Hiking Thousand Islands National Park, Canada

Landon Bay, 302 Thousand Island Pkwy, Gananoque, ON K0E 1L0, Canada

In summer, the gazebo was filled with vibrant flowers – a perfect picnic spot for before or after your hike.

The Lookout Trail is less than a mile and well marked, it begins through a stone arch.

Enter the peaceful woods, keep your eyes peeled for caterpillars.

Follow the signs towards the vista and when you make your way up, view one of the largest bays in the Thousand Islands, an important site for spawning fish and refuge for turtles.

Notice how pink the exposed rock is up here –it’s magnificent!

Explore the other trails in the woods to extend your hike.

Jones Creek, 1231-1241 Thousand Islands Parkway, Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0, Canada

Seven and half miles of hiking from this trailhead, but you can create as big or small of a loop as you are in to. Begin on the Eel Loop over boardwalks flanked by wildflowers.

Continue past the Turtle or Bear to the red Heron trail, my favorite area. Here on a hill through the woods are two red Adirondack chairs with quite the view.

Head out to the boardwalk over the marsh.

Incredible pink flowers were in bloom.

Be sure to have a copy of the map and wear bug spray!

Pecks Marina, 505 Thousand Islands Parkway, Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0, Canada

One of the best ways to explore the park is on the water, to see the islands up close. I didn’t have time to kayak on this trip, but if I did I would rent from this scenic spot, right near the hiking trails.

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