The Thousand Islands region is a stunning destination. And Alexandria Bay makes a great home base for exploring it with your pets. 

Access to boat tours and world-class camping offers many options for recreation. And you’re a short drive from Lake Ontario and just across the St. Lawrence River from Canada.

You and your pet will love exploring this off-the-beaten-track vacation destination.

Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

It’s hard to beat the Thousand Islands region in the summer. And its distance from major population centers and plenty of camping means it’s less crowded than many summer destinations.

Things are still pretty quiet in early June when daytime temperatures top out in the 70s (Fahrenheit). July and August see temperatures hit the low 80s. Water in the St. Lawrence remains refreshingly chilly.

At night, you’ll want a fire at your campsite as temperatures dip in the 50s. Your furry friends will love not having to pant.

Spring tends to be muddy thanks to massive snow melt. But Fall offers cool temperatures and beautiful leaf-peeping.


Things Not To Miss

In a region defined by a massive river, you’ll want to take advantage of a wide range of water recreation. 

Uncle Sam Boat Tours offers a range of river cruises that welcome polite pets onboard. You will find many places to launch your own kayak or canoe at the area’s many state parks and boat launches. 

Camping at Wellesley Island is worth the effort of reserving a spot a year in advance. 

You will find a few restaurants with pet friendly patios. But why limit yourself to restaurants? Nearby parks offer stunning picnic grounds.