Riverfront sites to close after long weekend


This long weekend will be your last chance to visit the local heritage sites or get hard ice cream while visiting the La Verendrye Parkway.
The “Hallett” and lookout tower along the riverfront will be open each day through Monday, but will be closed for the season after that.
The Fort Frances Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this long weekend, but then will switch to its off-season hours (11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday to Saturday) as of Tuesday.
Museum curator Sherry George said she won’t know visitor totals to the heritage sites until after Monday, but did note the number of visitors to the museum itself was up this summer.
This was a pleasant surprise to George as she anticipated that construction downtown would affect visitor numbers negatively, but this was not the case.
Admission to the heritage sites is available at the museum and Sorting Gap Marina, with the cost being $4 for adults and $3 for seniors/children aged six-12 (those five and under are free).
There also is a family/group rate of $12.
Paying admission provides access to the “Hallett,” lookout tower, and the museum, where the newest exhibit about the history of local transportation is on display.
As well, the Sorting Gap Marina, where people can go to buy hard ice cream, pop, chips, water, ice, and gas for their boat, is closing for the season as of Tuesday.
It will be open until 10 p.m. tonight, from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday, and then from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Labour Day.
Ice cream-lovers take note: the selection of flavours and quantity is limited as Sorting Gap staff are trying to use up the stock they have without having to order more before they close Monday evening.