Outdoor Recreation

50% Off State Parks Camping and Vehicle Entrance Fees

It’s natural beauty that keeps families coming back to the 1000 Islands year after year. Active visitors flock to the 1000 Islands to experience the vast woods and water.

More than 15 New York State Parks dot Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and several islands. In Canada, the Parks of the St. Lawrence is a chain of historic and recreation sites found along the river. Comprised of 21 different islands in the St. Lawrence River and three mainland properties on the 1000 Islands Parkway, the Thousand Islands National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Canada.

Cyclists and motorcycle riders love the slow pace of the open roads that run along our shorelines while cross-country skiers and hikers take advantage of numerous trails in public parks and maintained by nature conservancies. Experienced fishing guides and charter captains make catching – and eating – freshwater fish a reality for most.

Many also enjoy a taste of the rural life on the 1000 Islands Agricultural Tour, which includes stops at more than a dozen farms, wineries and crop stands.

For more daring fun like diving, whitewater rafting and other paddling activities, head to the Adventure Sports page.

Search the communities below to see what fun each has in store!

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Alexandria Bay, NY

Thousand Islands State Parks Region

Keewaydin State Park
45165 Rt. 12
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-482-2593

Stretching from Lake Ontario north along the St. Lawrence River, the Thousand Islands Region includes 28 state parks, Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site and six stand-alone boat launches, as well as thousands of great campsites. Campsite and cottage reservations only: 800-456-CAMP. Part of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Operation Season: Year Round

Sackets Harbor, NY

Sail Ontario

124 Pike Rd
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Phone: 315-783-2755
[email protected]

Owner – and Veteran – operated, Sail Ontario is one of the few full service sailing opportunities on the US side of Northeast Lake Ontario. We specialize in captained charters for 1/2 day, full day, multi-day excursions, and our most popular sunset charter. Want to learn to sail? Sail Ontario is a professional certification facility, an American Sailing Association Affiliate school, teaching ASA 101, 103, and 104 courses. And when you finish that, we have boats available to take out on your own. Choose from our fleet for your  next rental and enjoy sailing the lake on your own.

Operation Season: May - October