Thursday, October 06, 2016

Kingston is Limestone City

A couple hours east of Toronto, down Highway 401 is the gorgeous city of Kingston, Ontario. Full of history and old stone buildings with a large contingent of students attending Queen's University and the Royal Military College. The downtown core lies along the mouth of the St Lawrence River and was the first capital of Canada. Murney Tower Museum in MacDonald Park is pictured at top.
Protecting the city and Canada from the Americans was Fort Henry and the multiple martello towers along the banks of the river. You can still visit the fort and see soldiers shooting off the big guns in their bright red uniforms and look down over the city from it's excellent vantage point.

Downtown are some amazing buildings - full of stores, restaurants and pubs. The magnificent City Hall sits across from a park by the water, with a pond and the old train station complete with a steam engine. Several of the towers are in city parks away from Fort Henry and the waterfront trail is a nice way to see them.
Shoal Tower a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Confederation Park Marina
One of the two towers at Fort Henry - looking across the river to another tower 
Pumphouse Steam Museum
Fall and a historic limestone house

The area north of Kingston is perfect for checking out the fall colours.

See more photos after the jump.

Shoal Tower
A Sherman Tank at the Royal Military College
Cedar Island and Cathcart Tower

Looking downtown from the fort

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