PHOTOS: Hopping The Thousand Islands

by Will McGough

The Saint Lawrence River begins at the northeast corner of Lake Ontario, snaking its way toward Quebec City through Montreal, and serves as part of the border between Ontario and New York. The Thousand Islands,   a 1, 864-island archipelago, straddles the Canada-U.S. border, zigzagging for 80 kilometres through the middle of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting the area and taking a boat cruise down the river. From public campgrounds to private mansions, the region is loaded with natural and man-made eye candy, and salty-dog communities. You can visit the Thousand Islands website for more information on how to plan your trip. Here’s a glimpse of my island-hopping adventure.

Hopping The Thousand Islands