our opinion!) is the Gibbons Maple ice cream flavour. The owners of the ice cream shoppe, Shelley and Heather, use our granulated maple sugar in their homemade maple ice cream. The ice cream shoppe is located at 165 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville.
Gibbons Family Farm
41 Leacock Road, RR 1
For more information:
Toll Free 1-877-440-7887