- The list below includes 41 free or cheap things to do in or near Alexandria Bay, New York, including 34 different types of inexpensive activities like Islands, National & State Parks, Castles and Go Karts.
- From Scenic View Park to Thousand Islands Bridge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Alexandria Bay and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Clayton, Brockville, Watertown and Clayton.
Located along the St. Lawrence River, Keewaydin State Park can be used for fishing, swimming, boating and camping. The park provides children's playgrounds, picnic tables, grills and sites for tents and trailers.
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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.
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.
Located along the St. Lawrence River, Wellesley Island State Park is a camping site that features a sandy beach and water access for fishing and boating. The park has picnic tables, a recreation barn, a golf course and hiking trails.
Located along the St. Lawrence River, Keewaydin State Park provides access for boating and fishing along with 48 campsites overlooking the river. The park has a children's playground, a swimming pool, picnic facilities and barbecue grills.
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.
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.