Working to conserve the natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitats, water quality and outdoor recreation opportunities of the 1000 Islands region, for present and future generations.
Since 1978 we have united thousands of year-round and seasonal residents, on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the River to ensure that the Upper St. Lawrence River is healthy. Our advocacy and educational programs are based on science and community outreach.
Located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, the Antique Boat Museum is the premier freshwater boating museum in North America. The ABM’s collections hold over 320 unique boats and thousands of related artifacts and archives.
With the St. Lawrence River as our natural laboratory, we have earned an international reputation for research excellence. Our scientific work contributes locally, nationally and internationally to the greater understanding of how large river ecosystems and their components function.
Started in 2008, The Ship Watcher set out to be a personal blog site of creator Michael Folsom. By 2010, the site had become a well-known, go-to destination for Seaway shipping news and information and the success of the page helped to launch social media outlets by 2011 that brought ship watching enthusiasts together to share in their hobby.
We use the tools of a diverse group of passionate water lovers with the same goal in mind: swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for everyone. Our vision has never wavered, and that’s why the past is powering our present and the future.
The Thousand Islands Arts Center (TIAC) is a nonprofit educational institution concerned with preserving the skills of traditional artists and artisans and supporting the heritage arts. The Arts Center maintains a year round arts curriculum, a permanent handwoven textile collection and library, and two dedicated studios for weaving and pottery.
The Thousand islands Association (TIA) is a not for profit organization that is proactive in addressing safety on the river, promoting environmental preservation and supporting the interests of the Community for the benefit of the 1000 Islands region of the St. Lawrence River.
Thousand Island Park has over a century of rich history, tradition and culture that, along with the magnificence of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands, has made it a unique and exciting place to visit, vacation and/or live.
Nestled between Clayton and Alexandria Bay, we are the Outdoor Capital of the 1000 Islands. There is something for everyone! The Town of Orleans boasts of having more campsites than anywhere else in NY State. There are ample opportunities to hike or bird watch, with trails for all seasons. Orleans is also the home to NY's Northern Most Winery.