CLayton is absolutely beautiful Matt enjoy !!! we thought about actually moving there its is quite nice . But these pics are Alexandria Bay ( ABay to us river rats 😎) . CLayton is 10 miles up river and Cape Vincent another beautiful spot where the River meets Lake Ontario is also beautiful as is Sacketts Harbor and Henderson Harbor all doable from Clayton easy drives 30 -45 minutes away . We live about 35 miles north of ABAY so all of this is closeby .
Another great day trip is Who,e in Clayton is TIP (thousand islands park ) a beautiful Martha's Vineyard enclave on the Tip of Wellesley Island over the TI bridge ,gotta do that . Beautiful victorian gingerbread cottages ' a cillage square massive deep,water dock and pavilion great deep water swimming off the dock , wonderful walking along the various gingerbread cottage lanes and small town square and park with old fashioned ice cream parlor (worth the trip ) ,,it ll cost ya a couple o bucks bridge fee no visa required its not Canada at this point . On the other end of the island about 6 miles is the TI country club and resort and a nice condo colony on TEnnis Island with a driveable small bridge from wellesley to Tennis island
Also Kingston Ontario where both QUeens U and Royal Military College ( their West Point ) is a great limestone city and was originally the Nation's capitol ... Just soooooo much to so and see in the Islands it a tres kewl vibe and CANADIAN BEER .
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Great spots to eat in Clayton : breakfast and lunch The COFFEE COVE
DInner or Lunch BELLA's on the River
The new hotel on theWaterfront is spectacular .
The deal is LIVE in Clayton, PLAY in ABAY Abay is a place that never sleeps and the bays there are loaded with very high end CIGARETE style Racing boats ..
Lots of wealth in the ISlands it is the "front porch " for Canadian and you may be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Dan Ackroyd ' Bon Jovi and several others who. Keep some really nice yachts in the region and visit each summer .
Nice place to stay in the summer and fall if you are working in the region ... Bring Ace and u guys will have some fun up here
MC-- I'll echo Warp on the Harbor Side Hotel. My girl and I stayed there for a long weekend last year and the place is top notch. It's a must hit. Very nice outdoor space with a bar and great seating right on the river. Also hit the Wood Boat Brewery for good brews and pizza.
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What you see here is the Oswegatchie River emptying into the St Lawrence . Here the ST Lawrence is a bit over two miles wide and the beginning of the Thousand Island ( actually 1800) archipelago there are some islands here . This is part of the waterfront in the small city we live in .The city has a riverfront necklace of parks along the confluence of both rivers a, series of marinas , a vistor welcome center and support facilty for boaters , and a 4 mile paved walkawy bikeway system along both rivers and a newly built walkway system around the light house point which is also a park for a restored French and Indian war Fort . Fort de la Presentation was an outpost from which major raids on the BRITS in the MOHAWK VALLEY were conducted .
There is also another 4 mile bikeway at the International bridge in town . Eventually the trail systems will interconnect thru a an old railline
This week is a huge annual festival with nitely concerts in th epark and many other events for all ages and all the schools have their alumni weeknds and parties this week so it a great time and many former students and rsident COME HOME For the weeks events ......great times , lots of sporting events so our crew arrived last nite and today
Gotta run , Queen says its River time !
One piece of trivia the large limestone bldg on the mainland in the background was the original cistoms house and it is the OLDEST federal bldg in the country
ABAY , small beach right in town a freebie with beautiful picnic pavillion and access to a small island by footbridge where you get great close up views ofBOLDT Castle and several island groupings
i will also post another great UNKNOWN beach at Oak point for some private swimming in a nice shallow bay acesssinle by car or boat about 10 miles from Abay
Ya alao gotta do Gananoque , and Ivy Lea , Rockport and Brockville on the Canadian side and do 1000 islands parkway right along the river inOntario then cross over at international bridge inOgdensburg and returnto Clayton thise towns ar ebeautiful with wonderful architecture , restaurants and waterfronts
Built icirca turn ofThe century by multi millionaire George Boldt owner of the Waldorff Astoria as a wedding gift for his bride . She died Boldt never spent much time here afterword , now owned by TIBA ( Thousand Islands Bridge Authority) you can tour it and SINGER ( Singer sewing machine company founder) Castle on Dark island from any number of commercial boat tours . These ccastles and their interiors and out bIdgs are unique .. Modelled after RHINE river castles ,
I highly rcommend the the TWO NATION TOUR from Uncle Sam Boatlines out of ABAY you will see a plethora of islands HIDDEN CHANNELS and many Magnificent mansions in both countries in the 2amd a half hr cruise . You can stop at the castles tour them then hop on any of the shuttles from Uncle Sam ...makes for a great dog day in August when its hotter than hell ......but the River breezes are heaven sent baby and did i say CANADIAN BEER !!