Visit the 1000 Islands Region of Upstate New York and Southeastern Ontario
Welcome to the 1000 Islands region of upstate New York and Southeastern Ontario. This site is intended to be your one stop for information on the 1000 Islands region and its local business. The Thousand Islands is a pristine resort community surrounded by Lake Ontario, the Adirondack Mountains and the mighty St. Lawrence River.
The St. Lawrence River, flowing in from Lake Ontario becomes in the course of a few miles, so wide and so full of islands that it was called the Lake of the 1000 Islands. To the Indians it was known as “Manatoana” or Garden of the Great Spirit. As a vacation paradise it is world renowned. The river, 15 miles at its source, gradually narrows to five miles in width, and the islands over 1800 of them, vary in size from mere points of rock to those of several square miles in area. They extend from Cape Vincent to Ogdensburg, a distance of
50 miles. The 1000 Islands-Seaway Region boasts some of the very best sportfishing opportunities in the nation all year-round whether you're a novice or an avid angler. It's not unusual to see a professional bass or salmon tournament underway on the St. Lawrence, Lake Ontario, or Oneida Lake. The eastern shoreline of Lake Ontario is known worldwide as a mecca for salmon, brown and lake trout fisherman, and the bass and pike fishing in the St. Lawrence, Black, Salmon, and Oswego rivers is great. The muskie fishing in the St. Lawrence River and the walleye fishing in Oneida Lake are legendary. The Eastern Lake Ontario tributaries also form one of the finest winter steelhead fisheries in the Northeast.