Dine in Rockport

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Food and fun just go together and they can be found In many forms in Rockport and are always enhanced by the surrounding beauty of the river and islands.

Dine in RockportWhether you are staying in Rockport or just visiting for a while having arrived by vehicle, boat or cycle a pleasant way to enjoy the view and great food is in one of the River-side or waterfront dining spots. Watching the mid-day sun sparkle on the waves or the evening sun set behind the shoreline as it casts a pink glow over the water is often the highlight to a fun day of boating and swimming.

Sitting on a patio during lunch hour, sipping on a cool drink, and watching the boats buzz around the islands is also a great way to pass a sunny summer afternoon or relax after having walked the various trails.  If summer evenings are a bit cool there is always the local tavern that provides a special vantage point of the river and the walls are adorned with many historical pictures of the area. If cool enough you may find a fire in the large cobble-stone fireplace.Dine2

A favourite of many is to get a group of friends together for an evening dinner cruise around the two famous castles and enjoy music and food as the sun slips behind the shoreline and the moon streams over the water, turning it into a giant mirror. For the early morning folks who want to grab a coffee and sit on the dock there is the local coffee bar with fresh ground and brewed coffee, and often accompanied by fresh baked pastries. Grab the morning paper, a coffee and a quiet spot and start your day by the water.

For a more casual setting, you can pick up a fresh made sub sandwich or wrap sandwich or visit a hot dog stand and have a snack sitting at various benches and tables while you soak up the sun and enjoy the panoramic views. Take-out to the boat is often a preference of boaters who don’t want to miss any time on the water. Of course, there's always the great traditional treat of a hand dipped ice-cream cone or milkshake to create a perfect vacation atmosphere.


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Whether you are staying in Rockport or just visiting for a while having arrived by vehicle, boat or cycle a pleasant way to enjoy the view and great food is in one of the River-side or waterfront dining spots.   Watching the mid-day sun sparkle on the waves or the evening sun set behind the shoreline as it casts a pink glow over the water is often the highlight to a fun day of boating and swimming.

Sitting on a patio during lunch hour, sipping on a cool drink, and watching the boats buzz around the islands if also a great way to pass a sunny summer afternoon or relax after having walked the various trails.

If summer evenings are a bit cool there is always the local historical tavern that provides a special vantage view of the river and the walls are adorned with many historical pictures of the area. If cool enough you may find a fire in the large cobble-stone fireplace.

A favourite of many is to get a group of friends together for an evening dinner cruise around two famous castles and enjoy music and food as the sun slips behind the shoreline and the moon streams over the water, turning it into a giant mirror.

For the early morning folks who wants to grab a coffee and sit on the dock there is the local coffee bar with fresh ground and brewed coffee, and often accompanied by fresh baked pastries. Grab the morning paper, a coffee and a quiet spot and start your day by the water.

For the more casual setting you can pick up a fresh made sub sandwich or wrap sandwich or visit a hot dog stand and have a snack sitting at various benches and tables while you soak up the sun and enjoy the panoramic views.  Take-out to the boat is often a preference of boaters who don’t want to miss any time on the water.    A great traditional treat is always a hand dipped ice-cream cone or milkshake to create a perfect vacation atmosphere.

ISLAND FACTS

The origin of Thousand Islands Dressing? A fishing guide's wife, Sophie Lalonde, gave the recipe to an actress, who in turn gave it to another Thousand Islands summer resident, George Boldt, who was building Boldt Castle in the area. Boldt, as proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, instructed the hotel's maître d'hôtel, Oscar Tschirky, to put the dressing on the menu.

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