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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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.