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Thousand Islands New York Rated Nation’s Best Archipelago

Watertown Daily Times

The Thousand Islands region in New York has been ranked as the nation’s best archipelago.

The dictionary definition of an archipelago is “an expanse of water with many scattered islands.” While this may be true, just calling the Thousand Islands region of New York State an archipelago may be a gross understatement.

The fact remains that if you’re going to name one of them the best among all the rest in the country, you can’t go wrong saying that it’s the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River.

When you consider the wealth of the area’s vast attractions, this region could be ranked right up there with any in the world. From fishing and boating, to hunting and hiking. Campers come from everywhere to visit and set up their sites right on the water’s edge.

The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) holds tournaments in the region almost every year and even the society’s premier event, the Bassmaster Classic has been held here.

Mark Menendez
Mark Menendez

Fishermen and outdoorsmen aren’t the only folks who can come here and enjoy an incredible experience. Vacationers of all types will find something here to fall in love with. Not only is the swimming and kayaking some of the most amazing anywhere, but the tour boat excursions will teach you more about the region in one day than you can imagine.

You might visit the Singer Castle and see an historic 113-year-old mansion with 28 different rooms or you may find yourself on Heart Island the home of the world famous Boldt Castle.

Craig Raleigh
Craig Raleigh

There are summer sports, day-trips, winter recreation, scenic cruises and boat tours, ice fishing, golf, adventure sports, and much more! The Thousand Islands in NY consists of some 1,864 individual islands and was at once used by pirates, Indians, and the famously wealthy. The history alone is enough to make your head swim.

Find a way to put the Thousand Islands in your vacation plans and you won’t regret it, after all it was ranked as the best archipelago in the country!

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Thousand Islands New York Rated Nation’s Best Archipelago