Archive for the 'Attractions' Category

UPDATE – New boats cruising the 1000 Islands

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Update: We told you have the Wildcat, but just learned that Rockport Boat Line has added a new boat as well! The Chief Shingwauk (right) can hold up to 200 people and will beging touring the 1000 Islands this spring! “The Chief” as it will be known, is also available for charters and dining excursions. […]

Boldt Castle, Singer Castle open in May

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The 1000 Islands are blessed with two magnificent island castles that are open to public touring. These castles were built as island homes for yesterday’s wealthy landowners. Boldt Castle on Heart Island in Alexandria Bay opens for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Construction on the 102-room Rhineland-style castle began in 1900. Owner George […]

Update — Clayton tops “coolest small town” in Northeast

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Back in January, we asked visitors to help push Clayton, NY, to the top of Budget Travel magazine’s “Coolest Small Towns in America” online contest. With overwhelming support from fans of not only Clayton but the entire 1000 Islands, the quintessential river community netted 25,337 votes. That was good enough for third overall and first […]

Clayton: One of America’s Coolest Small Towns

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Want to share your appreciation for the 1000 Islands? Help Clayton, NY, in its quest to become one of Budget Travel’s Coolest Small Towns in America! Clayton is one of 80 towns competing in an on-line poll to determine the Coolest Small Towns in America. Not surprisingly, the quitessential river village is getting high marks […]

Dry Hill ski area opens

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The Dry Hill Ski Area located in Watertown, New York, plans to open for the 2010-11 season this weekend, Dec. 10 & 11! Dry Hill is the 1000 Islands region’s only downhill ski, snowboard and tubing mountain. With trails ranging from beginning levels to expert courses, Dry Hill is a treat for everyone. Equipment rentals, […]

Professional hockey debuts in the 1000 Islands

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Professional hockey makes its long-awaited debut this month when the 1000 Islands Privateers take the ice for a pair of exhibition games Thursday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Bonnie Castle Recreation Center. The regular season kicks-off Friday, Oct. 29, at the Recreation Center in Alexandria Bay. The Recreation Center includes a restaurant, […]

Montreal Gazette: Experience Brockville and the 1000 Islands this fall

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

In need of a fall getaway? The Montreal Gazette recommends Brockville and the 1000 Islands for its fall foliage, great food and fun seasonal activities. Published Oct. 14, the Gazette travel article heralds the city’s natural activities such as kayaking, hiking, golfing and even SCUBA diving. For casual vacationers, the Gazette points out that nearby […]

Washington Post visits the 1000 Islands

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Want to know what the 1000 Islands experience is all about but don’t want to rely on us tourism folks who get paid to make things sound good? Check out this story published in September by the Washington Post. Reporter Andrea Sachs spent four days touring the 1000 Islands — both sides! — and heard […]

Meet farm animals, taste homemade goods, sip wine…endless possibilities on Ag Tour

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The 1000 Islands Agricultural Tour opens the doors of 20 Jefferson County, New York, farms to visitors! Come learn about curious alpacas, find out what goes into homemade goats’ milk and pick-up organic vegetables when you stop at farms that encourage visitors to discover what goes into the region’s long-standing industry. Just look for the […]

Just for fun: auto racing, comedy clubs, casinos and …dinosaurs?!?

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Sometimes you just want to have a good time with the family. Here’s a list of amusement attractions that should never got lost among the 1000 Islands: Prehistoric World in Morrisburg, Ontario, is home to more than 50 full-sized, touchable replica prehistoric animals and dinosaurs. Kids get a kick out of these mammoth recreations as […]


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