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Walking Tour of Thousand Island Park with Optional Walk to Top of Thousand Islands Bridge

Thousand Island Park
Thousand Island Park
Wellesley Island
United States

Tom French

Thousand Island Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was established in 1875 as a Methodist Camp Meeting Ground on Wellesley Island along the St. Lawrence River.  Within a couple of years, it was reported that over 500 family tents populated the grounds.  Many of those original tents, erected on platforms, evolved into tent cottages that still exist today.

This tour of Thousand Island Park will include the Thousand Island Park Museum and several buildings including the circa 1913 Chapel (with its history as a gym and schoolhouse), the 1885 wooden Tabernacle, 1903 Library, still-operating Wellesley Hotel (an overflow for a larger hotel that burned in 1912), historic ferry landing, and walking tour of the “Historic District” with several tent cottages and other structures of historical significance

If weather and time permits, a guided walk to the top of the iconic Thousand Islands Bridge (1938) will be provided to those wishing.


Email  by July 10th.  Registration is limited to 20 people.  An optional lunch at The Guzzle, an iconic eatery at the Park, will be available.  More information regarding the lunch will be provided closer to the date.

Information about the Thousand island Park Museum can be found at

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