Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay

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The Thousand Islands constitute an archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada–US border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50mi downstream from Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian islands are in the province of Ontario and the U.S. islands in the state of New York.The islands range in size from over 40sqmi to smaller islands occupied by a single residence, or uninhabited outcroppings of rocks. To count as one of the Thousand Islands, emergent land within the river channel must have at least 1ft2 of land above water level year-round, and support at least two living trees.GeographyThe Thousand Islands archipelago is located at the outlet of Lake Ontario at the head of the Saint Lawrence River. The region is bisected by the Canada-United States border and covers portions of Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties in the U.S. state of New York, in addition to parts of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and Frontenac County in the Canadian province of Ontario.
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  • I think I've only scratched the surface of the area known as the Thousand Islands. There are actually around 1800 islands-many privately owned. You can hop along the St. Lawrence driving from town to ...  more »
  • One of my favorite places. I have been there three times. Visited the Wellesley Island State Park, Keewaydin State Park, The Boldt Castle. I also took the two hour two nation Uncle Sam boat cruise whi...  more »
  • I had no idea this little town existed! Absolutely breathtaking. Amazing views & fantastic food. Lovely little shops. You can’t help but fall in love with Alexandria Bay & the Thousand Islands. Highly...  more »

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