Friendly Seaway City
One thing that a visitor to Cornwall, Ontario, can expect when visiting the community of 47,000 people is a warm smile and greeting. After all, Cornwall boasts the nickname of the Friendly Seaway City. Its location is ideal, too, nestled just one hour from Montreal and Ottawa and only minutes from New York State, thanks to the Seaway International Bridge.
To complement its congeniality, Cornwall is a hot spot for tourist activity. There’s something for everyone, including museums, shopping, outdoor entertainment, golf, festivals, and theater. The downtown area and waterfront have undergone extensive renovations. These upgrade projects have included Lamoureux Park, the Cornwall Civic Complex and Convention Centre, the Lion’s Club Bandshell and the Arts In The Park entertainment programs.
Its location on the banks of the St. Lawrence River makes Cornwall an obvious spot for outdoor enthusiasts. But the allure of the community is not just for those who like to be on the water. Those who enjoy walking and biking can enjoy the 45 kilometers of recreational path along the river.
Families will be drawn to Cornwall, as well, thanks to its many family-friendly attractions. These include berry farms, orchards, an aquatic center, and a ski center. In the surrounding area of the Seaway Valley, families can find many other attractions. Some of the most popular are Prehistoric World in Morrisburg, a shrine to dinosaurs, and General Splatters Paintball Park in Lancaster.
Cornwall in a Day:
Stop for breakfast at a local diner in the Downtown District, followed by a stroll through the museums and other historic sites. A picnic lunch will be a great respite from cruising around on the area’s recreational path. For dinner, get dinner to-go and enjoy the open air while you take in an outdoor concert at Lamoureux Park.
For More Information:
Cornwall & Seaway Valley Tourism
11 Water Street West
Cornwall, ON, K6J 1A1
Tel: (613) 938-4748 or 1-800-937-4748
Fax: 613) 938-4751