1000 Islands, NY Area Guide
Idyllically set on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York, the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel offers a year-round vacation destination in one of the country's most enchantingly beautiful regions. Year after year visitors return to this sightseer's paradise that offers endless outdoor recreation, from the boating and fishing afforded by the St. Lawrence, to hiking, biking, and golfing. Steps from your guest room door you'll find the charming town of Clayton, home to shops, restaurants, the Clayton Opera House and Antique Boat Museum. A short drive away is picturesque Sackets Harbor, awash with well-preserved 19th century buildings. Sample Mother Nature's bounty by following the Thousand Islands Seaway Wine Trail, which features eight unique wineries, or visiting the Clayton Distillery. The 1000 Islands' storied past has been shaped by travel and trade on the St. Lawrence River, the War of 1812, the Gilded Age and Prohibition. History lovers will love exploring Rock Island Lighthouse, complete with keeper's quarters and museum, and nearby Boldt and Singer Castles, both open to the public. Classic Island Cruises, Clayton Island Tours and Uncle Sam Boat Tours offer outings with knowledgeable guides who make the area's history come alive with tales of pirates and bootleggers.