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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, Outdoors
Owner description: This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It's a trip not to be missed. We took the boat from Uncle Sam trips. Don't need pre-booking unless is more than 20 people trip. Reasonable price. Have different prices per season and per choices. The trip we took as 2 1/2 hours. It was more than enough. Go at the top; better view. The trip includes a guide who... More 

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Markham, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I like flowing waters with lot of energy, yet peaceful. I love islands with lot of trees. I love beautiful bridges and sailing below those majestic structures... finally, I love spending time with my kids on a nice evening boat ride. Thousand islands is exactly a great mix of all the above. St Lawrence river is at it's best at... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
56 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Seeing the islands was so much fun. According to Ethan from Uncle Sam Boat Rides, there are 1864 islands and we were able to see some on our tour. The information he provided was very interesting.

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Mt. Olive, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I enjoy traveling across the country on our Goldwing motorcycle. When we travel, many days we don't know exactly where we will stop for the night. Several years back, we were riding with two other couples and found ourselves in Alexandria Bay. It was early afternoon on a weekday in mid-September. All the schools were back in... More 

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Columbia, TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had never been to this area before and I loved it so much! I had never heard of the Thousand Islands. We went the end of September and it was perfect. The weather was great, the crowds were small and it was just beautiful. If you ever get a chance, be sure to take one of the boat tours... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here with our kids a few years ago on our way to Niagara Falls. We took a cruise to visit Thousand Islands. Some islands are small rock projections in St Lawrence River and others are bigger, inhabited with some pretty nice houses. Boat is the only mode of transportation. If you have some extra cash and happened to... More 

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ceresco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

the area is amazing -the wealth is pretty obvious and worth seeing take the tour- much history- beautuful

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Thompson s Station, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fun day at the 1000 islands. Take the Uncle Sam's boat tour. the one hour is plenty. Like going back in time at this small upstate town.

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Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Still beautiful place but this time it was cold and wind.We took my daughter's family and a great time.We stayed right in Alexandria Bay. Always something to do and see.We had a great boat tour(2 Nations) Very friendly area and amazing islands from some big to just a rock with one tree on it

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Little know area to most people. It is like stepping back into the 60s. Everyone is very friendly and helps you out even if they dont know you. Very relaxing vaction spot that is truely the secret tressure of the northeast

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