Wellesley Island State Park has the largest camping complex in the Thousand Islands region. Secluded wilderness sites nestled along the banks of the St. Lawrence River are accessible only by foot or boat. Within this rustic paradise, fishing is excellent--particularly for muskie in autumn. To accommodate boaters, the park has a full service marina and four boat launches. A sandy beach on the river offers great swimming and sunbathing and there is a recreation barn and the 9-hole Wellesley Island State Park Golf Course on the Island. One of the main attractions of the park is the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, which includes a museum, varied habitats such as wooded wetlands, 3 miles of shoreline and open granite outcrops, and miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and nature education. The Nature Center provides educational and recreational programs for all ages. One special feature at the nature center is the 1/4 mile accessible trail that includes access to picnic tables and the seasonal butterfly house. Archery is allowed in designated areas by permit only. For the less rugged camper, there are regular tent/trailer sites and a cabin colony, including facilities for group camping and twelve vacation rentals, which will enable you to enjoy the sunset from the porch of a fully outfitted cottage. You can choose a two or three bedroom cottage with all the comforts of home, including a bathroom with shower, kitchen with refrigerator and stove, bedding, cooking utensils, dishes, glassware, silverware, etc. Outside each vacation rental, a picnic table and ground grill are provided for meals and evening campfires.

trail running
2 days ago

Easy trail to run. Occasionally parts that were difficult to run due to uneven ground, but otherwise good run. $6 this year to get in the park. Good family/beginner short hike:)

A lot of ticks but a good hiking spot. I like the Eel Bay trail the best because you're by the water for most of it. Very easy hike with good views and, if you're lucky, plenty of wildlife. I have seen vultures, waterfowl, a porcupine and a fisher in the two times I went. Also a very easy hike for dogs.

Enjoyed walking this with my 3hr old this morning. Great views along the way!

10 months ago

Miles of trails but Eel Trail is the best because it follows the river the whole way. You have to pay $7 to enter the park.

Beautiful trail but watch out for ticks if you're planning on bringing your dog we went yesterday and I'm still finding more and more on her

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Beautiful place and I hope to go back again!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Love the trail, some excellent look out points! I did not find the trail over difficult, it does have some rough terrain and some steep climbs but it's not that bad. I would definitely do this trail again

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Monday, July 18, 2016

Beautiful trail. The views in the narrows are breathtaking. If you want to hike the whole island bring lots of water. You won't want to miss the views.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

The difficulty was fine, my complaint was the amount of tics I had to pull off my dogs at the end of the hike. Make sure you have really good tic meds for your dogs before hiking! We pulled about forty off one of my dogs, the poor thing.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Overall it's got some great views and spots to picnic and eat lunch out. The Eel Bay Trail is well worth taking the round trip of the island, and it even has spots to go swimming and chillaxing. There are bouldering opportunities off trail if you like climbing rocks, but that's within your own discretion.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

It was a ok area. Good views, there is a toll booth on the way there. The trail could be marked a lot better, but all and all a good walk.

Monday, March 21, 2016

We started the hike in another area but still found it to be enjoyable. The next time out we plan on bringing a lunch and having a picnic near the lake.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Very easy trail. Plenty of trails that branch off the main one. Getting to Wellesley Island does have a $2.75 toll so keep that in mind. And spending the day in the park costs $7. Just FYI. Plenty of trails for the entire family. A nature center that has lots of exhibits for kids. There are plenty of great views of the river. Dogs are welcome on leashes.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

There is so much more than just a loop trail here. A lot of various well marked trails. Some trails going around the edge of the island along the water, others going up on the rocks and overlooks giving some great views. There is a good amount of wildlife, from deer to snakes to chipmunks, so if you startle easy from the rustling of the leaves and grass keep that in mind. Here is even a neat little museum.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

very nice area. trails are easy to follow and lots of great ways to take. the view they offer is great!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Great set of trails that are both diverse and entertaining. One follows the edge of the lake and has plenty of spots for photos or enjoying the water's edge. The trails themselves are well kept and free of debris and litter. Overall a great experience.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Even though it says the trail is 4.4 miles, there are many other connecting trails to hike in this area. Did the majority of trails in 5-6 hours stopping to check out the views and take pictures (great views and wildlife viewing opportunities along most trails) and I'm estimating that I did between 10 and 11 miles of trail. Mostly flat trail, a few easy climbs

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Nice trails and a butterfly house. Eel Bay trail follows the water and is lovely. There are a few pothole glacier formations. One is 6 feet deep. Nice lookouts for a picnic lunch and a few benches.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

This says 4.4 miles though if you follow eel trail to the north day trail and follow it all the way around it comes out to about 6.7 miles. Great views with a few different types of terrain. At the southern most point of the park there is a large rock formation which is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the blue water. I brought a book and read a little bit there before getting back on the trail. There are a few snakes on east trail. Enjoy!

The actual trails were short, but I was nice to branch off on our own and find different stuff. Show up early before the office opens and you can skip the six dollar admission.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

easy to not get lost we went off trail and still were able to find other trails very self explanatory. caught 3 queen snakes sure is plenty of them!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The park itself has a lot to offer, a little museum, cabins to stay in, playground and picnic areas with a about 4 main trails.

Great for a nice hike for a couple hours, can really take your time pick one trail/route or walk all of it. Most trails meet up at some point and you can hope from one to another to see the different sites. I recommend the EEL Day Trail to the Narrows Trail, it will keep you along the water offering some good views from different heights.


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