Gananoque: A Second Home Away From Home.

I Love Leeds and Grenville

There’s something magical, special about Gananoque, Ontario. If you’ve visited then you will understand. Upon entering the town one must drive underneath the risen, stout posts carrying a sign stating in bold letters, “GANANOQUE.” There leaves no room for mistaking that you have arrived.

I have heard a number of ways to pronounce Gananoque. How do you think it is pronounced? Go ahead, take a guess. Did you think, “Gan-an-aw-key,” or, “Gan-anna-kay?” Fret not. You are not alone. I have heard it all. In fact, it is pronounced as such: Gan – Ann – Awk – Way. Say that three times fast. There! Now, you’ve got it. Great work. Welcome to our little club, those who are aware of this jewel along the Thousand Islands, Saint Lawrence River.

Gananoque’s translated meaning is, “Water Rising over Rocks” or “Garden of the Great Spirit” (reference: Town of Gananoque). If you were…

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