- The list below includes 44 free or cheap things to do in or near Alexandria, Ontario, including 34 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, National & State Parks, History Museums and Islands.
- From Bay Drive-In Theater to Keewayden State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Alexandria and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Alexandria Bay, Watertown, Clayton and Brockville.
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.
The Singer Castle was built in the early part of the last century, originally conceived as a gothic-influenced hunting lodge. Open daily for tours during the summer, the castle also can be reserved to host weddings and other private events.
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.
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Offering special events, tours, and a lecture series, the Cornwall Brothers Store & Museum is a museum that preserves the history of Alexandria Bay. The museum has exhibits that cover boating and boatbuilding, fishing, photography, steamship lines, and military history.
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.
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.