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Recent Thousand Islands reviews

  • What a Find!!!!!!!!

    "We have stayed at many vacation rentals and this rental is the best!! Our family has nicknamed this rental "Surf and Turf" because there is just as much fun to be had on land as there is on the water. We had three generations with us and had so much fun together ...BOATING...ATVS ....BONFIRES.....FISHING....BEACH DAYS...LOOKING FOR FOSSILS ON THE COAST...BIRD WATCHING.....AND JUST RELAXING . The home is VERY PRIVATE, beautiful and had every ammenity we could ask for. We are all cooks and enjoyed making family meals in the well stocked kitchen. The porches provided hours of entertainment having coffee or cocktails while birdwatching or watching the sunset. We had teenagers and preschoolers and everyone was outside and entertained. The owner (John) is great! He had Bill (the caretaker) meet us upon arrival at Martin's Marina and follow him to the rental to show us around and answer any questions we had. We would like to thank John for sharing this gem of a property with our family. We can't wait to return next year :-)"
    Guest: Anitamarie B. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • Awesome vacation!

    "This was a very easy trip for us from our little town to the house was only 4 hours! The house was exactly as the pictures showed. Everything was just wonderful...the sunsets are breathtaking as well as the lightning shows. We enjoyed the lake and the surrounding areas. We will definitely be back."
    Guest: Tammy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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  • nice cottage

    "I rented this cottage the last week of September of 2014 , I am a fisherman and myself and 3 of my buddies came up and stay for a week the cottage was perfect it had everything you would need and there was plenty of room . Jeri was great to deal with and made sure we had everything possible to make are trip enjoyable. I will be coming back year after year to this great cottage right on the lake. Thanks Jeri for the chance to stay at this great place ,I will be seeing you next year."
    Guest: Dan Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Awesome Cottage!!!!

    "We went for our 5th anniversary! The cottage and surroundings were just breathtaking!!!!! I never saw so many stars in my life! We had great fires and relaxed...The house is adorable and has everything you need! We can't wait to return to Big Dipper Cottage!!!! Loved it!!!!!! The owner was very nice too!!!!!!!"
    Guest: Brenda C. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 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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