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Discover a Magical World
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The Thousand Islands

See a Lighthouse, Explore a famous Castle, Tour a Boat Museum, and Fish for Salmon


The Thousand Islands  contains a magical world of islands, castles, picturesque waterfalls & rivers, historic lighthouses, and romantic sunsets  along the northeastern part of Great Lake Ontario. You can easily travel the Region by car or bike along the historic Seaway Trail  to explore these and the many other adventures ..
The cozy waterfront villages of Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Sackets Harbor, and Henderson  are filled with enticing restaurants, curious shops, and amazing views of Lake Ontario and the mighty St. Lawrence River. These 'river' towns abound with nautical adventures ranging from great lake fishing charters to underwater diving expeditions  and boat tours to the famed Boldt Castle, a palacious estate in the middle of the St. Lawrence River.

Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY
Besides numerous wineries, brew pubs and fun-filled attractions, the town of Clayton boasts one of the finest Antique Boat Museums in North America. 

In the nearby town of Pulaski, you can go urban fishing for Trout and Salmon along the banks of the Salmon River, and a little to the South, you'll find world-famous sunsets in the historic City of Oswego - home to Fort Ontario, the Safe Haven Holocaust Museum, RIchardson-Bates House, and the H.Lee White Maritime Museum, where you can take scenic boat tours  to the West Pierhead Lighthouse  in Oswego Harbor. 

The amazing lakes, tributaries and streams of Oswego County are known around the World for excellent fishing, and the Area holds 8 World records, including some of the largest Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Redhorse ever caught. Local communities along Lake Ontario offer Charter boats  that take fishing parties to exciting 'hot spots' during the Summer months.

Public beaches  and over a dozen campgrounds  are situated along Lake Ontario's picturesque coastline, and provide the perfect backdrop for a magical vacation. There, you can lounge and play on white sand, swim in the natural fresh waters, enjoy hiking & biking, and spend precious time with the Family.


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