Summer Destinations: 1000 Islands

May 28, 2021

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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. This quaint village is home to the famous Boldt Castle on St. Lawrence River. Alexandria Bay is a place of year-round beauty, boasting plenty of activities for leisure travel, families, and sportsmen alike. Book a day cruise, charter a fishing guide, rent a boat, visit state parks, and shop local retail stores. An events calendar and more details are available on the web.

Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce

Where Lake Ontario and the mighty St. Lawrence River meet, Cape Vincent is the destination point for endless water views and sensational sunsets. Home to the Tibbett’s Point Lighthouse, it is a classic river village offering visitors a unique shopping, dining, lodging, and recreational experience!

Hutchinson's Boat Works

Hutchinson's Boat Works is on the St. Lawrence River in Alexandria Bay, directly across from Boldt Castle. In business since 1908, their climate controlled showroom features Sea Ray, Beneteau and Bennington boats and they have a wide variety of used and brokerage boats for sale. Hutchinson's Boat Works offers dockage, storage, detailing, fiberglass repair, mechanical repairs, a gas dock with a pumpout station and a large marine store that carries a wide selection of parts and accessories. Stop by and see them today where "Every Day is a Boat Show."

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.

  Singer Castle on 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.

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.

Thousand Islands Arts Center

Home of the Handweaving Museum, the Thousand Islands Arts Center (TIAC) is a nonprofit, educational institution concerned with preserving the skills of traditional artists and artisans and supporting the heritage arts. The center maintains a year-round arts curriculum, a permanent textile collection and library, two dedicated studios for weaving and pottery, and Finders Keepers, a resale shop. TIAC’s goal is to sustain and grow this resource for artists, students, and the broader community while developing awareness, fostering skills and building appreciation for the heritage arts.

Thousand Islands Land Trust

The Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) invites you to get out on the land and explore its Ten Signature Preserves. Over 21 miles of trails are open to the public year-round. TILT is a not-for-profit that works to conserve the natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitats, water quality, and outdoor recreation opportunities of the 1000 Islands region, for present and future generations. For trail maps, outdoor trek schedules and more information about the 11,000 acres it conserves please visit their website.

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 hour American Narrows cruise. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner cruise or a romantic Sip-N'-Sail evening cruise. Stop at magnificent Boldt Castle or mysterious Singer Castle and see how the rich and famous enjoyed life a century ago. Come aboard with Uncle Sam Boat Tours - where a 1000 Islands adventure awaits you.