Monday, August 30, 2010

St.Lawrence River visiting Alexandria Bay

The St.Lawrence River is famous for small mouth and large mouth bass fishing. Both Alex Bay and Clayton downtown districts are designated by the U.S. Federal Registry as Historic with buildings and houses from the late 1800s. The entire area along the St.Lawrence river is where you can fish for northern pike, walleye and muskie. If you don't have a boat there are several marina's that rent out fishing boats. Fall fishing is great after the rive has quited down from the summer boat traffic.
Fisherman can buy bait and obtain their fishing licenses at the 1000 island bait store located near the 1000 island bridge to Canada. Many of the marina's also sell bait and fishing licenses. Also located near the bridge is the 1000 island winery which has a large selection of wines from the region. We visited there and purchased some very nice tasting wine.
Another great attraction is the Uncle Sam boat tour in Alexandria bay. There are several different tours you can take around the river and see all the different islands. Many of the island have homes owned by movie stars and millionaires from around the world. Make sure if you take a tour to visit Singer Castle on Dark Island there have been several movies shot in the castle.
 Both Clayton and Alexandria Bay are located on the St. Lawrence River and a short distance across the river is Canada. If you decide to visit Canada make sure you have a current pass port.

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