1000 Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway International Travel Guide 2011-2012 Edition : Page 9

Regional Attractions Air & Land Cruises New York, USA Alexandria Bay Adirondack Helicopters, LLC Swan Bay Beach Club, Rt. 12 315-771-1671 $$$$$ www.adirondackhelicopter.com Aerial tours of the beautiful 1000 Islands including Boldt Castle, Singer Castle and Rock Island Lighthouse views. Open 7 days a week. Call ahead to schedule. Alex Bay Flight Services/ N. Andover Flight Academy 23820 Rt. 26 $$$$$ 315-482-3800 YR www.northandoverflightacademy.com 10am-9pm Approximately 25-minute air tours of the Thousand Islands departing from Alexandria Bay. Affliated with Adirondack Helicopters. Longer and shorter tours available. Champagne Balloon Adventures 27 James St. 315-482-9356 May-Oct www.balloonadventures.com Sunrise-sunset Float a few feet from the water or soar 1000 feet up over the St. Lawrence River. Clayton Antique Boat Museum 750 Mary St. 315-686-4104 $$$ www.abm.org Mid May-Mid Oct | Daily | 9am-5pm America's premier freshwater boats. Situated on one of the loveliest harbors in the 1000 Islands. Stroll amidst a priceless collection of more than 100 antique boats, motors and engines, including a 1904 110' gilded-age houseboat. Speedboat rides available every hour in a triple cockpit runabout for up to 6 people. Thousand Islands Museum 312 James St. 315-686-5794 Donations appreciated www.timuseum.org May-Sep | Daily Housing special exhibits of world class muskies and hunting decoys from the past and present. Museum gallery and library offers history of river life along the St. Lawrence. Gift shop -Home of the St. Lawrence Tartan. Located in the Historic District of downtown Clayton. Host to the annual Decoy and Wildlife Art Show. Resource room open for research weekdays May-Dec. Sackets Harbor Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site 504 W. Main St. 315-646-3634 $ Site of two battles of the War of 1812. Tour the furnished Commandant's House (c. 1860) and Navy Yard Grounds, and visit the exhibit "Life on Board the Jefferson." Living history demonstrations Wed-Sat (Jun-Aug). Gift shop and War of 1812 Gallery on site. Year-round interpretive trail, picnic pavilion and scenic views of Lake Ontario. Access at both 505 W. Washington St. and 504 W. Main St. Historic Sites & Museums New York, USA Alexandria Bay Boldt Castle and Boldt Yacht House Heart Island 315-482-2501 | 800-8-ISLAND $-$$ www.boldtcastle.com May 7-Oct 16 Self-guided tours of a 120-room Rhineland-style castle and yacht house built at the turn of the 20th century. Accessible by tour boat, water taxi or private watercraft. Handicap accessible. Boldt Castle is located in the U.S. Passengers arriving by boat from Canadian ports must provide proper identification for U.S. Customs and Border Protection clearance. Group rates available for groups of more than 20. Balloon Adventures CHAMPAGNE Ontario, Canada Brockville Brockville Museum 5 Henry St. 613-342-4397 $ www.brockvillemuseum.com YR | 10am-5pm The museum is located on the beautiful St. Lawrence River in historic downtown Brockville and promotes the history of the city through changing thematic exhibits. Handicap-accessible and ample free parking. Victoria Day-Labour Day: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Offseason: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Fulford Place Museum 287 King St. E. 613-498-3003 $ www.heritagetrust.on.ca YR Edwardian mansion filled with period artifacts. On-site gift shop with a variety of items. Tea room on site. Call ahead for hours. Summer ghost walks Friday nights, July to early September. Cape Vincent Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Visitor Center 33435 Co. Rt. 6, Tibbetts Point Rd 315-654-2700 Free www.capevincent.org/lighthouse May-Oct Historic lighthouse where Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River meet. Chippewa Bay Singer Castle Dark Island 315-324-3275 | 877-327-5475 $$-$$$ www.singercastle.com May 14-Oct 9 | 10am-5pm Castle built by millionaire Frederick Gilbert Bourne of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. Take a 45-minute guided tour of the grounds and four floors of the castle. Check with area scenic boat tour operators for transportation availability or dock your own watercraft. Please note: walking up steps is required to view the interior of the castle. Royal Suite for overnight lodging -great for a relaxing getaway or for newlyweds to use after their Singer Castle wedding, May 1 to Nov 1. Whether floating a few feet from the water, picking leaves from a treetop, or soaring a thousand feet over the majestic St. Lawrence River Valley – a Champagne Balloon Adventure is the ultimate experience in the 1000 Islands! 27 James Street • Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 balloonadventures.com 315-482-9356 Historic Cornwall Jail 11 Water St. W. $-$$ 613-938-4748 | 800-937-4748 YR | Mon-Fri | 9am-4pm www.cornwalljail.com last admission at 3pm Built in 1834, the Jail operated until it closed in 2002. Cell blocks, common areas, exercise yard and visitation area have been maintained as they were when they were populated by inmates. Learn the stories of prison life from the point of view of both guards and inmates. Cornwall & The Seaway Valley 1000 Islands International Travel Guide | 800.847.5263 | www.visit1000islands.com 9

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Champagne Balloon Adventures

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