At its core, the 1000 Islands is a family destination. Beaches, boating, hiking, go-karts, drive-in movie theatres…wanna know more?

Whether you’re seeking thrills or to chill, the greater 1000 Islands region has something to keep every member of the family entertained and making memories. Chiefly known for its water, the region offers endless aquatic fun including swimming, boating, skiing, paddling, fishing, diving…it goes on and on.

Things that Set Us Apart

We put our spin on plenty of amusements that you’d expect to find in a vacation region – check those out below – and are especially proud of the activities that are unique to us. Here the whole family can go on a tour among the islands and hear true stories of pirates, bootleggers and the rich and famous of bygone eras before stopping at two life-size castles. Princess dresses allowed.

To really understand what makes this place so special, check in with the Aquatarium, a multi-level discovery centre featuring river otters, native fish, working dive tanks and river-themed amusement activities. Add a dose of learning to the excitement with places such as the Brockville Tunnel, Fort Henry, Fort Wellington and the Sackets Harbor Battlefield. Want a dose of thrilling history? Take an antique wooden speedboat ride and zip around the islands like it’s the 1920s.

Fun for Everyone

The 1000 Islands is your place for good ol’ fashioned family fun. Miniature golf courses – including one with a distillery next door (wink, wink adults) – go-karts and amusements abound. Take the kids back in time to a drive-in movie theatre…we’ve got a few.

Walk on the wild-ish side at Zoo New York to see bears, wolves and other regional critters or head to the farm, Old McDonald’s Farm that is, to pet, feed and learn about more than 1,000 farm animals.

Rediscover nature among our dozens of public parks – think New York State and Ontario parks with thousands of campsites, dozens of beaches and plenty of ballfields and playgrounds to soak up the sun.

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1000 Islands Bicycle Rentals

1000 Islands Kayaking Company

1000 Islands Tower

Alex Bay 500 Go-Karts

Antique Boat Museum

Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing

ARO Adventures Whitewater Rafting

B.O.B. Rafting

Bay Drive-In Theatre

Black River Outfitters (BRO)

Boldt Castle and Boldt Yacht House

Boldt castle aerial view at night

Boomerang: Kayak & Bicycle Rental

Burrville Cider Mill

Crooked Creek Preserve and Macsherry Trail

Cross Island Farms

Dry Hill Ski Area

Grand Lake Reserve and Hiking Trails

Haunted Walk of Kingston

Home Again Alpaca Farm

Horseback Trail Rides

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

Mac Johnson Wildlife Area

Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

Old McDonald’s Farm

Ontario Parks

Putt’n Play Mini Golf

Redwood Hill Preserve

River Golf Adventures

Robert G. Wehle State Park

Rock Island Lighthouse

S. Gerald Ingerson Preserve and Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail

Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site

Singer Castle

Southwick Beach State Park

Sponges the kid place

Sunni Mini-Putt

The Nature Conservancy – Chaumont Barrens

Thompson Park

Thousand Islands National Park

Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary & Campsite

Upper Canada Village

Wellesley Island State Park

Westcott Beach State Park

Wilderness Falls Mini-Golf

Zenda Farms Preserve, Community Garden and MacFarlane Trail

Zoo New York