"Things to Do in the 1000 Islands"


Of course you can 'mix and match' but
here is our suggestion for:
Your Gananoque Itinerary.

                        Summer Day 1

  • After your Sleepy Hollow breakfast, take the 1000 Islands Cruise and enjoy our "neighbourhood", (the St Laurence River) and some of our 1864 Islands.
  • Stop for lunch at the Maple Leaf Restaurant fine European cuisine in a casual setting.
  • Spend the afternoon Kayaking on the same river but different parts of it.
  • A brewery tour at Gananoque Brewing Company
  • Evening dinner at one of several Gananoque restaurants.
  • Back to Sleepy Hollow for a night cap and chat with other folks.

                         Summer Day 2

  • A different breakfast choice at Sleepy Hollow
  • Hike one of the Gananoque Trails till lunch or bicycle the 1000 Islands Parkway
  • Short drive to Jones Falls on the Rideau Canal to see the three locks in action.
  • Visit Fort Henry one of our National Historic Sites just a 25 minute drive away.
  • Dinner
  • Music at a local Pub if tonight is a live music night..

                         Summer Day 3

  • Stop at the Shorelines Casino and help our local economy a little,
  • Fly over the sights of Gananoque in a Helicopter with 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours!
  • Dinner at Sushi Sun for a wonderful award winning menu.
  • Take in a professional live theatre performance in the evening at the 1000 Islands Playhouse.
  • Sleepy Hollow for a quiet night sleep.




Alternately you can add one of these.


  • Get Married with up to 28 guests at Sleepy Hollow
  • Bike or Cross Country Ski the 1000 Islands Parkway
  • Fine dining or Pubs are a short walk from Sleepy Hollow
  • Singer Castle - Video

The Big List of Other Activities

  • The 1000 Islands Tower on Hill Island
  • 1000 Islands Historic Village
  • Gananoque Historic Museum Sculpture Park
  • Gananoque Walking Tour (we have a map at Sleepy Hollow)
  • Thousand Islands Playhouse (evening, some matinees, closed Mondays)
  • 1000 Islands Bike Path..50 km along the St Lawrence River.
  • Mini-Golf at Putt n Play
  • Birdwatching at Ivy Lea, Mallorytown or Landon Bay
  • Rent/Charter a boat or houseboat and tour the islands
  • Hire a fishing guide for a day, a half day or few hours
  • Stop at St. Lawrence Islands National Park islands for a nature hike on groomed trails
  • Enjoy a picnic and a refreshing swim at Joel Stone Park
  • Outdoor band concerts at the Town Hall Band Shell (every Thursday evening in July at 7 PM)
  • Sunset cruise on the river.
  • The Murals of Athens
  • Take the free ferry to Wolfe Island or Bicycle Howe Island
  • 1000 Island Tower at sunset
  • Rideau Canal System
  • Bike Rentals
  • Fort Henry 
  • MacLachlan Wood Working Museum
  • Grass Creek Park & Beach swim/picnic/BBQ
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Brockville Fulford Place
  • Circle drive to: Westport/Smith Falls/Perth/Merrickville/Prescott/Brockville
  • International island road tour: Howe Island/Wolfe Island/Cape Vincent/Clayton Alexandria Bay/Wellesley Island/Hill Island (Passports required)
  • Canoe trip at Charleston Lake Provincial Park: river or inter-lake paddling & kayaking extended canoe/camping routes (2+ days) fishing/swimming/hiking/birdwatching
  • Adventure: scuba diving, sport, parachuting, kayaking on the St Lawrence River
  • Craft/Antique/Flea Market/Treasure Hunting
  • Canada Remembers Canada Day
  • Outdoor Craft Fair
  • Family Ribfest in the town park July long weekend.
  • Lansdowne Agricultural Fair
  • Artist Studio Tours
  • Lansdowne Heritage Fair
  • Pumpkins & Fall Fun
  • Santa Claus Parade
  • Visit the Gardens at Landon Bay and hike along the nature trails to the natural panoramic lookout over the islands

Rainy Day Suggestions and More!

  • 1000 Islands Historic Village
  • Gananoque Arthur Child Museum
  • Road Tour
  • Visit the Public Library
  • Thousand Islands Playhouse
  • Photography
  • Boat Tour
  • Antique Hunting
  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Dining
  • Curling: Lessons and instruction available minimal fee, William St Gananoque 382-3281
  • Skating: Seniors: Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 1 to 2:15 in the winter
  • 1000 Islands Shoreline Casino: (613) 382-6800 (info 1-866-266-8422)

Gift Certificate

Gift Certificates for Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast
To Purchase:

Choose a room (for any date) you would like the recipients to stay in, using your contact information and credit card number (the booking process is secure), and at the end of the booking information, in the "Additional Information" area mention that it is a Gift Certificate give us names and phone number of the folks you are sending, tell us if it is for off-season or summer. 

We will assign the reservation you just made to your guests and email you the gift certificate. Just that simple. (We won't contact them we will leave that to you).

To Redeem:

"Check Availability" and book the room. At the end add your Certificate number in the Extra Information box.