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Thousand Islands

NYS Welcome Center at the 1000 Islands International Bridge, 43373 Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
800-847-5263; 800-8-ISLAND
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Type: Islands
Description: This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I landed there, running away from NYC's day to day, and what a wonderful landing. It is just few minutes drive from Watertown, NY. Another wonderful town. Alexandria Bay is just a cute landing town, with vestiges from the 1950's. Everyone was so friendly! I took the Uncle Sam tour and what a fabulous time!, Very informative! I went during... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

from the clear pure st Lawrence river, thousands of islands with cabins, lake houses and millionaire row, this is a great afternoon spent in one of upstate new york's most beautiful venues.

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

At least by most people in the US Our Canadian cousins will no doubt want me to keep quiet about this fantastic region located on the St Lawrence as it empties out of the East end of Lake Ontario Crystal clear water that gets reasonably warm in summer and over 1800 islands to explore via boat or canoe A great... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's a very nice place to visit. Boat ride is real must. You get to see islands of all sizes ! Scenic and best place for photographers. Photos are available in below link https://www.flickr.com/photos/adamaniz

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I visited Sacket's Harbour which is part of the 1000 islands. Such a cute, charming area. The sunset views are stunning and this area had GREAT outdoor restaurants.

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Peterborough, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went on the Millionaires boat trip (circa 1 hr) with a stop over at Boldt Castle - great trip and would recommend to anyone looking to spend between 2 - 3 hours in and around the Thousand Islands.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Loved the boat cruise. The guide was very informative abd enjoyable. It would have been nice to have more places to eat and drink,and relax. We got tured from all the walking.

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Chagrin Falls
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to receive the balloon ride as a gift. I was so nervous to go up in the balloon, because I have a huge fear of flying. I could not have been more relaxed and truly in awe of the experience. It was the most peaceful and serene hour of my life! I would... More

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Montreal, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Loved the scenery. Each island had it's own charm, small, big or large all unique and beautiful to see. Beautiful and relaxing to just cruise around!

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Stillwater, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When you mention to people that you are from New York it is automatically associated with the City of New York. Unfortunately many areas of the state are underestimated and there are many beautiful areas worth visiting. The 1000 Islands is a water wonderland surrounded by some of the finest farmland in the country. Remember that New York has a... More

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1000Islands, Public Relations Manager at Thousand Islands, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're glad to hear that you found our region so naturally beautiful and different than expectations associated with urban New York. We're proud to offer a variety experiences such as you detailed while preserving our waterway and we're glad when visitors appreciate both. Sincerely, 1000 Islands International Tourism Council More

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