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Wellesley Island

Alexandria Bay, NY
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Minna Anthony Common Nature Center not to be missed!

When you enter Wellesley Island State Park $7 or $6 (or free on weekdays if you are a NYS resident... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
uffels
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Staatsburg, New York
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Love this Place

I have known this place for over 30 years, love strolling through the streets after a good supper... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Nancy H
,
Victoria, Canada
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Wellesley Island is home to a state park, a nature center and museum – with trails taking you through marshland, forest and shoreline – and three golf courses.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Alexandria Bay, NY
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"boldt yacht house"
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"fishing"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you enter Wellesley Island State Park $7 or $6 (or free on weekdays if you are a NYS resident) the Nature Center is a short distance into the park. The newly renovated (and still being renovated) center is very educational and hands-on--great for kids!...More

2  Thank uffels
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I have known this place for over 30 years, love strolling through the streets after a good supper at the local restaurant.

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

While spending a few days at Alexandria Bay, we took the drive over the bridge to the island to check out the state park. we were hoping to find walking trails, but this park didn't seem to have any or many! It seemed geared more...More

Thank Vickie D
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

I have been in or at the Island many times over the years, and while it has gotten increasing developed, it still manages to retain charm

Thank michaelbQ168AO
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Its a big island with few roads. We got off the bridge from NY. Going east along the south coast was just a boring ride to a dead-end in a private community. However, when we went to the west end of the island, there was...More

1  Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We drove through the Victorian village on the West end of Wellesley Island after we spent the day at the park. It was a very interesting little village and I would love to go back there some day and rent out a place there for...More

Thank markhC707II
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Originally a tent city religious campground this 1000 Island Park Association neighborhood is a beautiful Victorian neighborhood filled with lovely homes. The old tabernacle is still in use for shows, lectures, and Sunday services. The original hotel annex is a nice restaurant with shops upstairs....More

1  Thank Elayne L
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous small town. The houses are absolutely picturesque and the scenery is breathtaking. We absolutely loved our walk through the streets and loved seeing all the golf carts. Truly a town that allows you to step back into time.

1  Thank Sdjlaj20
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful! Only issue is that there is a toll to get over the bridge and then fees to get into the parks. NY needs to rethink charging for parks. That is why we pay taxes. We actually turned around at the 2nd park and didn't...More

Thank sweenze
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

After a fire that devastated the block including the revered and traditional Guzzle, its back and a beautiful restoration with improvements in wifi space, room for teens great ice cream and a convenient Sunday Breakfast

Thank Kathleen D
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Nearby Attractions
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
12 reviews
3.41 km away
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4.45 km away
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Rhea M
21 October 2017|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
So Sorry, but I do not know. We just drove around on the island and were not concerned with any lodging there.
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Lonnie W
13 February 2017|
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Response from Carolinem064 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so
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Colleen131
4 December 2016|
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Response from SuzyD432014 | Reviewed this property |
I did see a few golf carts, lots of bikes and skateboards. I'm not sure if only the staff are allowed the carts though. I'm sure if you call the office they would clarify it for you!!
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