- TripBuzz discovered 38 different types of activities for couples in the Alexandria Bay area, including Islands (like Thousand Islands), National & State Parks (like Keewaydin State Park), Castles (like Boldt Castle & Yacht House) and Go Karts (like Alex Bay 500 Go-Karts), and much more.
- We discovered a total of 47 date ideas in or near Alexandria Bay, New York, including 28 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Clayton, Brockville, Watertown and Clayton.
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NYS Welcome Center at the 1000 Islands International Bridge, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 MoreLess Info
30 state parks and 1 historic park are included in the Thousand Islands region. Discovered in the 16th century by the French explorers, this region gets its name from the more than 1,600 lakes it contains. Picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating, and plenty of other activities can be done here.
With the construction began in 1900, the Boldt Castle & Yacht House was supposed to have 120 rooms, on 6 floors. Since construction stopped in 1904, it was never truly finished. It is now a museum accessible by water taxi, and which can be rented for special events.
Heart Island is most popular for being the island on which Boldt Castle was constructed. However, the island has a much longer history, beginning with its naming in 1775. It was a prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War, and it has the largest tax-funded cemetery in the world.
Champagne Balloon Adventures offers 45 minutes to an hour hot air balloon rides over the 1,000 island lake region, which include views of Boldt Castle and Singer Castle. A champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception is held immediately following the ride.
For exploring the 1000 Islands region, the traveler can always appeal to Uncle Sam Boat Tours. The most popular of the services is the Two Nations Tour, which takes the passengers on the American and Canadian waters. Special private events can be organized aboard.
Named in 2004 by Reserve America one of the top 100 campgrounds in the country, Wellesley Island has campsites, cabanas, picnic areas, playgrounds, a marina, and many other amenities. It is the largest state park in the Thousand Islands region.