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A destination that visitors come to again and again.

The 1000 Islands is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between Northern New York State (United States) and Southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

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The cultures of the USA and Canada blend in the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence and Great Lake Ontario.”

The cultures of the USA and Canada blend in the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence and Great Lake Ontario.”

Today, many people still remark that this gorgeous garden of woods and waters that is the 1000 Islands is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet.”

Today, many people still remark that this gorgeous garden of woods and waters that is the 1000 Islands is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet.”

Others will tell you its friendly atmosphere, fresh outdoors and laid-back pace makes the 1000 Islands a place that inspires the spirit and renews the soul.”

Others will tell you its friendly atmosphere, fresh outdoors and laid-back pace makes the 1000 Islands a place that inspires the spirit and renews the soul.”

The native peoples called this region the ‘Garden of the Great Spirit.’”

The native peoples called this region the ‘Garden of the Great Spirit.’”

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Fort Henry's World Heritage Sunset Ceremonies
Fort Henry’s World Heritage Sunset Ceremonies

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Kingston, ON

Get a front row seat to an unforgettable experience – the only one of its kind in Canada!  The World Famous, award-winning Sunset Ceremonies…
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47th Annual French Festival

Friday, July 10, 2015 - Sunday, July 12, 2015
Cape Vincent, NY

Cape Vincent’s 47th Annual French Festival Celebration will be held. The festivities begin on Friday July 10th with a free family street dance on…
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Kathleen Ernst – The Smuggler’s Secrets

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Sackets Harbor, NY

Kathleen Ernst, Author of the Sackets Harbor War of 1812 American Girl “Caroline Abbott” stories returns to Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site for…
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