From the quiet village of Port Hope, 105km (65 miles) east of Toronto, the coast of Lake Ontario takes in the Bay of Quinte and Quinte's Isle. Once off the speedy main highway (Hwy. 401), you'll discover a tranquil stretch of farmland and waterways that were mostly settled by United Empire Loyalists -- British sympathizers who fled the impudent new republic to the south during and after the American Revolution. This region remains off the beaten track today, except to those in the know who come to explore attractive villages; troll for antiques; or enjoy the beaches, dunes, and waterfront activities of the area's provincial parks. Kingston, an appealing lakefront city with a regular flea-and-farmers' market, is intriguing both architecturally and historically, and is the gateway to the mighty St. Lawrence River, the Thousand Islands region, and St. Lawrence National Park.

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