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Summer Destinations: 1000 Islands

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 the 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.

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. Canadian rates are available.

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.

Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Come explore the 1000 Islands aboard Uncle Sam Boat Tours. Listen as live tour guides point out the historic and scenic wonders on a two-nation scenic cruise. Only Uncle Sam Boat Tours offers unlimited visits to Boldt Castle as well as guided tours of mysterious Singer Castle. Enjoy the only Buffet lunch and Dinner Cruises departing from US shores. Or you can unwind in the evening with a relaxing Sip N' Sail Cruise. Want to set your own course? Contact Uncle Sam's Boat Tours about chartering one of their double or triple deck boats for the cruise you always wanted! No matter how you want to enjoy the 1000 Islands, they have an option for you. So, jump on board with Uncle Sam Boat Tours... where a 1000 Islands adventure awaits you!