I traveled to Alexandria Ba, NY, accompanied by my father and daughter to check out the historical and beautiful Boldt Castle. The castle can be seen on boat tours heading out from Gananoque ON but we opted for visiting from the US side on the St. Lawrence. A quick 10 minute boat shuttle on Uncle Sams boatlines dropped us off at the docks on Hart Island. Your entrance fee includes the grounds of the island as well as complete access to the castle interior. Check out the website for Boldt Castle for visitor information. We had a blue sky day and amazing temperature for our visit as well as a weekday visit that saw smaller crowds. After visiting the castle we returned to the village of Alexandria for some lunch and exploration of the man tourist shops. It is only a 1.45 hour drive from Ottawa and makes for an easy day out.