Attractive Brockville marks the eastern edge of the Thousand Islands region. The 'City of the Thousand Islands,' as it's known, has a cache of extravagant estates. Rows of Gothic spires twisting skyward make it easy to imagine the clip-clop of carriage horses that once rang through the city. The riverfront parks and museums on the streets climbing sleepily inland make Brockville an appealing spot to while away a day.
Neighboring Prescott, 20km up the road, could be Brockville's younger brother: it's altogether smaller and scrappier, but offers accommodations and facilities. The 19th-century town is also just 6km from the International Bridge linking Johnstown, Ontario with Ogdensburg, New York State.