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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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  • Taking time to spend on the river, especially a guided tour, is well worth your time. You will get an up close and personal look at some of the interesting history the area has to offer. The sights ar...  more »
  • Abay is a great little village and keeps getting better. All kinds of shops, restaurants, places for kids (beach, playground), and night life. Adults need to visit the Dark Island Distillery.  more »
  • Took tour of Thousand Islands and St Lawrence River and found it to be worthwhile to understand the history of the area. Was fun to go across to the Canadian side and view the bridges across the islan...  more »

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