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Nearby Airports

Syracuse Hancock International Airport

1000 Col Eileen Collins Blvd

Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is Central New York’s gateway to the world. With nonstop service to 24 cities across the East Coast, Midwest, and West, though predominantly along the eastern seaboard in New York and Florida but stretching as far west as Denver, Colorado. The airport is served by the following carriers: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, jetBlue, and United. Travel from Syracuse to Clayton is straight forward taking only one-hour and twenty minutes along two roads, Interstate 81 and NYS Route 12.

Watertown International Airport

22529 Airport Drive

Dexter, NY

Watertown International Airport is a small local airport that serves the Watertown, Fort Drum, and Thousand Islands areas. It offers twice daily nonstop service through American Airlines to only one destination, Philadelphia. Parking at the airport is free for any length of travel. Car rental options at the airport are limited so expect to grab an Uber to an offsite rental agency. It takes roughly 25 minutes to travel from Watertown International Airport to Clayton.

28 NK Ritchie Airfield

35808 NY Route 12

Clayton, NY

For those visiting the area via private plane, the Ritchie Airfield is a FAA approved private turf airstrip located three miles south of the Village of Clayton on Rt 12. The owners and managers ask to please call before landing. The airstrip measures 2000 feet long by 100 feet wide with a wind indicator.

Ariel Tours

1000 Islands Helicopter Tours

88 County Rd 32

Gananoque, ON

K7G 2V3, Canada

Experience all that the 1000 Islands have to offer, first class! 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours and Kouri’s Kopters offer the most spectacular views year round from planned tours, custom charters and life-changing excursions. See the beauty, romance, and grandeur of the 1000 Islands from the air. 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours even offers clients the ability to purchase a personalized high-definition video of your tour! Taking off from Gananoque, Ontario, guests will want to ensure they bring their passport and check any border crossing restrictions that may be in place.

1000 Islands Tower

716 Highway 137 Hill Island

Lansdowne, ON

K0E 1L0, Canada

Enjoy the breathtaking view from the 1000 Islands Tower, the only attraction of its kind throughout the region. Reaching 400 feet into the pristine skies of the Thousand Islands over the St. Lawrence River, the 1000 Islands Tower will give you a truly magical vantage point to enjoy the scenery, stretching out for miles below you. The continually ran elevator takes only 40 seconds to reach the first of three observation decks and provides visitors with a spectacular photographic opportunity as you enjoy the panoramic view. Tour guides are available to answer questions and share the region's history with you.

Thousand Islands Bridge

43530 Interstate 81

Alexandria Bay, NY

Watch the St. Lawrence Seaway's biggest ships pass mere feet below you as you walk across the Thousand Islands Bridge spanning the American channel. With the River 150 below you and centered directly over the shipping channel, the TI Bridge is an incredible outdoor activity to explore during your stay. Park at the Thousand Islands Bridge Welcome Center and walk over the Bridge while enjoying breathtaking views of the river. Construction began on the Bridge in 1937 as a CCC project and remains an impressive engineering project with its 800 foot suspension architecture.

The River... on It, in It, and by It

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows ―

The River... on It, in It, and by It

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows ―