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Address: , Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
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Description: This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the...
This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.
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One of the most beautifuI have ever seen!

We have seen lots of beautiful places – we were very surprised to find one of the most beautiful places in the world was so close by. We drove around lake Ontario on the Canada... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have seen lots of beautiful places – we were very surprised to find one of the most beautiful places in the world was so close by. We drove around lake Ontario on the Canada side, and we were just in awe when we crossed the bridge and saw the islands. We drove a portion of the Great Lakes Seaway... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful and scenic. We were on a sailboat enjoying various sights: the birds, Boldt castle, the houses on the islands. Folks were very friendly and jolly at Alexandria Bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking place, boats, restaurants, bars, little food shaqs, nice hotel/resort, theres a nice boat tour, people gatting married all sorts of great places. We just went for a couple hours and did not regret it!

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McHenry, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The 1000 Islands area is one of the most beautiful places I have ever traveled! The water is so clean and blue, the hiking on Wellsley Island provided breathtaking vistas of the St. Lawrence and the many islands with a private home sitting on them. I had never heard of 1000 Islands prior to the trip, so glad we just... More 

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Edison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It is actually 1862 islands. Beautiful natural place. We loved it. We were there for 4 days and when we were leaving, we just didn't feel like coming back home.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We drove to Thousand Island after visiting Niagara falls during summer . Around 6 hrs from Niagara. We took 2.5 hrs boat trip which goes even in Canadian waters. Awesome houses in each small islands. Could see how rich in America lives. Beautiful scenic journey.

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Fort Covington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

did the wine & beer cruise. The food selection was better than expected. The beer & wine was very disappointing, both in quality & quantity. The music was terrible. The cruise itself was amazing. the islands are truly beautiful.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

A gorgeous area to vacation at. Lots of places to stay. Good places to eat and the best are the cruises on the St Lawrence river. You won't want to miss bolster castle for its history and romance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Summer months are good to visit this place. It has around 1800 small little islands many of which is as small as a bedroom. Many of the islands are in Canada and many in USA. Worth visiting this place and spend some time during the day.

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found so many state land camp sites that we never chose where to sleep until that day. The Thousand Islands has so much to offer any type of traveler. Fishing, grilling, swimming, boating, and sunbathing are just a few things that we did. You can plan your trip out day by day; hour by hour. You can plan to... More 

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