Other Adventures Near the Black River
A whitewater rafting trip on the Black River can be the beginning of a delightful weekend or extended visit to the popular Thousand Island Region. Millions visit and vacation in this area every year. Known for its rich history and unparalleled natural beauty, the Thousand Islands region has long been a favorite vacation destination. Here, Ontario and the United States meet, their cultures blending in the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lake Ontario. Native peoples called this region the “Garden of the Great Spirit.” Today, this spectacular garden of woods and water is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Its friendly atmosphere, fresh outdoors and laid-back pace makes it a place that inspires the spirit and renews the soul.
Choose from these and countless other activities, to complement your whitewater rafting adventure!
For off-road bicycling trails in and around Watertown, consider these possibilities:
- Cycle in and around Thompson Park in Watertown. Information and directions are available from the Watertown City Parks Department. Call 315-785-7775
- Visit Wellesley Island, midway between the US and Canadian border in the Saint Lawrence River for a delightful variety of scenic and historic trails.
- Explore the paved trail alongside the Black River in Watertown, beginning at Huntington Street, and extending about 4 miles upstream to the village of Black River.
- Visit Winona State Forest, about 30 miles south of Watertown. The area boasts numerous cycling routes ranging from wide, gentle gravel roads to challenging single-track trails.
A & J Riding Stable
342 Cty Rt 1 Hammond, NY 315-324-6042
Boldt Castle (website)
Heart Island Alexandria Bay, NY 800-8-ISLAND
Antique Boat Museum (website)
750 Mary St Clayton, NY 315-686-4104
Uncle Sam Boat Tours (website)
47 James St Alexandria Bay, NY 888-ALEXBAY
Aqua Zoo (website)
43681 NYS Rte 12 Alexandria Bay, NY 315-482-5771
Thousand Islands Animal Safari
NYS Rte 12 Alexandria Bay, NY 315-482-4241