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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Corinth, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have loved this area since I was a kid and nothing has ever changed my mind. It was the first visit for my wife and she thoroughly enjoyed our time as well

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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A visit to Thousand Islands on my way back from Montreal to Toronto was worth it. It is a place which can be visited either from Canada Side or from USA Side like Niagera Falls. It is a group of islands big to small, the smallest being just enough to hold a house. Castles are built on some of the... More

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Eagle Bridge, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The islands, of course are in the St. Lawrence River but the entire area from Cape Vincent to Alexandria Bay I believe are considered the Thousand Islands vacation destination. There are boat tours with commentary from a knowledgeable guide that are great for learning more about the islands including Boldt Castle which is open to the public for tours also.... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wow, one of the most beautiful areas you can visit. Everything is pristine. We took a 5 hour boat tour out of Gananoque, Canada. It was a great tour and value for the money. Very pleasant in every way

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London, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Loved my 3 day vacation to Boldt Castle in the 1000 Islands. Lovely boat cruise to Singer Castle too.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My parents bought an island here in 2000, Honey Bee Island, I have been coming here in the summers ever since. Your either bitten by the thousand islands bug or you aren't. But after coming here what lake cottage could compare? We have over 1800 islands in the area, you can go boating, jet skiing, water skiing, fly-boarding. We have... More

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After that... The river, islands, natural beauty is something not to be missed. Seriously, you should see this place. The area is depressing...it is tickytacky perfected...the Town of Alexandria Bay is a mecca for red necks...serious types too...there are several restaurants that have at best something to stop your stomach from grumbling, no more. The hotels etc like 1960 vintage...but... More

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Oswego, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Much to do and lovely little downtown..The Riveredge is a great place to stay..For both Adults and kids..

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Hawkesbury, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is the most spectacular area and well worth visiting. You will need and should plan to spend at least a few days, as there is so much to see. a week would be perfect. The opportunities for taking photographs are abundant. We arranged for a private waterfront tour with a friend who has lived in the area for a... More

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