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St. Lawrence Seaway, NY
Travel Guide

St. Lawrence Seaway

Adventurous watersports involving shipwrecks and fast-flowing rivers make this a great vacation destination with skiing peaks, thousands of islands and forests nearby.

Explore the spectacular scenery of rivers, lakes and mountains around the St. Lawrence Seaway on the Canadian border near Ottawa. Hike through forests, cruise along waterways and dive in to see spooky shipwrecks.

The St. Lawrence Seaway is a 2,342-mile (3,768-kilometer) channel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of North America. The seaway opened in 1959 and is an important shipping route for several industries. It is also a popular recreation destination.

The St. Lawrence Seaway offers many water-based activities. Relax on a cruise and canoe on picturesque ponds, lakes and rivers. If you want something faster, try whitewater rafting on the Hudson River Gorge. Skilled divers can book a tour to explore the numerous fascinating shipwrecks in the seaway.

Tour the Thousand Islands region and stop at Wellesley Island where you’ll find several state parks. Go to Heart Island to see Boldt Castle.

Enjoy year-round outdoor fun at the Adirondacks region, a vast wilderness in northern New York. Hike through forests to the summit of Mount Macy, the tallest peak in New York State. The Adirondacks region features more than 2,000 miles (3, 219 kilometers) of hiking trails and some are wheelchair accessible. Ski through snow blanketed forests during the winter or swoop down the slopes of one of the ski resorts.

Also in the Adirondacks region, you can embark on a road trip along scenic highways and stop at villages and fun attractions. The Olympic Trail is a popular 170-mile (273.6-kilometer) route from the Great Lake Ontario to Lake Champlain. Drive south to the village of Lake Placid for wintersports.

Make your way over to Watertown on the Black River where you can visit the animals of New York State Zoo inside Thompson Park. Quench your thirst at Burrville Cider Mill, and if you are on this route during February, venture into the ice palace on the shore of Lake Flower.

Whether the sun shines or it rains or snows, a tour of the St. Lawrence Seaway and surroundings promises outdoor adventures and beautiful scenery.

Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina
Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
31 Holland Street, Alexandria Bay, NY
The price is $107 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Alexandria Bay, this hotel is 5 mi (8.1 km) from Thousand Islands Winery and within 12 mi (20 km) of Thousand Islands Bridge and Thousand Islands ...
3.5/5Good! (730 reviews)
"My husband and I really enjoyed the weekend there. The hot tub in our room was so relaxing and we loved it."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
200 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY
The price is $259 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Clayton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Antique Boat Museum and Clayton Marina. Thousand Islands Winery and Thousand Islands Bridge are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (538 reviews)
"The river view was amazing. The staff was courteous and helpful. The food was delicious!"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
Capt. Thomson's Resort
Capt. Thomson's Resort
3 out of 5
45 James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY
The price is $115 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 5 mi (8.1 km) from Thousand Islands Winery and within 12 mi (20 km) of Thousand Islands Bridge and Thousand Islands ...
4.4/5Excellent! (749 reviews)
"Perfect for the price. Had everything we needed and you can’t beat the view from the balcony! Location was also great"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Capt. Thomson's Resort
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The Tiny House Experience of a Lifetime, Minutes From Slu, Clarkson,hikingtrails
The Tiny House Experience of a Lifetime, Minutes From Slu, Clarkson,hikingtrails
Canton, NY
The price is $55 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Canton, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of St. Lawrence University, Traditional Arts in Upstate NY (TAUNY), and Taylor Park Beach. Grasse ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"Great, quiet stay. Great communication with owners(sorry for accidentally breaking a stove knob.)."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

The Tiny House Experience of a Lifetime, Minutes From Slu, Clarkson,hikingtrails
2 BR Cabin - Waterfront Location on St. Lawrence River
2 BR Cabin - Waterfront Location on St. Lawrence River
Ogdensburg, NY
The price is $199 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Frederic Remington Art Museum, Saint Lawrence State Park, and Oswegatchie River. Eel Weir State ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Very Nice
"Very nice place clean and perfect location next to water."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

2 BR Cabin - Waterfront Location on St. Lawrence River
Quaint Little Cottage With Spectacular View Right on the St. Lawrence River
Quaint Little Cottage With Spectacular View Right on the St. Lawrence River
Clayton, NY
Situated in Clayton, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Ontario and within 3 mi (5 km) of Blind Bay and Grass Point State Park. Clayton Marina is 3 mi ...
5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
St Lawrence fishing trip
"Cottage was very clean . Grounds were well kept. Owners were friendly and helped with any needs. We had a great trip. Would definitely go back."

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Quaint Little Cottage With Spectacular View Right on the St. Lawrence River
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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