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Wellesley Island

Alexandria Bay, NY
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Not much to see here

Wellsley Island has a very nice state campground but besides that there isn't much else to do on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rochester, New York
Not sure how to rate an island, but this one was nice to drive around on

We took a drive on the island to try to see the Boldt Yacht House and to catch a tender boat to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John S
Fair Oaks, California
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Wellesley Island is home to a state park, a nature center and museum – with trails taking you through marshland, forest and shoreline – and three golf courses.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (14 reviews)
“state park” (30 reviews)
Alexandria Bay, NY
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wellsley Island has a very nice state campground but besides that there isn't much else to do on the island. We rode from one end to the other several times while camping here twice. The bridge is awesome you have to cross to get here...More

Thank DstmNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a drive on the island to try to see the Boldt Yacht House and to catch a tender boat to Boldt Castle. Unfortunately the Yacht House was closed for the season, and the water was so high that the tender boats weren't running,...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We drove by car all over the island, We saw a gorgeous sunset! Going over the bridge is a real thrill and you will probably see a big ship passing as you go over the bridge.

2  Thank kathy p
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Wellesley Island is the 2nd largest of the 1,000 Islands. It is accessed by a large suspension bridge. A unique feature feature of the island is there is a lake within the island and small islands in the lake. The island hosts golf courses, a...More

5  Thank dalem650
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wellesley Island is another must see if you visit the 1000 Islands. You will be amazed of the abundance of outstanding Victorian architecture.

2  Thank HeidelbergBread
Reviewed 9 October 2016

What a beautiful island. It is so much bigger than I ever thought it would be, even when looking at its size on the map. There are several state parks and beautiful scenic drives. Not much to do on the island itself if you are...More

1  Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Spent a weekend at Wellesley Island State Park to attend the Boy Scout Brotherhood Camporee with US and Canadian Scouts

2  Thank szwedge
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Wellesley Island because we could drive there over the bridge. It's in the USA (we didn't have passports so we couldn't visit any Canadian islands. We had heard that there were lots of gingerbread houses there, so we decided to visit on...More

1  Thank Cathy O
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed at the campsites on the Coyote Loop. The state park is very large. Lots of biking, kayaking, and walking/running opputunities

1  Thank Vera D
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The island is beautiful but not much to do but camp. Saw only one corner store/convenient store and gas station. Unless you wanted to ride a bike or go for a walk (which is a pretty pricey walk to pay for), stay on the Alexandria...More

1  Thank wheeze21
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Lonnie W
Are bears on Wellesley Island
13 February 2017|
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Response from IthacaMan | Reviewed this property |
Not that I have ever heard of.
Does anyone know if golf carts are allowed in the campground?
4 December 2016|
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Response from SuzyD432014 | Reviewed this property |
I did see a few golf carts, lots of bikes and skateboards. I'm not sure if only the staff are allowed the carts though. I'm sure if you call the office they would clarify it for you!!
Kathryn D
Is there water access to fill up your camper near sites? I don't seem to see spigots in pictures.
5 November 2016|
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Response from Vera D | Reviewed this property |
There was a spigot right across from our campsite which I used to fill my dishwashing basin..not sure how that would work with filling a camper tank however.