Monday, May 24, 2010

Mary Island State Park,Alexandria Bay

Mary Island State Park St.Lawrence river
If you need to get away and camp then I would suggest Mary Island in upstate New York .I have camped there many times.
Mary Island State Park is located across from Alexandria Bay New York.You can only get to the camp sites by boat. The camp sites are primitive with no running water or electric.This makes it great to get back to nature.Mary Island is beautiful and secluded even though Alexandria bay is just a mile away across the St.Lawrence river,with plenty of stores and restaurants.
You need to take plenty of light weight camping gear a tent, a sleeping bag, a cooler with ice and dining utensils along with food and water to get you set up to camp.There are bathrooms but make sure to take along plenty of toilet paper.I like to set camp on the high point just off the docks on the north side of the island the sunsets are breathtaking.After you set up your tents make sure to keep all food in a chest or inside the tents.The squirrels just love to get into the food if your away.This happened to us on one occasion and the little critters ate all are food.

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