Summer Destinations: 1000 Islands

May 21, 2015

Enjoy many destinations perfect for the summer months in the Thousand Islands, including:

Alexandria Bay Chamber Events

In the heart of the 1000 Islands, amidst the St. Lawrence Seaway, Alexandria Bay welcomes you. A place of year-round beauty, Alexandria Bay boasts plenty of activities for leisure travel, families and sportsmen alike. Enjoy craft fairs, pirate days, lives blues and entertainment nearly every day of the week on the shores of Alexandria Bay. An events calendar and more details about current events is available on the web.

Clayton Distillery

Clayton Distillery is a farm-based distillery located in northern New York, the first of its kind in the area. Opened in 2013, the philosophy is simple: Homegrown. Handcrafted. Products are available to be sampled at the tasting room and retail store in Clayton. They can also be purchased at over 80 stores across New York. Discover for yourself that the proof is in the product. Clayton Distillery currently produces vodka, mixed berry vodka, gin, barrel-aged gin, un-aged corn whisky (moonshine), limoncello, liqueur, bourbon, maple whiskey and more.

Jefferson County Economic Development

Jefferson County is a premier summer destination in northern New York. Visit beautiful beaches and shoreline, hike in state parks, or just relax and enjoy the clean air and lovely surroundings.

Navy Point Marine

Navy Point Marine specializes in full service and restoration services. With a spacious heated service building, ABYC and Raymarine certified technicians, Island Packet Gold Wrench service, Navy Point is a one-stop-shop for boaters around the region.

Singer Castle at Dark Island

A part of American history and local folklore, Singer Castle on Dark Island is located on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Tour the unique history of the hunting lodge of Commodore Frederick Gilbert Bourne. See many of the secret passages and speculate their use! Forty-five minute guided tours are scheduled throughout the day and include the great hall, library, breakfast room, terrace, bedrooms and even the fourth floor dormitory. Canadian rates are available.

South Eastern Ontario Theatre Guide

A comprehensive resource for live theatre productions and performances across the South Eastern Ontario region from Prince Edward County through the 1000 Islands. Providing a one-stop-shop to help create an itinerary of professionally-crafted productions with theatre showtimes and locations for a weekend getaway to experience Canadian live theatre!

Thousand Islands Arts Center

Home of the Handweaving Museum, the Thousand Islands Arts Center is a nonprofit, educational institution concerned with preserving the skills of traditional artists and artisans and supporting heritage arts. The center maintains a year-round arts curriculum, a permanent textile collection and library, and two dedicated studios for weaving and pottery.

Thousand Island/Clayton Chamber Events

The Thousand Islands - Clayton Chamber of Commerce invites you to a region where charm and hospitality is a tradition. Clayton is a river village, surrounded by the St. Lawrence River, just minutes from the Canadian border. You'll find shops and galleries; museums; and outdoor activities ranging from fishing to golfing, diving, kayaking and hiking- all within walking distance. A registry of lodging, attractions and local businesses is on the web.

Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Come explore the 1000 Islands aboard Uncle Sam Boat Tours. Listen as tour guides point out the historic and scenic wonders on a two-nation scenic cruise. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner cruise or a romantic twilight cruise. Stop at magnificent Boldt Castle or mysterious Singer Castle and see how the rich and famous enjoyed life a century ago. Come onboard with Uncle Sam Boat Tours... where a 1000 Islands adventure awaits you!

Visit Kingston

Open the door to Kingston, Ontario, to discover a world of culinary delights, spectacular cruises, local culture, rich history and everything in between. Enjoy festival guides, outdoor adventures, the best in nightlife destinations, a wide array of cuisine from around the world and a monthly list of 25 things to do in Kingston, all available online.