Summer Destinations: 1000 Islands

May 21, 2015

Enjoy many destinations perfect for the summer months in the Thousand Islands, including:

Alexandria Bay Chamber Events

In the heart of the 1000 Islands, amidst the St. Lawrence Seaway, Alexandria Bay welcomes you. A place of year-round beauty, Alexandria Bay boasts plenty of activities for leisure travel, families and sportsmen alike. Enjoy craft fairs, pirate days, lives blues and entertainment nearly every day of the week on the shores of Alexandria Bay. An events calendar and more details about current events is available on the web.

Antique Boat Museum

The Antique Boat Museum is the premier freshwater nautical museum in North America. Located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, the ABM's galleries feature over 300 unique and beautifully-preserved boats and thousands of recreational boating artifacts. With the longest running antique boat show in North America, the museum celebrates 50 years this summer.

Boldt Castle

The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) welcomes you to tour Boldt Castle to explore and experience the surroundings. Construction began on the castle in 1900 at the bidding of millionaire hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his wife. Located near Alexandria Bay, the castle offers tours and much more. Visit their website for more information.

Jefferson County Economic Development

Jefferson County is a premier summer destination in northern New York. Visit beautiful beaches and shoreline, hike in state parks, or just relax and enjoy the clean air and lovely surroundings.

Navy Point Marine

Navy Point Marine specializes in full service and restoration services. With a spacious heated service building, ABYC and Raymarine certified technicians, Island Packet Gold Wrench service, Navy Point is a one-stop-shop for boaters around the region.

Singer Castle at Dark Island

A part of American history and local folklore, Singer Castle on Dark Island is located on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Tour the unique history of the hunting lodge of Commodore Frederick Gilbert Bourne. See many of the secret passages and speculate their use! Forty-five minute guided tours are scheduled throughout the day and include the great hall, library, breakfast room, terrace, bedrooms and even the fourth floor dormitory. Canadian rates are available.

Thousand Islands Arts Center

Home of the Handweaving Museum, the Thousand Islands Arts Center is a nonprofit, educational institution concerned with preserving the skills of traditional artists and artisans and supporting heritage arts. The center maintains a year-round arts curriculum, a permanent textile collection and library, and two dedicated studios for weaving and pottery.

Thousand Island/Clayton Chamber Events

The Thousand Islands - Clayton Chamber of Commerce invites you to a region where charm and hospitality is a tradition. Clayton is a river village, surrounded by the St. Lawrence River, just minutes from the Canadian border. You'll find shops and galleries; museums; and outdoor activities ranging from fishing to golfing, diving, kayaking and hiking- all within walking distance. A registry of lodging, attractions and local businesses is on the web.

Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Come explore the 1000 Islands aboard Uncle Sam Boat Tours. Listen as tour guides point out the historic and scenic wonders on a two-nation scenic cruise. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner cruise or a romantic twilight cruise. Stop at magnificent Boldt Castle or mysterious Singer Castle and see how the rich and famous enjoyed life a century ago. Come onboard with Uncle Sam Boat Tours, where a 1000 Islands adventure awaits you.

Visit Kingston

Open the door to Kingston, Ontario, to discover a world of culinary delights, spectacular cruises, local culture, rich history and everything in between. Enjoy festival guides, outdoor adventures, the best in nightlife destinations, a wide array of cuisine from around the world and a monthly list of 25 things to do in Kingston, all available online.

Watertown Farm and Craft Market

Every Wednesday from late May to early October there is a weekly market starting at the State Office Building Plaza and continuing down Washington Street to the Morgan Stanley Building. There is a wide variety of farm and craft products including local fruits and vegetables, flowers and garden plants, baked goods, handmade crafts and jewelry, local works of art, and much more.  It's a local shopping experience paired with food vendors serving up local flavor.