New York Bucket List~1000 Islands Seaway Region

Moving further north in New York state today. We now get to explore the region of 1000 Islands.

Alexandria Bay

  • Boldt Castle: Huge castle mansion built in the 1900s that can be toured today.


  • Fort Brewerton/Blockhouse Museum: This French and Indian War fort was originally built in the shape of an eight point star.

Cape Vincent

  • Tibbetts Point Lighthouse: Located where the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario meet.


  • Cedar Point State Park: One of New York’s oldest state parks, this is a great place to enjoy the water along the St. Lawrence River.


  • Wellesley Island State Park: Rustic camping area along the St. Lawrence River.

Fishers Landing

  • Rock Island Lighthouse State Park: Take a tour of this island and its picturesque lighthouse.


  • Southwick Beach State Park: Great place to swim on the shore of Lake Ontario.


  • Robert Moses State Park: Explore trails through woods and marsh at this park located near the international border.


  • Spy Island, Mexico Point Park: Learn how this park area played a pivotal role in the American Revolution.


  • Salmon River Falls Unique Area: Area of steep gorge cliffs that features a waterfall.


  • Fort Ontario State Historic Site: This old fort played a role in both the French and Indian War as well as the War of 1812.


  • 1838 Selkirk Lighthouse: Located at the mouth of the Salmon River where it meets Lake Ontario.
  • Sandy Island Beach State Park: Enjoy this stretch of Beach along Lake Ontario.
  • Selkirk Shores State Park: Enjoy this bluff area along the shores of Lake Ontario.


  • Kring Point State Park: This park is on a narrow peninsula and a visitor can see water standing at any given point in the park.

Sackets Harbor

  • Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site: Preserves the site of two major battles in the War of 1812.

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