Great Lakes Seaway Trail
Some of the sites from the Thousand Islands/St. Lawrence River Region of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail
Great Lakes Seaway Trail's
Thousand Islands/St. Lawrence River Region
Regions of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail
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Lake Erie

Buffalo/Niagara Falls
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Trailwide & Nearby


Thousand Island Park
Thousand Island Park is a national historic district that includes hundreds of Victorian cottages. Grab an ice cream cone at The Guzzle and take a stroll through this friendly community.
St. Lawrence River Fishing
A muskellunge caught on the Muskie Magic charter boat. The St. Lawrence River offers excellent fishing.
Eisenhower Lock
Watch the big ships pass through the Eisenhower Lock in Massena
Antique Boat Museum
The Gold Cup Building at the Antique Boat Museum
Boldt Castle
Boldt Castle is one of the most popular attractions in the Thousand Islands
Boating
The Thousand Islands is very popular for boating and is often referred to as "The freshwater boating capital of the world"
The scenic quality of the Thousand Islands region is outstanding, with unsurpassed vistas of the St. Lawrence River and its rocky islands. State Parks line the river, and there are abundant waterbased recreational opportunities.

“The River” is the overwhelming attraction here, and it’s easy
to understand why it’s so important to local residents, sometimes known as “River Rats,” and such a draw for visitors.

You’ll also understand why the Thousand Islands is called the “Recreational Boating Capital of the World” and, even from shore, you’ll be amazed at how close you are to the large ocean-going ships and “lakers” that travel the St. Lawrence Seaway.

In Cape Vincent, Tibbetts Point Lighthouse greets visitors as Lake Ontario transitions into the big river. The waterfront villages of Clayton and Alexandria Bay provide beautiful views of the islands and offer ideal settings for strolling through town and embracing “River life.”

To truly appreciate the beauty and sheer number of islands (there are approximately 1,800), hop on a tour boat for a guided voyage or head out on your own boat and slip through the narrow island passageways in this “Venice of America.”

As you continue north-east along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, the number of islands begins to diminish, but the beauty of the river remains. This area of the byway is relatively undeveloped, yet includes several State Parks and pull-off opportunities to take in the river view.

Ogdensburg is the only commercial port on the American side of the St. Lawrence River. The city also features an attractive waterfront area ideal for strolling, watching the boats, or painting as artist Frederic Remington did here on an island retreat.

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail continues through the charming village of Waddington and to its northeastern end near Massena. For another up-close view of the “big ships,” you’ll want to visit the Eisenhower Lock which raises or lowers ships over 40 feet.

Scroll through the destinations below, or click to to find
Local Visitor Information, What to do, Where to eat, Where to shop, Where to stay, Towns and Chambers, and Community Partners.

Local Visitor Information...
Thousand Islands International Tourism Council 1000 Islands International Tourism Council
43373 Collins Landing
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-2520
www.visit1000islands.com

Sunset Over the Thousand IslandsThe crystal-clear waters and maritime culture of eastern Lake Ontario, the 1000 Islands and the St. Lawrence River offer one of the world’s premier scenic touring destinations and the ultimate water-lover’s escape.
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St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
101 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
315-386-4000
www.northcountryguide.com


Ship passing Singer CastleFrom the eastern point at Massena and the St. Regis Mohawk Territory at Akwesasne to the western points south of Ogdensburg at Schermerhorn Landing, St. Lawrence County offers more than 60 Miles of Fun along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail.
What To Do...
   
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Cross Island FarmsCross Island Farms
44301 Cross Island Rd
Wellesley Island, NY 13640
315-482-3663
www.crossislandfarms.com
Cross Island FarmsOrganic farm tours. Meet fun ducks, loud cows, cute goats, huge hogs. Learn about organic veggies. Shop the farm-stand for organic
produce, meat & eggs. Enjoy private on-farm primitive camping. Open all year!
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Antique Boat MuseumAntique Boat Museum
750 Mary St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-4104
www.ABM.org
Horne's FerryHorne's Ferry Cape Vincent-Canada
Box 116
Cape Vincent, NY 13618
315-783-0638
www.hornesferry.com
Boldt CastleBoldt Castle on Heart Island
Heart Island
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-2501
www.boldtcastle.com
Muskie MagicMuskie Magic Charters-Tours
18 Richards St.
Massena, NY 13662
315-769-7683
www.muskiemagic.com
Clayton Island ToursClayton Island Tours
Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-4820
www.claytonislandtours.com
Ogdensburg MarinaOgdensburg Municipal Marina
1 Riverside Ave.
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-393-1980
www.ogdensburg.org
Fort La PresentationFort La Présentation Association
PO Box 1749
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-394-1749
www.fort1749.org
Rock IslandRock Island Lighthouse
St. Lawrence River
Town of Orleans, NY
315-482-2593
www.nysparks.com
Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Visitors CenterFrank S. McCullough, Jr. Visitors Center
21 Hawkins Point Rd.
Massena, NY 13662
315-764-0226
www.stl.nypa.gov
 
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American Angler Stocked Trout Lake
at Lake View Motel and Apartments

788 State Highway 131
Massena, NY 13662
315-769-9400
www.allamericanangler.com

Aqua Zoo
43681 State Route 12
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-5771
www.aquazoo.com

C-Way Resort
37093 NYS Route 12
Clayton, NY 13624
866-CWAYRST
www.cwayresort.com

Classic Island Cruises
530 Theresa St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-955-9166
www.classicislandcruises.com

Clayton Golf & Country Club
111 State St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-4242
www.claytoncountryclub.com

Clayton Opera House
405 Riverside Dr.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-2200
www.claytonoperahouse.com

Cornwall Brothers Store & Museum

36 Market St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-4586
www.alexandriahistorical.com

Coyote Moon Vineyards
17317 County Route 3
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-5600
www.coyotemoonvineyards.com

Frederic Remington Art Museum
303 Washington St.
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-393-2425
www.fredericremington.org

Mazeland
20560 Pinehurst Rd.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-2176
www.mazeland.us

Morristown Gateway Museum

310 Main St.
Morristown, NY 13664
315-375-4910
NNY Agricultural Historical Society
30950 NYS Rt 180 at Stone Mills
LaFargeville, NY 13656
315-658-2353
www.stonemillsmuseum.org

River Myst Winery
9830 State Highway 37
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-713-4702
www.rivermystwinery.com

Schermerhorn Harbor Marina
71 Schermerhorn Landing Road
Hammond, NY 13646
315-324-5966
www.schermerhornharbor.com

Singer Castle on Dark Island
Box 59
Chippewa Bay, NY 13623
877-327-5475
www.singercastle.com

St. Lawrence County Historical Association
3 East Main St.
Canton, NY 13617
315-386-8133
www.slcha.org

Thousand Island Dive Excursions
834 Rees St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-5542
www.divetide.com

Thousand Islands Land Trust
135 John St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-5345
www.tilandtrust.org

Thousand Islands Museum
312 James St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-5794
www.timuseum.org

Thousand Islands Winery
43298 Seaway Ave.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-9306
www.thousandislandswinery.com

Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Historical Society
33435 Co. Rt. 6
Cape Vincent, NY 13618
315-654-2700
www.capevincent.org/lighthouse

Uncle Sam Boat Tours

45 James St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-2611
www.usboattours.com

Where to Eat...
Clipper InnClipper Inn
126 State St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-3842
www.clipperinn.com
Clipper InnThe Clipper Inn has been pleasing customers for over 35 years with great food, comfortable rooms and a relaxing fun lounge. A trip to the Thousand Islands isn't complete without dinner at The Clipper.
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Bonnie CastleBonnie Castle Resort & Marina
31 Holland St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
800-955-4511
www.bonniecastle.com
 
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C-Way Resort
37093 NYS Route 12
Clayton, NY 13624
866-CWAYRST
www.cwayresort.com

Koffee Kove Restaurant
220 James St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-2472
PJ's Motel & RiverRat Café
41867 NYS Route 180
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-9886
www.pjsriverrat.com

The Chez Paris Restaurant
24 Church St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-9825
Where to Shop...
Gold Cup FarmsGold Cup Farms "River Rat Cheese"
242 James St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-2480
www.riverratcheese.net
thousand Island Bait StoreThousand Island Bait Store
42980 NYS Rt. 12
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-9903
www.tibait.com
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Corbin's River Heritage
510 Riverside Dr.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-2275
www.corbinsriverheritage.com

Dreamcrafters Quilt Shop
1422 State Route 37
Hogansburg, NY 13655
518-358-4285
dreamquilt@aol.com
Dye-lectable Creations
100 Wayne Hunter Rd.
Waddington, NY 13694
315-322-4093

Heirlooms
PO Box 530
Harrisville, NY 13648
315-543-2214
www.scandinavianweaveandknit.com
Where to Stay...
Bonnie CastleBonnie Castle Resort & Marina
31 Holland St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
800-955-4511
www.bonniecastle.com
Lodges at Oak PointThe Lodges at Oak Point
5 Ferguson Dr.
Hammond, NY 13646
315-333-2340
www.oakpointlodges.com
Gran-ViewGran-View Quality Inn
6765 State Highway 37
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
800-392-4550
www.granviewogdensburg.com
WindjammerWindjammer Lodge Ogdensburg
5843 Route 37 Seaway Trail
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-393-6300
www.windjammerlodge.com
Wooden Boat InnHart's Wooden Boat Inn
606 Alexandria St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-5004
www.woodenboatinn.com
 
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Bertrand's Motel
229 James St.
Clayton, NY 13624
800-472-0683
www.thousandislands.com/bertrands

Capt. Thomson's Resort
45 James St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-9961
www.captthomsons.com

C-Way Resort
37093 NYS Route 12
Clayton, NY 13624
866-CWAYRST
www.cwayresort.com

Econo Lodge
15054 State Highway 37
Massena, NY 13662
315-764-0246
www.econolodge.com/hotel/ny144

Indian Head Point
2580 County Route 6
Hammond, NY 13646
315-375-8257
www.fishingresort.com

Loon Landing Camps & Cottages
7059 Route 37 Seaway Trail
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-393-0804
www.loonlandingcamps.com

McLear's Cottage Colony & Campground
2477 County Route 6
Hammond, NY 13646
315-375-6508
www.mclears.com
Pinehurst on the St. Lawrence
20683 Pinehurst Rd.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-9452
www.pinehurstcottages.com

Quality Inn of Massena
10 West Orvis St.
Massena, NY 13662
800-654-6212
www.choicehotels.com

Stone Fence Resort
7191 State Highway 37
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-393-1545
www.stonefenceresort.com

The Log Cabins at Black Lake
3114A County Route 6
Hammond, NY 13646
315-375-6691
www.thelogcabins.com

Thousand Islands Inn

335 Riverside Dr.
Clayton, NY 13624
800-544-4241
www.1000-islands.com

Tilden Stage Inn B&B & Country Gardens Restaurant
10951 NYS Route 37
Lisbon, NY 13658
315-393-6252
www.cariorganic.org

West Winds Motel
38267 NYS Route 12E
Clayton, NY 13624
888-937-8963
www.westwindsmotel.com
Towns and Chambers...
Waddington ChamberWaddington Chamber of Commerce
38 Main St.
Waddington, NY 13694
315-388-4079
www.waddingtonny.com
 
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Alexandria Bay Chamber
7 Market St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-9531
www.visitalexbay.org

Cape Vincent Chamber

175 N. James St.
Cape Vincent, NY 13618
315-654-2481
www.capevincent.org

Clayton Chamber of Commerce

517 Riverside Dr.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-3771
www.1000islands-clayton.com
Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce
50 Main St.
Massena, NY 13662
315-769-3525
www.massenachamber.com

Town of Clayton
405 Riverside Dr.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-3512
www.townofclayton.com
Community Partners...
Christensen RealtyUSA
712 James St.
Clayton, NY 13624
315-686-4000
www.christensenrealty.com

Coughlin Printing Group
210 Court St.
Watertown, NY 13601
315-788-8560
www.coughlinprinting.com

North Country Distribution
PO Box 875
Plattsburg, NY 12901
518 563-8617
www.northcountrydist.com
Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority
One Bridge Plaza
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-393-4080
www.ogdensport.com

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.
180 Andrews St.
Massena, NY 13662
315-764-3200
www.seaway.dot.gov