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.