Honey Bee is a beautiful, historic, private island rental nestled in the very heart of the 1000 Islands (1865 enchanting islands to be precise) which dot the shores of St. Lawrence River. It is reachable by boat in 10 minutes from Boldt Castle and eight minutes from the quaint town of Ivy Lea, Ontario . Boat rentals are available locally at a reasonable cost.Set in a tranquil bay, bordered by the St. Lawrence Islands National Park, the newly restored 134-year-old hand adzed log cabin enjoys spectacular sunsets and views in all directions. The property is very upscale with your own 2 story, 2 bedroom cabin with all the comfort and amenities of a luxury home, yet on your own private island.
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This area is rich in history and exciting activities such as a weekly military parade with long rifles and fife and drum. On the US side of the border, Sackets Harbor N.Y. Battlefield site of one of the most crucial battles in the War of 1812, provides a day'Â?Â?s outing as well. At the French Festival, you can take a boat tour & enjoy tea in 2 local castles and picnic on island parks where children play on old fashioned playgrounds.
Activities: Play golf on a course that can only be reached by boat, stroll through the Thousand Islands Park village with its colorful gingerbread houses that take you back to the turn of the century or dine on the front porch of its grand old hotel. Share in the excitement of Alexandria Bay's Pirates Weekend or its Poker Race of the roaring cigarette boats, enjoy the night life, visit wonderful art galleries, the restored opera house and Clayton's antiques shops. Watch the islanders come by boat to get their supplies at the various townsâÂ?Â? docks, enjoy restaurants on the water, the Casino and see the fabulous Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. Want more? Go Island hopping, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving or snorkeling, cycling, horseback riding, hunting, roller blading or play tennis. Of course, you can do nothing at all...on the dock lounging in the Adirondack chairs watching the river go by.
Wildlife: The island is wonderfully unspoiled with a variety of beautiful flora and fauna as it lies within the boundaries of the UNESCO Thousand Islands-Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. There are tremendous opportunities from Honey Bee Island to view wildlife, waterfowl and birds as they abound in the surrounding area. You will often see deer, mink or muskrat swimming from island to island as well as beaver and playful otter when you're out in your boat or relaxing on the dock.+ More