Attractions April 04, 2017
The Small Town In New York You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Fall In Love With
Taking up a sizable piece of of our country’s upper right hand corner, there’s so much to see and do in the state of New York. While out-of-towners and others around the world may know us for our big cities, residents of the Empire State know that our best attractions lie within our charming small towns.
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Tucked away up along the St. Lawrence River is the beautiful waterfront town of Cape Vincent.
Considering there are thousands of islands up in this region, it's easy to miss out on some of these secluded towns. The scenic town has a population of under 3,000 residents and can be found within Jefferson County.
The area attracts visitors who are looking to take in the scenic sights of boats traveling along the vibrant and clear water and fishing enthusiasts from all over.
From large cargo ships to smaller picturesque boats, you'll find that it's easy for time to fly by when you're enjoying the sights out along the St. Lawrence River. The town is also home to the Cape Vincent Fisheries Station that's run by the New York DEC. That aquarium is free to the public and is open daily from 9AM to 4PM, giving visitors a unique look at the different times of fish you can find up in this area. To find out more information about the aquarium,
Those who are looking to fully embrace a leisurely getaway can take a trip to The Cape Winery.
The winery is well-known for their award-winning red wines and scenic location. One of the younger wineries that you'll find out in the Thousand Island Region, only opening their doors to visitors back in 2013. The winery gives you beautiful views of the water and will leave you feeling nothing short of impressed. To find out more information,
Like many of the towns you'll find out in this area, Cape Vincent features its own historic lighthouse.
Standing nearly 70 feet above the water, Tibbetts Point Lighthouse is one of the most charming locations within the town of Cape Vincent. The historic lighthouse was built back in 1854 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Marking where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, from this part of town you'll have never-ending views of the water that will steal your breath away. To find out more information about how you can visit,
If you're wondering when the best time of year to visit Cape Vincent is, you may want to plan your trip around the amazing French Festival.
This year on July 8th and 9th the town of Cape Vincent will hold their exciting French Festival. Bringing the town to life, the 49th annual festival features incredible bread and pastries, crafts, live music, fireworks, a parade and so much more. With so many of our residents in this area having ties to French culture, the festival is one that allows locals to celebrate their heritage in an entertaining way. To find out more information,
Since you'll most likely want to spend more than one day here, you'll need to find the perfect place to rest your head and grab something to eat. That's where The Roxy comes into play!
Another historic piece of Cape Vincent, The Roxy Hotel & Restaurant is a wonderful place to stay when you're in town. The historic hotel which was built back in 1894 features 16 rooms and the rustic Monaghan's Irish Pub that will keep you from going hungry! To book your stay and to find out more information,
From historic sites to fascinating festivals, there's nothing you won't love about the little-known town of Cape Vincent.
For those who are looking to avoid more popular destinations like Alexandria Bay but are still looking to see what the Thousand Islands region has to offer, Cape Vincent serves as a stunning alternative. So treat yourself to an unforgettable waterfront trip and explore all that this small town has to offer!
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