Thousand Islands Businesses Open Despite High Water

Businesses throughout the Thousand Islands are not deterred by rising water from Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Although some of the riverside businesses are experiencing the effects of the high water, the majority are still open to the public.

Businesses, in anticipation of the rising waters, took immediate precautions to limit the high-water impact, including: building landings, docks, or platforms, raising existing docks, and marking boat launches.

“The steps our community took in anticipation of high water have helped in keeping businesses and attractions open,” said 1000 Islands International Tourism Council director Corey Fram. “The Thousand Islands Region is still open and ready to welcome summer visitors from across the Northeast and Canada.”

Frequented Thousand Islands destinations such as Boldt Castle, Singer Castle and the Antique Boat Museum are all open.

“At the end of April our facility staff began building risers on our dockage in preparation of high water, and we continue to make accommodations on a daily basis,” said Boldt Castle curator Jessica Phinney. “Thankfully, we are in good shape because of the foresight our team had to make adjustments before the water level increased.”

Uncle Sam Boat Tours, Classic Island Cruises, Coyote Moon Vineyards, Thousand Islands Museum, and Bay Drive-In Theater are just some of the many locations open to the public. For visitors looking for family oriented activities, bumper boats, mini-golf and Old McDonald’s Farm are also all open.