Ernie and Lori's Favorite Places
Part of what makes for a great Thousand Island, NY vacation is in knowing the best places to go in the area when you need "stuff" and/or when you want to step out. In addition to renting out our places for others to enjoy, we ourselves have been vacationing in the Cape Vincent, NY area for years. This page helps us to share some of our own personal favorites and hopefully you will like them as well and save you the time that it would take you to find them on your own.
Most of the places listed are also linked directly to their websites and/or directions.
Ice Cream - The Gal's Place - Alexandria Bay (Route 12) 315-686-4462
"Home of the largest ice cream in the 1000 Islands"
Barn Sale/ Flea Market -
~ Millen's Bay - off 12 E look for the big signs
"new/used items every weekend, reasonable. Stop here before heading to a store, they most likely have it."
~ Big Sand Bay, Wolfe Island, Ontario
~ Potter's Beach ,Grindstone Island
~ Cedar Point State Park - Cape Vincent, NY
~ Thousand Islands Winery 315-482-9306 - Alexandria Bay, NY
"Educational wine tours, great tasting wine, always something going on here."
~ Coyote Moon Vineyards 315-686-5600 - Clayton, NY
"Open daily for complimentary wine tastings and sales."
Unique Gift Shops -
~ The Boateak 315-686-3190 -Bluff Island
"Take a boat ride here and see the many unique gifts and items inside a two story boathouse."
~ Karla's Christmas Shoppe 315-686-1906 , Clayton, NY
"So much to choose from, gifts for year round."
Grocery Stores -
~ French Towne Market 315-654-2381 - Cape Vincent, NY
conveniently located 1 mile in town, full service store
~ Shurfine (formerly Big M Market) 315-686-3601 - Clayton, NY
"Largest supermarket in the area"