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Recent Thousand Islands reviews

  • Laid back vacation

    "The cottage is exactly as pictured! Comfortable and adequate. Be sure to bring your camera as you will want to capture the breathtaking sunsets over the water. The fishing was great when we were there , drop your line get a fish, drop your line get a fish! The canoe was perfect early morning and at sunset when the water was like glass. Best yet is my family learned they can survive without TV! We enjoyed the wildlife that was all around. The boathouse and dock made the perfect gathering spot for my family. We would love to come back. Owners very helpful!"
    Guest: Marci1210 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • Serene

    "Alas we only had 3 nights to spend at this peaceful retreat. The cool windy October nights were just the thing to allow us to sit back, enjoy the cadence of the waves and leaves as well as each other. A must when you have a hectic lifestyle. The third night we spent at the waterfront with a lovely warm fire. All the while ducks and geese kept us in "music" and company. It is a pleasure to find amenities of home should you wish to use them. Having heat and AC available is a very nice perk. There is much to do in the area! We were able to meet the owners on our last day. A personable and welcoming couple. We do recommend this cozy home/cottage."
    Guest: Dona C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • Enjoyable Week of Rest.

    "A great place to stay for a large family. The old victorian house was just great and modern enough to make us comfortable. Loved the extra stairway to the kitchen and all the extra space. Boat house was so convenient for our two boats (ski and small fishing boat) and two kayaks. Kids loved the platform (and so did the adults). Round Island is quiet and peaceful. It is out of the main channel but you can still see the big ships. Clayton is only 5 minutes away. Kids went and got pizza by boat one night and we had went on many ice cream runs after dinner. ABay is only 25 or so minutes away too. Perfect spot for a quiet vacation."
    Guest: Jill T. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • happy, happy memories

    "Words cannot describe my great feeling of having arrived when we docked at Friendly Island. The island's gracious owner who rents her glorious place to allow others to share and experience pure joy and solitude whille breathing deeply and loving all the amenities fit for a king or queen, as they say. I loved relaxing, barbequing, swimming and having fun offering the "Queen's Wave" to the touring boat passengers and one night, listening to a rich, baritone voice singing Irish ditties, wafting over from Alexandria Bay. There was always a cool breeze at night and my stay here on Friendly Island has given me an experience with only positive vibes remaining and which I will cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you, Ellen for making Friendly Island not just a label but a reality. We appreciated all the labour and love that went into the creation of your island for all four seasons to boot."
    Guest: flea Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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Thousand Islands Travel Tips

A Thousand Memories on the Thousand Islands

The Thousand Islands region is a popular vacation destination that spans between upstate New York and southeastern Ontario, Canada. However, the name Thousand Islands really is not accurate at all. There are closer to 2,000 small and large islands comprising the region. The region is incredibly picturesque and memorable. The region attracts international tourism and encompasses communities along the St. Lawrence River as well as the eastern shores of Lake Ontario. The region’s name hales from the islands that dot the river and lake. When you consider Thousand Islands as your destination, make sure you book your travel for the region’s dry season, from March through August.

Places to Explore in the Thousand Islands

When planning your stay in Thousand Islands cabins, you are going to need to think about where you would like to explore. The name says it all. With a thousand possibilities, how can you possibly narrow it down? Each island really does have its own style, character, and charm. You could visit all of them and get a different experience each time. Alexandria Bay, Clayton, Massena, Ogdensburg, and Sackets Harbor are just some of the places you can spend the days.

Alexandria Bay lodging is in the heart of the region and perfect for your initial taste of the Thousand Islands. Be sure to visit Boldt Castle, located on Heart Island, as well as Wellesley Island which is particularly beautiful. Clayton was once a ship-building port and a great draw for people who love to fish and visit museums. Massena and Ogdensburg will give you a sense of the region’s history with some of the oldest buildings in the area. Sackets Harbor is a quaint little village that boasts historic buildings and plenty of outdoor fun.

Popular Activities in the Region

It does not matter which Thousand Islands vacation rentals you have chosen when it comes to having tons of family fun. There is so much to do, ranging from boating and fishing in the warmer months to cross country skiing and hiking in the cooler months. Ironically, the Thousand Islands do not have too many beach locations for vacationers but there are a few. Potter’s Beach on American Grindstone Island is a cute, sandy beach ideal for boaters. The Lake of the Isles is a great location for anchoring and swimming when the weather is warm enough. It is just cut off from the St. Lawrence River and has limited access. Though one of the most fun things to do is to take your time to really look at some of the tiny islands in the region. Perhaps you will come across “Just Big Enough Island” which only has room for a single house.

Transportation in and Around Thousand Islands

If you plan to fly into the Thousand Islands region, your best bet is probably Syracuse, New York. If you fly in, you will definitely need to rent a car, as the region is about 1.5 hours north, right off Interstate 81. If you have a boat, you can sail to the islands and dock at designated locations.

During your stay in Thousand Islands resorts, it is helpful to know that there is very little public transportation offered. There are small ferryboats that will take you back and forth from Cape Vincent, New York to Wolf Island, Ontario but you will ultimately need a car. Many of the attractions, including Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, require that you have access to your own private boat or a tour shuttle boat.

The Natural Side of Thousand Islands

With more than 144 species of fish, 17 species of coastal birds, and various other creatures, the Thousand Islands are an idyllic marine nature conservation area. The wealth of creatures that inhabit the area make it ideal for anyone wanting to get a closer look. Diving, snorkeling, and fishing are great ways to spend your days. If you prefer to stay on land, bird-watching and hiking are the ways to go. Of course, if you choose to come in the winter, many of the animals will be hard to detect but that will not eliminate the beauty of the area. The winter is also a beautiful time to visit.

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