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Destination guide

Say hi to our neighbors to the north

Sharing a border with Ontario, Canada, in the form of the St. Lawrence River, Hammond is as far north as you can go without needing a passport. Nestled between the river to the north and Black Lake to the south, the homey town celebrates its agricultural roots and thrives on local businesses. A Hammond vacation rental will surround you with acres and acres of rolling farmland, where handmade quilts hang from picturesque wooden barns. The Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River are the perfect setting for water activities _ look closely and you might even spot a castle.

Things to do

Unexpected surprises at every turn

While the natural scenery is as amazing as you'd expect, the true hidden gems of the area are manmade. Dark Island is home to the historic century-old Singer Castle, where you can explore elaborate hallways and secret passages on a guided tour. A Hammond vacation rental also puts you on the unique Hammond Barn Quilt Trail, where you'll spot over thirty handmade quilts hanging from rural barns sprinkled throughout the countryside. For a dose of the 1800s, visit the Crossover Island Lighthouse, or wander the barns and stone houses of the Hammond Historical Museum.

Activities

Thousands of activities in the Thousand Islands

The St. Lawrence River offers every water activity you could possibly imagine. Scenic cruises and boat tours let you take in all the stunning scenery. Hop off at one of the countless islands in the area for some swimming, boating, kayaking or canoeing. Cedar Island State Park is the place to go for serene camping, waterfowl hunting, or the perfect picnic. For more boating and fishing, head to Black Lake. In town you'll find plenty of farmers' and artisans' markets to explore. If you brave the cold winter weather, you'll be rewarded with top-notch skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling.

Weather

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Upstate New York is known for its intense winters, and Hammond lives up to the reputation. You'll see feet upon feet of the white stuff, starting as early as October and often lasting well into April. Bundle up and grab some hot cocoa before heading out, because temperatures can hover in the single digits or just above from December through February. Summers are mild, with high temperatures in the 60s from June to September, rising into the upper 70s on occasion in the peak months of July and August.

Natural features

The Thousand Islands _ more than just a salad dressing

While some accounts credit the name of the popular condiment to this U.S./Canada border region, the area has so much more to brag about. The picturesque rolling farmland of Hammond is sandwiched between the mighty St. Lawrence River to the north and the fish-filled waters of Black Lake to the south. You'll have a hard time counting all the islands you can see from your riverfront Hammond vacation rental (spoiler alert: there are 1,864). Further afield, you'll find wooded foothills full of wildlife just waiting to be discovered in the area's many state forests.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Hammond

Fly into Ogdensburg, NY (OGS-Ogdensburg Intl.), the closest airport, located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Watertown, NY (ART-Watertown Intl.), which is 35.2 mi (56.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hammond, NY?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 117 vacation rentals around Hammond. From 41 cottage rentals to 41 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a shore-front property in Hammond?

The stresses and tensions of life slip away when you're near the water. Gather your pals and make yourself at home — it's time you all found your zen. Vrbo has no less than 64 waterfront vacation rentals in this destination. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, Vrbo has a selection of other options, including:

  • 56 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 29 riverside vacation rentals.
  • 23 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Hammond?

Instead of staying in a forgettable, cookie-cutter hotel room this vacation, you could just rent an entire house. You'll be part of the neighborhood before you know it! There are 50 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices start at $154 a night. If that doesn't suit your group's style, we have a range of other rental options to select from, such as:

  • Cottage: 36 vacation homes. Prices start from $139 per night.
  • Lodge: 5 vacation homes. Prices start from $195 per night.
  • Condo: 5 vacation homes. Prices start from $175 per night.

Can I stay in Hammond in a large group?

There's nothing like meeting up with your old friends or spending time with your beloved relatives in a sensational new area. And the best thing, Vrbo has options big enough for everyone. The most popular option for bigger groups here are house vacation homes, and we have 17 available. In and around the area, the rental properties that can house large groups include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can house 8 people? We have 41 that will be ideal. Prices start from $139 per night.
  • If you've got 6 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 31 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices begin at just $145 a night.
  • Organizing a trip away with 10 guests? We offer 10 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $240 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can take your dad, your grandpa and all your besties to Hammond.