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Come and experience Rockport and the beautiful surrounding area where boating and water activities are at their best and friendly village services await your visit. Read more

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Come and experience Rockport and the beautiful surrounding area where boating and water activities are at their best and friendly village services await your visit. Read more

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4th Annual Rockport Plein Air Paint Out – Friday, September 12th – Sunday September 14th, 2014

Change is not confined to the human presence on the river alone. The landscape in the islands and along the river transform gradually as well, as the annual fall colour change in the hardwood forests advances. This beautiful phenomenon draws thousands of visitors to the islands to witness this annual colour pageantry. Among these September visitors to Rockport are plein air artists… a group of painters dedicated to painting on location. They have come on three consecutive years to paint at sites within the village and on a number of selected island sites.
The organizing Rockport Development Group hosts a pancake breakfast to kick off the event. It offers a map to help guide village painting. RDG member Andress Boat Works offers very low cost return water taxi rates for those wishing to paint on an island. The RDG also will assist participants in obtaining accommodation for their stay…. and arranges for evening meals as a group within the village itself. On one evening, a complimentary one-hour cruise is generously provided by The Rockport Cruise Line to all participants to further immerse visiting artists in the grandeur… past and present in the islands
The opportunity to paint commences early after breakfast on Friday and carries through all of Saturday and into Sunday morning. The event concludes on Sunday afternoon in the village with an exhibition all paintings made during the weekend that the public is invited to be part of. Awards are made for deserving paintings of merit at the afternoon patio reception.
The main goals of our venture are to create an increased awareness of Rockport and the Islands as a destination for multiple uses…amongst these the source for artistic inspiration. As well we strive to create an inviting opportunity for artists who embrace and embrace a mutual passion and preference to paint outdoors.
I will post a second blog post here in mid July after our organizing group has met and finalized details for this year’s event and information to direct you to our web site to register. Do tentatively circle the weekend of September 12th-14th on your calendar… and do come join the painting fun in Rockport and the Thousand Islands. We’ll heartily welcome you… and treat you well!
pleinair_2014September’s cool arrival marks the nostalgic annual departure of the“summer folk” who people numerous island vacation retreats for their city homes far to the south of our shared Thousand Islands summer paradise. September also heralds the return of the young to their schools and winter studies. In short… life along the river returns to its quieter tempo, minus the constant presence of visitors and the hum of motor-driven river traffic that dominated during those earlier long and sultry summer days.

Read more: 4th Annual Rockport Plein Air Paint Out – Friday, September 12th – Sunday September 14th, 2014

   

Under the Flapper’s Fringe: Runners' Challenges at Rockport Prohibition Days 2014

Challenge #1: Reminiscent of the days of Prohibition, Ed Huck Marine will whisk you off to the Roaring Twenties with ‘Whiskey A-Go-Go’ again this year.

Read more: Under the Flapper’s Fringe: Runners' Challenges at Rockport Prohibition Days 2014

   

Welcome To Rockport

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The businesses and residents of Rockport greet you to this beautiful hamlet along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Come experience boating, river cruises, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, just about any water activity is available in a beautiful setting as well as superb hospitality of our vibrant village restaurants, shops, and facilities.

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