The Thousand Islands (French: Mille-Îles) constitute a North American archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada–US border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian islands are in the province of Ontario and the U.S. islands in the state of New York.Take a look at our Alexandria Bay online travel route builder to schedule your visit to Thousand Islands and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
The islands range in size from over 40 square miles (100 km2) to smaller islands occupied by a single residence, or uninhabited outcroppings of rocks. To count as one of the Thousand Islands, emergent land within the river channel must have at least one square foot (0.093 m2) of land above water level year-round, and support at least two living trees.
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I've been coming up to the Thousand Islands for 19 years. My father-in-law grew up in upstate NY and learned to swim/fish/life on the river. Now, it has been a family tradition for the guys to... more »
The islands and private homes are magnificent, but emphasis on the word "private". A lot can be seen from the mainland, boat tours and the few islands with car access. Accommodations are so-so... more »
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