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Thousand Islands

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Address: Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

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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St Lawrence River Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise and Rock Island Lighthouse Tour

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Beautiful Area, definitely walk around and enjoy it!

I visited the area for a few days and enjoyed it immensely. The castles and islands were beautiful, and the small towns offered a lot of fun shops and restaurants. The people are... read more

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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the area for a few days and enjoyed it immensely. The castles and islands were beautiful, and the small towns offered a lot of fun shops and restaurants. The people are friendly and you really feel like you can stop and chat to people. The boat tours are very fun, and in the summer people love their water... More 

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Oriskany Falls, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent most of my summers on the river at my grandparent's camp and then our own camp. Let the camps go since we didn't own the land and things changed in the park. Now my mom and I go camping again in the state parks. We spent last August doing some site seeing, touring castles and paddling for a purpose.... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 693 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this thousand Islands on Mothers' Day. I was admitted free while other in my group bought tickets. HATS OFF TO THE ORGANISERS FOR RECOGNISING mothers. lt really good a good thought and I thanks them again. We went in the queue and got into the ship. It was great fun seeing all the islands amidst greenery, water and... More 

Thank loki_knows
Strykersville, New York
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you get bored here it is your own fault --there are hidden treasures and historical places galore

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New Delhi, India
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place as part of my trip to niagra falls and I was not expecting anything much before we entered this quite little beautiful town of alexandria bay. Too pretty a place, relaxed atmosphere and lots of awesome ducatis and bullets. The cruise showed us different islands alongside the bay. I wanted to stay and spend some time... More 

1 Thank mini_agg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Spent 2 days there. Definitely not enough time. The shops were awesome as was the boat tours to the island's. Would go back in a heart beat

1 Thank Judy S
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The 1000 islands are beautiful... take a boat tour, have a nice dinner, visit the shops. ONE BIG WEAKNESS OF ALEX BAY: THE HOTELS ARE NOT GOOD. I've stayed at multiple locations and they're just run down and out dates. Do what Clayton did... put in a nice hotel A-bay!

4 Thank PorkDiddy98
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had been travelling for more than 5-6 hours and were tired of sitting in the stifling environment of AC bus and this trip came as a boon to me as I could breathe in fresh air! The scenic beauty is beyond words, each island presents a unique structure! Would love to stay at one of these after my retirement..

2 Thank Harkaur884
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

My cousins had a cottage on Stave Island and I went there many times as a child. We've been back many time as adults and we still love. Go on a boat cruise or rent a boat yourself. A relaxing day!

2 Thank gbmk
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Alexandria Bay and the Thousand Islands is a very different time in the winter, but it is still beautiful. I had to go up there last weekend, and the scene is very different; most the stores and restaurants are seasonal, so they are not open. There are a couple places on the main roads of the town(s) that are open,... More 

2 Thank Larry W

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