Sunny days call for road trips and we have another suggestion you may find worth the drive. Prescott, Ontario is a lovely small town located along the St Lawrence River and is full of history. It’s also home to “The jewel of the St. Lawrence.” Curious to know why? Keep on reading.

About three and a half hours east of Toronto is Prescott, Ontario.

It was founded in 1810 by Major Edward Jessup and has a population of 4,200 residents.

According to its official site, “this small town’s pride and true love for beautification is exemplified throughout the community.”

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Along with its local shops, parks, and trails, the town is also home to a popular beach.

Kelly’s Beach is considered one of the many vibrant waterfront attractions in the town. It offers clean and warm waters just of the St. Lawrence River.

Another waterfront destination is the town’s beloved Marina.

According to the town, it is considered one of the premiere boating facilities in Ontario and is referred to as “The jewel of the St. Lawrence.”

“Our courteous, friendly, and informative staff provides first class service, which has boaters from all over North America coming back season after season.”

So whether you’re looking for a boating experience, beach day or simply an escape from the bustling city streets, Prescott is here to save the day.