Thousand Island – Alexandria Bay, NY Swim In
We came across the Thousand Island, Alexandria Bay, NY area at an RV show & thought “WOW” what an awesome area. With that in mind, we decided to venture for a few days with a small group of Amphicars and check it out this year in August. What an adventure!!! We weren’t sure about how the little Amphicar was going to be in the Saint Lawrence River, since it was so large, big ships, currents & many other boats on the waterway. Let me tell you, this was the most amazing place. The Amphicar handled it like any other lake we had been in before. The current was minimal, the ships could be seen in a distance, so we had plenty of time to move if need be and they didn’t even give us much of a wake. So that was all good.
We were able to cross the Saint Lawrence & visit the famous Boldt Castle & the beautiful huge boathouse. The spectators were just as excited to see the Amphicars as they were to see the Castle. Even the Customs patrol were excited to see us. They pulled us over & I said “Oh no we aren’t in any trouble are we?” They replied “No, we like your vessel”. It was all good!!!
We swam miles & miles up & down the Saint Lawrence River viewing many of the little islands. What beautiful islands with big houses & little houses occupying one little piece of land. The tourists on the ferry boats loved us. They would come by and hundreds of people on board admiring our little Amphicars. What an adventure!!!
We stayed at The Swan Bay Resort, Alexandria Bay, NY. The staff & the other visitors loved our Amphicars. The Swam Bay Resort was great. It was clean, nice hot powerful showers, RV sites level on concrete pads. There is a boat ramp right on the Resort & we were able to do our big splashes. There is a Tiki bar on the resort with a band. The grocery store is within walking distance which was a plus too. A drone captured us which you can see on You Tube. Put in Swan Bay Resort Amphicar in Google & it will bring it up.
The center of Alexandria Bay is a blast from the past. There was a car show that weekend, so many different collectable cars were on display. The best part was Saturday night they had a Beatles Tribute Band. The town closed off a couple of the roads in the center & the band played. The bars served cocktails & you were able to take it to the streets to party & dance!!!! So Much Fun!!
To top it off Alexandria Bay has a drive-in. We took our Amphicars & piledin with our chairs, blankets, pillows & watched 2 movies on the outside big screen. If you didn’t have a radio or didn’t want to have a dead battery they supplied you with a portable radio, which worked really well.
We had so much fun this year, we are planning on going again next year. The Swan Bay Resort is excited about having us again. They are looking for more cars. The date for next year 2017 will be Friday August 25th to Mon Aug 28th. If anyone has any interest for next year contact me at LORI064@YAHOO.COM.
The Resort has RV sites along with cabin sites. Swan Bay Resort telephone is 315-482-SWAN. It does get booked rather quickly & there is not a lot of lodging in this area, especially if you have a trailer to park & you are looking for a boat ramp all in one. The Swan Bay Resort will be the base for this event. Don’t wait too long to decide, like I said it fills up quickly & it will be quite an event!!!
Gerry & Lori Here is a VIDEO LINK of some of the fun!