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Canoe and Kayak fans
Sugar Island is located in the heart
of the Thousand Islands in Gananoque, Ontario Canada. The 47 acre Island is privately owned
by the American Canoe Association. It is available to all members for year round
Getting to here is as much
of part of your trip as your stay. The island is located approximately one mile
from the Canadian Mainland, if you leave the mainland at the Misty Isle Lodge,
Gananoque, Ontario. If the winds are calm this is a short paddle to the island.
The Lodge offers a water taxi service to the island. Detail's can be arranged by
contacting Mrs. Gayle McBride and 613-382-4232. at the Misty Isles lodge.
This jewel of an island has numerous ground
campsites. Once you arrive, choose a campsite, relax and enjoy. You are off the
grid. Welcome to a world apart.
do on an island you might ask? The island is rustic, with no modern amenities.
Staying on the island is camping real time. You are off the grid. My personal
view of this island gem is that it is a pristine, pure environment that offers
all members of the American Canoe Association an opportunity to experience a
canoe/kayak/sail week, weekend or month in a way the is fast becoming extinct.
The night skies are a glow with stars. Light pollution is minimal. The air is
clean. The water is clear. When the water is calm you can watch the bottom of
the river as you paddle along. It is common to see clearly to 20 feet or more
below the surface. Snorkeling and swimming are most enjoyable during the warm
water months of summer.