One of my first hidden gems would have to be one of my favourite places of all time in this beautiful city which is Studio 330 located at 330 Princess Street! Studio 330 is a friendly welcoming yoga studio that embodies community and self care. They used to be a donation based studio however they had to switch to a payment based system due to economics. Dallas Dellahunt is the owner and she has lots of experience and believes in a hands on guided practice with the hands-on touch being optional. Studio 330 also has a Sunday 2-3pm karma class where you pay by donation (min $5) and all the money goes to a charity or to help someone struggling in the community.
The second hidden gem which has yet to open is Kingston Axe throwing. Axe throwing?! Don’t worry it is not super dangerous. All throwing takes place under supervision of experienced coaches, and we they have lots of protective measures in place, such as chain link fencing and a separated spectator area for people who aren’t throwing. Check out their website below!
The third hidden gem of Kingston is all the amazing conservation areas that surround the city. There’s even a few in the city like Marshlands conservation area which is just down the street from the college. Little Cataraqui Conservation Area is awesome for feeding birds with many different events being hosted every month like snowshoeing during winter. Lemoine Point is also located within the City of Kingston and has 11kms of trails for you to enjoy. Some other conservation areas near Kingston are Mac Johnson, Parrot’s Bay, Lyn Valley and Gould lake.
The fourth hidden gem (and my favourite place in Kingston) is the Kingston Bouldering Coop. The bouldering coop is great for people who like to climb low indoor walls with problems (rocks of different shapes and sizes). You don’t need a harness for this as the walls are low to the ground and you can climb back down or jump down from the top. The coop is not owned by one person but everyone who uses the space pays a fee of $10 for drop in and the first time you climb it goes towards an ownership share in the coop. Membership rates are also available and if you are passionate about bouldering and would like to supervise to open the gym you can sign up to be a supervisor.
The schedule of supervisors can be found here: http://www.kingstonboulderingcoop.com/
They also have a FB group where they post last minute changes to the schedule and the link is found on the website.
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Author: Taylor Wilcox