1000 Islands Vacation Day 4: Keewaydin State Park
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.
The first park that we visited was Keewaydin State Park. We used our Empire Passport for admission to the state park. Keewaydin State Park is on the St. Lawrence River and is located a short distance south of Alexandria Bay. We spent about an hour exploring Keewaydin State Park.
Fishing Dock with a View
Beautifully Maintained Marina
I walked on the wide sidewalk all the way around the marina and reached this beautiful stone staircase. I climbed the staircase, which took me high above the marina.
The stonework at the marina is gorgeous!
View of Marina Through the Trees
Keewaydin State Park is located on the St. Lawrence River.
Many picturesque water views can be found, while walking in the state park.
In addition to the marina, beautiful stonework can be found elsewhere at the state park.
Bob chose not to walk with me around the marina, opting instead to stay with the car. Well, when I saw this gazebo, I telephoned Bob and told him there was something he HAD to see. I directed Bob to a parking lot closer to the gazebo (he was parked at the marina). Bob was impressed with the beauty of this gazebo, as was I.
It was not only the gazebo, though, that Bob HAD to see. It was also what could be seen FROM the gazebo.
See the Victorian cottage in the distance, through the gazebo towers?
Bob and I had seen this Victorian cottage on our second day of vacation, during our Uncle Sam’s 2 Nation Boat Tour.
Uncle Sam’s 2 Nation Boat Tour
Victorian Cottage on Comfort Island
I thought it so cool that Keewaydin State Park provided another view of the Comfort Island Victorian cottage. I knew Bob would feel the same way, and he did.
Comfort Island Cottage
(as seen from Keewaydin State Park)
This cottage was built in 1883 by industrialist Alson E. Clark of Chicago, IL
The Clark family owned the cottage for 130 years.
The cottage was sold in October 2013,
Restoration of the cottage began in May 2014.
Please see the blog “The Restoration of Comfort Island” for more information about this cottage.
This weather vane of a bear holding the sun weighs 700 pounds and is 91 feet in the air!
My next 1000 Islands Vacation blog post will provide details and photographs from our visit to Kring Point State Park.