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Wellesley Island

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Address: Alexandria Bay, NY
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Wellesley Island is home to a state park, a nature center and museum – with...

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.

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BEAUTIFUC AND SCENIC WITH GREAT ARCHITECTURE

Wellesley Island is another must see if you visit the 1000 Islands. You will be amazed of the abundance of outstanding Victorian architecture.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Frankfort, New York
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Frankfort, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wellesley Island is another must see if you visit the 1000 Islands. You will be amazed of the abundance of outstanding Victorian architecture.

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Buffalo, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

What a beautiful island. It is so much bigger than I ever thought it would be, even when looking at its size on the map. There are several state parks and beautiful scenic drives. Not much to do on the island itself if you are not camping, fishing, hiking, or boating. If that's what you're here to do, then Wellesley... More 

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Rome, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Spent a weekend at Wellesley Island State Park to attend the Boy Scout Brotherhood Camporee with US and Canadian Scouts

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Keene, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Wellesley Island because we could drive there over the bridge. It's in the USA (we didn't have passports so we couldn't visit any Canadian islands. We had heard that there were lots of gingerbread houses there, so we decided to visit on our way back to Alex Bay after visiting Sacket's Harbor on Lake Ontario and Clayton.... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed at the campsites on the Coyote Loop. The state park is very large. Lots of biking, kayaking, and walking/running opputunities

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The island is beautiful but not much to do but camp. Saw only one corner store/convenient store and gas station. Unless you wanted to ride a bike or go for a walk (which is a pretty pricey walk to pay for), stay on the Alexandria side of the bridge, or go into Clayton.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I have come here since I was 10 months old...that's a lot of years and memories. The campground is so well taken care of and the people are amazing. The camp store has great ice cream as well as anything else you may need. There is a beach for swimming and/or relaxing. Boat rentals, great fishing and hiking. Doesn't get... More 

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Watertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Come to Wellesley Island for a relaxing day of sightseeing, or relaxing on the beach. The state park is inexpensive, and was not crowded when we went there.

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Tiffin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed coming to Wellesley Island since I was a kid with my family. It seems simple enough but it is a beautiful spot to find peace and quiet. The DeWolf Point State Park is one that I hope to get an opportunity to stay in upon one of my future visits...Simply Superb!

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Aurora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Drove over to the island to spend the day and it was a wonderful experience. The bride toll from the mainland was $2.75 which includes the return trip and entrance into the state park was $7.00 but well worth it. Park your vehicle and take a walk around and view the beauty of the area. If you are camping there... More 

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