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Monday, June 24, 2013

Thousand Islands, NY

Several years ago a friend told me about a lovely vacation spot in upstate New York along the St. Lawrence River - Thousand Islands.  Last summer we were too late to try to find a rental there but were  within a day trip of it in Fair Haven, NY along Lake Ontario.  We did check it out and were favorably impressed especially of Thousand Island Park, NY on Wellesley Island; accessible by car and with neat architecture.  Once home from vacation I found a rental and booked it for a week in June.  We were there off season or maybe better described as pre-season since there was a lot of preparation going on all over the community.  It was close enough to the start of the season for the library to be open, the kayaks available for rental, and the local ice cream store to be open for business.  We had sun and we had rain but more importantly we had loads of fun.

Here are a few photos.  More available at my photo blog, link on the side bar.

Now owned by the bridge authority.  Left unfinished by the builder when his wife died.

Lots of differing sized boats/ships on the water.

View from the bridge to Wellesley Island and then on to Canada.

Ottawa, Canada is a couple of hours away.

Nearby Wellesley Island State Park provided easy access to nature.

The young ones tried the kayaks.

Rock Island State park accessible by motor boat.

More boat traffic.

Some of the interesting architecture.

Ours was the blue one.

All the islands are owned by someone and usually have a house on them accessible by boat only.

A lovely spot that we plan to return to in summers to come.


EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like a super vacation!

Gary said...

A truly great place!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

Looks like a great place for a holiday with lots of places to explore.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - this looks like a beautiful vacation spot! I can see why it would book up early.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely tour of a beautiful place! I think it is a fabulous place for a vacation. Thanks for sharing your trip. Have a happy week!

Marcia said...

It sure was! Sorry it's over, too.

Marcia said...

It was an amazing find and now I've told everyone about it I will have a harder time getting a rental. LOL

Marcia said...

During the season there's even more things to do. Preseason was just fine for us.

Marcia said...

Thanks for stopping by, Eileen.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Marcia You certainly chose a fantastic place to have a break. Wonderful architecture adn lots to see around and on the water. Margaret

Arija said...

What a splendid post! At first I thought you had rented the castle, until you showed the blue house. I like the way the houses face the common. It certainly is a lovely area.

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