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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  • October 3, 2017
    We took a boat tour of this island 1000 Island and guide were well aware of what he was doing. He informed us about each and every island on the route. This boat tour was on Saint Lawrence river which...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I went with my Family...They give you boat tour to all the islands from outside except Boldt Castle...If you wanna explore it, you have to pay for it additional otherwise you can skip it. But if you r...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    We took a boat cruise of the 1000 Islands. The islands, homes, boat houses, were all beautiful. Enjoyed learning the history of the area. Highly recommend this to everyone!  more »

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