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. Today’s blog post is about our visit to Grass Point State Park.
The fourth and final state park that we visited in NY’s 1000 Islands region was Grass Point State Park. We used our Empire Passport for admission to the state park. All four of the state parks that we visited today are located along Route 12. Grass Point State Park is located along the St. Lawrence River, approximately 6 miles south of Alexandria Bay. According to the park’s description, Grass Point State Park is a popular spot for campers and day-users, who come to boat, swim, fish, picnic, or just to relax. We spent less than 10 minutes at Grass Point State Park. All the state parks that we visited today have been picturesque and beautifully maintained. Grass Point State Park was no exception. We had our fill of park visits, however, by the time we reached Grass Point State Park. I didn’t take any photographs of the park. I took photographs only of what we saw, while looking at the St. Lawrence River.
In my previous blog post we watched the Federal MAAS carrier ship, as it passed by the Canadian city of Brockville. I wrote in that blog post that we saw the carrier ship once again 27 miles south and 2 hours later. We did indeed.
the Federal MAAS carrier ship
If we had arrived at Grass Point State Park a little earlier, we could have seen the carrier ship as it passed under the 1000 Islands Bridge.
How cool it would have been to see the Federal MAAS carrier ship pass under 1000 Islands Bridge!
Carrier ships are huge. The next three photographs provide some perspective as to how huge this ship is, as the Federal MAAS carrier ship passes between two islands on the St. Lawrence River.
Federal MAAS carrier ship
Federal MAAS carrier ship passes between two islands.
We left Grass Point State Park and returned to our hotel, where we rested for a few hours.
My next 1000 Islands Vacation blog post will provide details and photographs of our evening visit to Alexandria Bay.