The best places to visit in Cornwall Ontario – October 7, 2014

Cornwall City skylineThe best places to visit in Cornwall

Now that the summer is on its way out, we’re all thinking of excuses to stay inside rather than get out and about and play. With so much to see out there though, you really can’t miss the opportunity to explore some of the sights in Cornwall, Ontario. Whether you’re travelling with family or just by yourself, there’s something for everyone in this eastern town.

Cornwall Community Museum

For those who want to get to know a little more about the history of their local area, the Cornwall Community Museum takes visitors back in time to the 19th century. The museum makes for a great day out for all the family, inviting guests to dress up in period clothing and take a look through a fantastic basement archive. With notes on Canada’s role in WW1, this is a fun and educational experience for all.

Cornwall Bingo Hall

When it comes to bingo nowadays, there are plenty of options, from playing online to visiting dedicated bingo halls. If you can brave the Canadian winter weather, head to the Cornwall Bingo Hall. Just a stone’s throw away from the Court House on 26 Second St., the Cornwall Bingo Hall regularly holds evenings for players of all skills. And if you can’t face going outside just yet, you can always brush up on your skills by playing online at home!

Thousand Islands

If you’re a fan of boating breaks, you can’t imagine a scene prettier than a cruise around the Thousand Islands, which sit on the Canada-United States border on the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. The name ‘Thousand Islands’ is a misnomer in reality – there are in actual fact 1,864 islands which stretch over a distance of 50 miles. A cruise around these islands provides the perfect opportunity for nature lovers to take a look at a large variety of wildlife, while fans of architecture will appreciate the pleasant views of Boldt Castle and Powerhouse, Heart Island.

The Benson Centre

As the newest recreational facility in Cornwall, The Benson Centre provides a whole host of activities for folks big and small. The centre features three NHL-sized ice rinks for those who fancy themselves as something of a skater, while there is also tennis court for multiple sports, a photo gallery, community room and public skating area. You’re never too old to indulge in a few sports, so pop down and check out the new facilities today.

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