Brockville alone has Blockhouse Island, with its popular boardwalk that encircles the entire park peninsula, along with Centeen Park and its superb swimming access, and Hardy Park with its volleyball courts, play structures, and ready access to marinas and the acclaimed Aquatarium discovery centre. All the river parks connect to the Brock Trail system that runs throughout much of the city, offering ready access to small urban hiking as well as the city’s Historic Downtown district with numerous fine dining, pub, and shopping offerings to please all tastes and budgets.
Direct St. Lawrence River access is unparalleled across the entire region. No other part in Canada boasts as much public access to one of the world’s greatest waterways. St. Lawrence Park on the west side of Brockville offers something for the entire family, and Brown’s Bay to the west on the 1000 Islands Parkway is a true gem. Thousand Islands National Park is another Parkway highlight near Mallorytown, with spectacular river scenery that includes some of the best bird-watching opportunities in the province and extensive trails for hikers. Residents and visitors can walk along the St. Lawrence from one end of Prescott to the other, courtesy of RiverWalk Park and the Heritage Pathway that stretches along the historic Fort Wellington waterfront, a National Park occupied by one of the country’s oldest fortifications that dates back to the War of 1812.