On Day 4 (Wednesday, June 22) of our 1000 Island Vacation we visited four New York State Parks: Keewaydin State Park, Kring Point State Park, Jacques Cartier State Park and Grasse Point State Park. We also visited the Chippewa Bay area and, later in the evening, downtown Alexandria Bay. In my first Day 4 blog post I wrote about our Keewaydin State Park visit. My second Day 4 blog post was about our visit to Kring Point State Park. In my third Day 4 blog post I wrote about our visit to Jacques Cartier State Park. My fourth Day 4 blog post was about our Grass Point State Park visit. Today’s blog post is about our visit to downtown Alexandria Bay on the last evening of our 1000 Islands vacation.
After spending the morning and afternoon visiting state parks north and south of Alexandria Bay, we decided to go to downtown Alexandria Bay in the evening for the last time, this visit. Rather than walk from our hotel, as we have done in past visits, we drove the car and parked downtown. After 6:00 pm it is free to park downtown. We stopped for ice cream and then walked down James Street to the docks. We passed by several Corvettes, parked on the street.
An Internet search revealed the reason for the Corvettes being in town. “Dinner at the Admirals Inn Alexandria Bay NY, with the Northern New York Corvette Club. Arrive there at 6:30pm. Dinner at 7pm.”
From James Street docks we walked River Walk to Scenic View Park and Casino Island. It was a beautiful night for a walk.
The western sky was putting on a show on our way to Scenic View Park.
While the western sky was putting on a show, the setting sun was beautifying the eastern sky.
I turned around from this view to look toward the western sky once again.
Returning to our car we walked on the docks behind Dock of the Bay restaurant, where we had eaten at an earlier day.
We returned to our hotel, Capt’s Inn & Suites, before 9:00 pm, in for the night.
As a way to save money, while on vacation, we ate a breakfast that we brought from home. Our breakfast consisted of hard-boiled eggs (two for Bob, one for me), toast and butter for Bob, cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese for me, and an orange for me that I shared with Bob when it interested him. In addition, we ate only one meal out. For lunch or dinner we ate a picnic lunch. Our picnic lunches consisted of tuna or chicken salad spread on crackers, fruit cup and sugar-free chocolate wafer cookies.
The next morning we ate our brought-from-home breakfast, got showered and dressed, and packed. We checked out of our hotel and were homeward bound at 7:30 am.
We drove through Letchworth State Park in New York. Our Empire Passport provided free admission to the park. We ate a picnic lunch between the Upper and Middle Falls.
We returned home at 2:50 pm. I can honestly say that our 1000 Islands Vacation was one of the best vacations we have ever had! The scenery was outstanding. The people were friendly, locals as well as tourists. We had opportunity for downtime, which made the vacation a relaxing one. We would like to make a return visit to see the Canadian side of the 1000 Islands this year, if possible.