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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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Scotia, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We visited several years ago and stayed on the edge of the St. Lawrence Seaway. From our balcony, we watched the huge barges going up and down the river. The town itself is a very typical tourist area, with gift shops, t-shirts, etc. and a few very nice restaurants. Out of town proved to be even more attractive. For example,... More

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Summerstown, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Many people travel the world, but many people don't realize what the thousand island area has to offer. I have been spending time there since I was a child and been going back with my children and now my grandchildren and still find this area still excites me. Very rich in heritage ,breathtaking island and shoreline views with many fine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Awesome ! I made a promise to myself to be back here again someday with my husband . This place is anybody's dream vacation. It's literally thousand islands , small islands as they are but with beautiful chalets mini castles houses restaurants , n hotels .

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We loved this place. It was very relaxing. It beats going to the beach. The hot summer welcomes this Adirondack chair paradise. I would go back again. If your passing through, stop.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is one of the most scenic areas I have ever seen, especially in the fall with the leaves changing. I visit every year and absolutely love it. The St Lawrence river is so clear that it is amazing. Well worth the time.

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cooperstown
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

On a recent mini vacation to Sackets Harbor we accidently discovered Clayton on the St. Lawrence River and its little treasure and well kept secret "The Antique boat Museum". We live in Cooperstown which is called the "Village of Museums" but had not heard of the Boat Museum. What a wonderful surprise for us to land in Clayton and discover... More

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Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We took a three hour cruise of the islands, very relaxing on the water, and the views are spectacular!

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We took a bus trip to Canada and stopped at the Thousand Islands to take a break. It was a quaint little town near the water. I loved the fact that there were 1,000 little islands sitting on the water. It was very pretty. We took a boat ride over to the Boldt Castle. The boat ride was a little... More

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Orillia, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

we toured in a small group and got to see the river and homes fairl close. Rainy day but still had a good time. Stop at Boldt castle a must.

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Washington, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

wonderful history. highly recommend a guided boat tour for all ages. there is a ton to see and learn. beautuful

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