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“THE STATE PARK IS A GEM SEE IT!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wellesley Island

Wellesley Island
Alexandria Bay, NY
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Type: Islands, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
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Owner description: Wellesley Island is home to a state park, a nature center and museum – with trails taking you through marshland, forest and shoreline – and three golf courses.
New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“THE STATE PARK IS A GEM SEE IT!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Even if you dont care for nature, scenic beauty or a great nature center you should still go to this state park. The nature center founded by Minna Anthony Common is rated one of the five best in the US. It also offers camping sites for tents and RV's that are high quality and very reasonable. There are also cabins. Overall a great find only minutes from US 81 Alexandria Bay and Carlton.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Nice park for camping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My family enjoys the camping experience in the park. The camping site is great, nice view, quite, clean restroom and bathroom, convenient water supply, playground for kids, although the privacy of the camp sites is not as good as some other parks.

Visited July 2013
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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“Quaint and Adorable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

A must-stop-by while in the Thousand Islands. Walk the quaint town square/park area and make sure you stop for Ice Cream! Then, meander through the housing area to see some terrific restorations and homes with great personality. The locals here and summer "cottagers" are very friendly and welcoming1

Visited July 2012
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Antwerp, New York, United States
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Minna Anthony Nature Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a great time at this beautiful park. There are several trails to chose from. You get a wonderful view of the river on the Eel Bay trail. The only down side of this trail is that the trail does not loop around. In order to get back you have to retrace your steps. The kids really enjoyed the nature center. It was primitive and minimal but they didn't mind. Nice relaxing day. The park was not busy yet which was also a bonus as well. Definitely a nice day trip with the family! We will be going back.

Visited April 2013
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Virginia
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“Most beautiful place on Earth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have been every summer since I was born. The Thousand Island area is just incredible. Crystal clear water and literally thousands of islands. The view from the TI Bridge (US or Canadian span) is breath taking!

Visited July 2012
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