We’ve been out shopping all afternoon, just seeing what was new at all the local artisans and shops — Heather Haynes Gallery, the Little Pump House, This That and Everything, Woodley’s, and Steel Style Garage, just to name a few. But we have dinner reservations, and now we’re on our way to meet our friends. Do you want to come along?
Our walk starts out on Main Street, passing by the old Riverside Bar and Grill towards the Royal Theatre. The Royal’s renovations have just been finished recently, and the shows that have been scheduled are fantastic, eclectic, and excitingly unique. We’ve got tickets for the next performance, too.
A little bit further down the street, we pass Nature’s Tonic, and then Socialist Pig Coffeehouse, which is right across from Town Hall. We always get our groceries at the Farmers Market on Thursdays in Town Hall Park, and take a bit of time to enjoy the music at the Town Park Bandstand while we’re there. There’s nothing better than fresh local produce that comes with lively local music.
The library is next, with its beautiful mural that always catches our eye, and then the Gananoque Brewing Company on our left just before we reach Susan. Susan Push 500 is Gananoque’s monument to the railway, right at the entrance of Confederation Park.
Wrapping around the Gananoque River, Confederation Park’s sculpture garden and fountain are always so wonderful to look at. If we had a little more time, we’d take a walk through the park and feed the ducks and swans.
But there are our friends! They’re waiting for us on the bridge — and it’s only a few steps more to head down to Riva for a sumptuous dinner and a great evening in the Thousand Islands.