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From Wellesley Island, Syracuse is 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the south, and Rochester is approximately 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the southwest.
While it may be tempting to simply sit back and relax while visiting Wellesley Island, keep in mind that Adirondack Region's diverse natural and man-made attractions are never more than a day trip away. Some interesting places in the vicinity of Wellesley Island are Calcium, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Watertown, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north.
Watertown, is another good spot to explore. It is around 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Wellesley Island and offers a diverse range of attractions, such as Burrville Cider Mill, New York State Zoo at Thompson Park and Fort Drum. Dry Hill Ski Area, Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York and Thompson Park a few of the other popular places worth visiting for those who have more time on their hands.
No holiday is complete without a little down time. Picnicking is one of the ways they relax here. In this region and camping is another. If you love to make the most of winter, Adirondack Region may be the ideal holiday destination. Grab some gear and go snowboarding and cross-country skiing.
Even the best vacation can't go on forever, so when it's time return home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Watertown, 20 miles (32 kilometers) away.