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.
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