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Thousand Islands, NY

The Best Places to Run in the 1000 Islands Region in New York and Ontario

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The Thousand Islands constitute a North American archipelago of 1,864 islands straddling the Canada–US border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. In New York, there are 15 state parks, several nature preserves, and quiet waterside roads. On the Canada Side, the Parks of the St. Lawrence is a group of historic and recreation sites along the river, including Thousand Islands National Park, 21 different islands, and the 1000 Islands Parkway. Since this is a large geographic area, it’s challenging to provide a comprehensive guide to running in the Thousand Islands. We’ve tried to showcase some of the best spots, including quiet waterside roads and gentle trail running in the numerous parks.

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Robert G. Wehle State Park

Thousand Islands, NY

This 1,000-acre state park in Henderson is the former estate of Robert Wehle, and consists of 10 miles of wide, scenic trails along Lake Ontario, and around the estate grounds. We've mapped a 4.7 mile loop along the Snakefoot Trail.

Point Salubrious Loop

Thousand Islands, NY

The 6.7 mile loop around Point Salubrious is a lovely, flat run with great views of Guffin Bay and Chaumont Bay. The entire route is on the lightly trafficked Rt. 125. Water views, the Point Salubrious Historic District, farm fields.

Cape Vincent Waterfront

Thousand Islands, NY

Lovely waterfront running along the St. Lawrence River in this cute, small town where you can also catch the Hope Ferry to Canada. Up to 6.8 miles out and back run with great water views. Interior farm roads are a good add-on.