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Address: Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
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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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Very neat experience

We jumped on board Cpt Eli's boat cruise and I was blown away by some of the nice homes and setups I seen while cruising around. I would LOVE to be able to tour through some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
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Edmonton
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We jumped on board Cpt Eli's boat cruise and I was blown away by some of the nice homes and setups I seen while cruising around. I would LOVE to be able to tour through some of these mansions, although understandably this isn't a option as people live in most. The castle at the end was awesome

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1000 Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Lived in the 1000 Islands for many years - it is truly an amazing area. The St. Lawrence river offers great boating, fishing and diving. After living here for more than 30 years I still have not discovered all the secrets of the 1000 Islands. Must see for everyone!

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Central PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was fun and informative - I do suggest that you take the earlier boat tour so that you have enough time to visit both castles. Boldt Castle is AWESOME! and you want to have enough time to see it plus the boat house and playhouse and grounds - we ran short of time and I wish we would have... More 

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I adored this trip, me and my husband visited in September on a lovely sunny day. I could have stayed forever and will return one day

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New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had visited Thousand Island many years ago; it was beautiful back then. In my recent visit, it didn't seem as beautiful as before.

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Newnan, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

beautiful area. Well worth visiting if you are in the area. Make sure you visit the Castle while there. Wonderful sandwich shop there also.

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United States
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Over 1,500 islands and some of the most beautiful scenery around. Rugged woods and forests meet clean flowing river and bay waters. Lake and ocean freighters are always passing by. The area houses several castles while meeting the Canadian border .

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Mahopac, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

First off, the beauty of the place. The islands, the river, the rocks, the trees. I don't know of any place anywhere else, that can match up to the beauty of the 1000 Isands. If you enjoy fishing, boating, camping, swimming or sight seeing, this is the place to go. From Krings Point down to Clayton, its a magical place... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a night on the way to Montreal from Niagara Falls. Well worth the time and don't forget to take a boat ride. Boldt Castle was beautiful.

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Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We visited the 1000 Islands region for the first time on Oct. 10-12, 2015. This was a great time of year to visit because it isn't crowded, however we found out that if we had come a week later, most restaurants, shops, and attractions would have been closed for the season. We were told that the region basically "shuts down"... More 

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