Say what you will about scenic overlooks and roadside pullouts, but honestly, the only way to experience the St. Lawrence is to get out on the water and be there. So that’s exactly what I did one lovely Saturday morning…
I spent a week exploring the Thousand Islands region, first by land (this post) and then by water (the next post). It’s a huge place, actually, and it’s hard capture the scope of it, but I’ll try. At least I can capture some of the beauty.
I spent eight years in the Hudson Valley of New York, but never got to the really “upstate” part of New York back then. From the edge of Lake Ontario and on up the St. Lawrence Seaway, it’s been a really beautiful month, in between smoke alerts and surprise rainstorms. The cover photo for this post is one of the “thousand islands” dotting the Saint Lawrence River between the US and Canada.
One of the more touristy activities up here in the Thousand Islands region of New York is visiting Boldt Castle. I found it to be a thought-provoking visit, with my ruminations about the experience taking me far out of the usual tourist mindset.
I probably never would have gone to see this thing if it hadn’t been for my friend, Kyle Sullivan.