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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.
Because you plan ahead. Cruising through the islands on a guided boat tour is one of the top ways to enjoy the region in warmer months.
A fairytale castle, a lighthouse once kept by a pirate and 1800s battlefields where our two sides once clashed. That's just the beginning.
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.
A town truly "on the water" including boat cruises, museums, hotels, theatres and restaurants! What more could you ask for?
The wide-open water of Lake Ontario + the meandering channels of the St. Lawrence River...The Cape has it all! Cape Vincent: your spot for a relaxing 1000 Islands vacation.