The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands: Places to Explore


Alexandria Bay

The vacation center and heart of the Thousand Islands area, Alexandria Bay sits at the edge of the St. Lawrence River. In the late 1800s the village was a popular vacation spot and steamboat stop, attracting wealthy visitors who built homes on the islands. Today Alexandria Bay caters to visitors who want a quick look at the islands, and restaurants and motels abound. The centerpiece is Boldt Castle, on Heart Island, across from the village. Wellesley Island is home to a couple of state parks and to a cottage community called Thousand Islands Park.



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