Published on September 30th, 2015 | by I Love Upstate New York


Thousand Islands Daytrip

As the weather changes and the summertime crowds dwindle, the Thousand Islands region lights up with the warm tones of autumn. For a unique view of this incredible area, head to the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton for a ride through the emerald waters of the St. Lawrence River on a beautiful wooden speedboat (reservations required; call 686-4104). Get an up-close view of islands small and large – and the mansions, cottages, castles, lighthouses and boathouses that grace them. Then take a short drive to Alexandria Bay and take the walking path over the Thousand Islands Bridge, where you get an elevated view of the main shipping channel. If you time your walk just right, you might get to see a freighter quietly slide past the islands and under your feet as it makes its way to port.

More information:
Visit the Thousand Islands
Antique Boat Museum
Thousand Islands Bridge
Seaway shipping schedule

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This post was featured in the Syracuse New Times

Check out the other parts of our Fall Escape series:
Part One – Thousand Islands Day Trip
Part Two – The Norridgewock
Part Three – Lake Road to Mt. Hope
Part Four – Adirondack Drive
Part Five – Watertown-Area Daytrip
Part Six – Ferry Ride on Lake Champlain
Part Seven – Lake Placid
Part Eight – Sharon Springs
Part Nine – Fulton Chain Lakes
Part Ten – Autumn Falls

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