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5 Brockville Things to Do Before the Summer’s Through


There’s only a few weeks left of summer (officially), but there are still plenty of ways to soak up the last little bit of sunshine and warmth this year!
Here are 5 ways to enjoy the weather and summertime feelings.

Ice Cream is on the Menu Tonight

@jessa_bara ice cream

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The last few days of summer are sure to be sweet, especially with a delicious ice cream in hand! Enjoy your ice cream wandering through Brockville’s Historic Downtown, and waterfront. O’Malley Kourt Fudgery serves up generous scoops, as well as homemade fudge and many more options to curb your sweet fix! The Crow’s Nest offers a great spot to grab a cone on Blockhouse Island, and across the harbour you’ll find the Tall Ships Cafe and Creamery, with a lovely patio. Richards Coffeehouse brings gelato to Brockville’s ice cream scene! Enjoy a scoop or two before you catch a show at the Brockville Arts Centre, or take it with you for your walk along the Brock Trail. Cowan’s Dairy also offers a wide selection of ice cream (40 flavours!), and newly fudge as well! Take a break and enjoy on their picnic tables out front.

Cool Off in Brockville’s Largest “Swimming Pool”

@boucher.sophie swimming

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Late summer is one of the best times for a river swim! The hot temperatures over the past few months have heated things up, including the St. Lawrence River! Take a dip while it’s still warm outside and in the water, at Brockville’s most popular swim spots. Take the plunge at Centeen Park by jumping in.. or walking in if you so please! Sanddocks offers another spot to splash about and sunbath. After a game of volleyball at Hardy Park, take a jump on in the river to cool off!  Head to the beach at St. Lawrence park, and wade out into the shallow waters, a perfect spot for the young ones! Heading west, check out Browns Bay Beach and Picnic Area! Bring a bathing suit, snacks, and spend the day by the river!

Enjoy an Easy Breezy Patio Evening

@rchmrie keystorm pub

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Don’t miss out on patio season in the last few weeks of summer! Downtown, enjoy wood-fired pizza at Brimstone and a yummy breakfast (or lunch or dinner!) al fresco overlooking the harbour at Bud’s on the Bay. If you are looking for a few more waterfront options, check out South Coast Grille where local flavours and 1000 Islands culture meld together, and the Crow’s Nest, with offers a great outdoor licensed patio with a menu to suit everyone’s taste buds!

Are you looking to catch up with friends over a drink and tasty apps? Why not make your way to the Keystorm Pub, overlooking the beautiful Court House Square! Enjoy a glass of wine and Mediterranean fusion cuisine on Buell Street Bistro’s garden patio, and enjoy lunch or shop for your next homemade meal to take home at Brockberry Café and Suites.

Brockville’s uptown also offers a great patio experience! Dine at Barley Mow an enjoy comfort food to contemporary cuisine, and at Boston Pizza and Kelsey’s for your go-to dishes!

Have Fun Mini Golfing & Hitting the Driving Range

1000 Islands Mini Golf 2

1000 Islands Mini Golf & Driving Range

Grab your friends, family or your date for a fun (or perhaps competitive) game of miniature golf! 1000 Island Miniature Golf and Driving Range just opened this year, where you can put your putting and driving skills to the test! After your game, enjoy soft serve ice cream on site! Take your mini golf game over to Sunnidell Golf, to their 18-hole mini put and have a yummy meal at the clubhouse.

Take a Picnic Down to the Waterfront

@anning0609 don fish and chips

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Picnic season is slowly coming to an end, therefore it’s time to grab some food, a blanket, and enjoy! Many restaurants in Downtown Brockville offer take out options, from Fish and Chips (Don’s Fish & Chips, Manolls and Captain George’s), to Lebanese (Shawarma Garden), Indian (Tandoori Mint), and Thai (Nakhon Thai and Island Delight). Bring your meal down to Brockville’s waterfront at Blockhouse Island, Hardy Park, or St. Lawrence Park, and enjoy the outdoors, watch boats pass, and the sun set.