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The 1000 Islands is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (United States) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.
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.
See fall foliage like nowhere else as the colors of more than 1,000 islands reflect off the calm waters of the St. Lawrence River. Fairy tale castles, lighthouses, mansions and more await those who take a guided tour of the 1000 Islands.
Fall adds monster muskies to the 1000 Islands' fishing game. This wily fish require special equipment and know-how but are a freshwater fishing thrill.
The 1000 Islands region runs along the St. Lawrence River, stretching about 50 miles downstream from where the river begins at the mouth of Lake Ontario. Along that stretch lays dozens of unique communities ranging from small cities to tiny villages and four-corner hamlets.
Oktoberfests, foliage boat cruises and weekend events all happening in Alexandria Bay this fall.
Catch a theatre show on the water, see the foliage aboard a 1000 Islands Helicopter Tour or enjoy the waterfront shops in Gananoque!