Day Trips from Sackets

Northern New York and the Thousand Islands region offer a number of communities to explore and a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy throughout the year. You’ll find a selection of destinations below, and for even more ideas, please visit the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council’s website.

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Over 300 boats on display in a Premier Freshwater Nautical Museum, with unique and beautifully-preserved wooden boats. Ride the river or take a course in Boater Safety, Family Boat Building. Captain's Licensing Class. Build A Skiff.…

Located in Cape Vincent, NY, this historic location marks where Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River meet. The lighthouse was built in 1827 and features the only working Fresnel light on Lake Ontario. Grounds are open to visitors during daytime hours.…

Get a closer look at the species native to New York State. Situated on 32-acres, Thompson Park Zoo provides habitats to NYS wildlife including those that are endangered. Guests can expect to see wildlife including American Elk, Bobcats, Bald Eagles, River Otters, and more.…

One of New York State's premier nature centers, the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center offers 9 miles of hiking trails, 7 miles of snowshoeing trails, and panoramic views of the 1000 Islands. Highlights include a paddle in the 36 foot Voyageur Canoe, a butterfly house featuring native pollinator gardens, and a wide range of programs led by environmental educators.…

Experience the beauty and spectacular architecture from a bygone era with a tour of Boldt Castle, in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Built in the early 1900s by George C. Boldt, the millionaire proprietor of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, the project was abandoned after the sudden death of Boldt’s wife, Louisa. Erected out of love and abandoned in tragedy, the site has been slowly restored to its original grandeur. A must see!…

Explore the 1000 Islands and the St. Lawrence River on a guided boat tour. Choose from scenic lunch and dinner cruises. Experience world famous Boldt Castle on Heart Island, visit historic Rock Island Lighthouse, or enjoy a sunset cruise on the river.…

Whitewater Rafting on the Black River

Have an adventure like no other on the whitewater of the Black River! A one-of-a-kind experience, these trips are perfect for adrenaline seekers and outdoor adventurers. ARO Adventures, Whitewater Challengers, and BOB Rafting all offer rafting packages.

Local Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

Enjoy the tastes of the North Country with a variety of locally made, beers, wines and spirits! Explore local wineries with the Thousand Island-Seaway Wine Trail or make a special trip to Tug Hill Vineyard for tastings of both wine and spirits. Skewed Brewing & Wood Boat Brewery offer locally crafted beers while Clayton Distillery & St. Lawrence Spirits offer a variety of gin, vodka, whiskey, and more.