As it follows close to the shore, the Parkway offers frequent views of Lake Ontario and active farms.
Orchards in bloom are spectacular in May and June and are famous for pick-your-own in the fall.
Upper Gap Archeological Site
East of the Lennox Power Generating Plant, the Parkway has been curved around the site of a native longhouse and burial ground dating back to about 800 A.D. The site was important because it viewed the gap between the islands offshore. This park will be left in a natural state. There is no water access or tourist accommodation.
At Sandhurst see St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the historic plaque for Major James Rogers. Opposite the church is the historic Robert McDowell Church (tower only) and cemetery.
Robert McDowall Church and Cemetery
Image courtesy of David L. Smith
8031 Hwy 33, Napanee, ON K7R 3K7
In 1834, a frame church was built by the early Presbyterian families. In 1887 the church was renovated, the tower was added on the front rising 60 feet. The building was brick with eight new memorial windows made of cathedral glass. On September 21, 1921, the church was destroyed by fire. The tower, with its battlements was restored as a monument for the cemetery and a vault door installed in front.
Head north to Hay Bay
Head north of Adolphustown on County Rd. #8. Turn right at the junction with South Shore Road to find Hay Bay with the historic Hay Bay Methodist Church.
Close by are a memorial to the first organized Meeting in Canada of the Society of Friends (Quakers), and plaques marking the boyhood home of Sir John A. Macdonald and Judge Alexander Fisher.