Friday, August 21, 2015

Past POIs - 1000 Islands Tower [Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada]

During our roadtrip to Cobourg and Kingston we visited 1000 Islands Tower, a 130 meter tall tower located on Hill Island which is actually between the Canadian and American borders (you will need to pass the border to get here, regardless of if you are coming from Canada or USA).

The tower was built in 1965 and was owned by the original owners until 2013 when it was sold for $500,000 to a German couple who loved the area because the original owners wanted to retire.  Approximately 30,000 visitors come and visit every year.  With the new owners comes new rules, now you can actually rent the tower for private events and weddings.

Excuse my poor camera work.
While there are stairs that loop around the tower (540 stairs), you can only take the elevator to get to the first of three floors.  On the first floor, there is always a tour guide that will provide you with information about the tower and the surrounding area.  It was nice to learn about the cruises that we can take, where the borders are, and more.  The second and third floors are both open.  All floors give you very nice views of the surrounding area just note that it does get windy at the top floor area.

View from the top floor.

I think this was a nice spot and worth a visit if you are in the area and have your passport (good thing I checked before coming!).

Come back next Friday for another Past Point of Interest!

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