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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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Beautiful!

We drove by car all over the island, We saw a gorgeous sunset! Going over the bridge is a real thrill and you will probably see a big ship passing as you go over the bridge.

Reviewed 11 April 2017
kathy p
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88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We drove by car all over the island, We saw a gorgeous sunset! Going over the bridge is a real thrill and you will probably see a big ship passing as you go over the bridge.

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1 Thank kathy p
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Wellesley Island is the 2nd largest of the 1,000 Islands. It is accessed by a large suspension bridge. A unique feature feature of the island is there is a lake within the island and small islands in the lake. The island hosts golf courses, a fabulous state park and campground. Be sure to take a slow drive through the Victorian... More 

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Frankfort, New York
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93 reviews
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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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1 Thank HeidelbergBread
Buffalo, New York
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 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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Reviewed 25 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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46 reviews
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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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Thank Cathy O
Osprey, Florida
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Reviewed 23 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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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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74 reviews
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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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200 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 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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