1000 Islands, N.Y. - For motorcyclists, the 1000 Islands offer pristine roadways and untapped adventures featuring castles, historic waterways and smooth, winding roadways through state forests and parklands.
This summer, plan a motorcycling adventure through the 1000 Islands Region for an immersive, one-of-a-kind getaway and explore dozens of pristine parks and unique heritage attractions, including two castles, historic towns and summer festivals.
In June, don't miss the 9th annual Thousand Islands River Run Motorcycle Rally, a three day event featuring daring stunt drivers, vendors, live music, and tours of Boldt Castle on Heart Island. One of the most popular motorcycle festivals on the East Coast, the River Run will kick off June 19 in Alexandria Bay.
For motorcyclists looking to explore the region, www.GoTourNY.com provides easy-to-print Tank Maps featuring nine scenic rides through the 1000 Islands Region, including:
1000 Islands Cape Vincent - Carthage Loop travels along the St. Lawrence Seaway, the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and through scenic towns of Cape Vincent and Chaumont Bay. Highlights include the Antique Boat Museum, Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, Sackets Harbor and Scenic View Park in Alexandria Bay.
1000 Islands Wolfe Island Loop travels the U.S. and Canada while never losing sight of the water as it travels from Wolfe Island in Lake Ontario, to Wellesley Island in New York's St. Lawrence River before continuing to the historic city of Kingston, Canada's first capital.
Seaway Trail follows the St. Lawrence River south to the bustling college town of Oswego on Lake Ontario. For over 400 miles, the trail travels through historic towns offering fishing, attractions and great dining and shopping. The St. Lawrence River was the site of several shipwrecks, which attract scuba divers each summer while the town of Henderson is a famous fishing destination.
Whether looking for a day trip, or planning a multi-day motorcycle touring trip through the U.S. and Canada, www.GoTourNY.com provides comprehensive route descriptions and free tank maps.
This project is supported by a grant awarded to the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council and 1000 Islands Region by New York State's Empire State Development and the I ♥ NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.