The largest island in the Thousand Islands chain, the 120-sq-km Wolfe Island divides the St Lawrence River from Lake Ontario. What was mostly undeveloped farmland is now home to hundreds of wind turbines – a little surreal. Getting to the island on the free Wolfe Island car ferry from Kingston is half the fun: the 25-minute trip affords views of the city, Fort Henry and islands.
The island is cycle-friendly, with four routes marked with colored signs. Download a map at www.wolfeisland.com. Kingston Tourism can give further advice on exploring the island, and you can hire a bike from Ahoy Rentals or on the island. On the Kingston side, the ferry terminal is at the intersection of Ontario and Barrack Sts. Check the website for the complete schedule.