Things To Do

Plenty to do, or just do nothing at all.

A visit to the 1000 Islands can be as active or leisurely as you desire. For most visitors, seeing the islands is the top priority and why boat touring companies have for decades been cruising the waters and telling true tales of pirates, bootleggers and dignitaries who all called upon the region. Private boaters find the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario to be a nautical dream with endless shorelines leading to private coves, back channels, commercial shipping lanes and vibrant waterfront downtowns beckoning their call.

Outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of ample paddling, fishing, diving and other opportunities on the water while finding time to soak in genuine heritage at maritime museums, real-life fairytale castles, lighthouses and more.

Whether a visitor is here to golf on an island or enjoy the peace and tranquility that comes with dropping into a chair along the water to watch the waves go by, the 1000 Islands offers something for every vacation pace.