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Waterfront Wednesday: Cape Vincent

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Bordered on the northwest by the spectacular St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario on the west, Cape Vincent is a popular peninsula in the North Country. Here you can experience the benefits of both the river and the lake during the summer months which bustle with activity. The opposite shores are a part of Canada and the major highway New York State Route 12E runs right along the river and branches off just before the village. Cape Vincent is one of the last places to still host an automobile and passenger ferry over to Canada. One of the most notable things in the town would be the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse that has been around since 1854. The lighthouse is historically known for lighting the way from the river to the lake for countless ships throughout the years.

The Thousand Islands Region is a popular place to watch ships from all over the world cut through the cool blue waters. Cape Vincent holds attractions such as the Breakwater Gallery, weekly Farmer’s markets, the French Festival, the antique car parade, craft shows and a spring fishing derby to catch walleye and pike. Fishing is quite popular at all times of the year in Cape Vincent where there is a wide variety of fish, yet walleye and pike being quite common for the derby. The Antique Boat Museum is also quite popular in “The Cape” as are the Uncle Sam Boat Tours and Thousand Islands Winery. There are plenty of local museums where it is possible to explore all past ventures of the Native Americans and French and Dutch explorers that once were prevalent in the area. The French Festival helps the village honor its french ancestry and celebrate the French Culture brought by explorers long ago such as Samuel Champlain.

Summer homes are plentiful in this area as well as bed and breakfasts to complete the home-town feel. Marinas are also available to dock boats all around the town so there are always available spaces near you. Scuba Diving is another activity to check off the bucket list in this wonderful town. For animal lovers, there are goat and alpaca farms to explore around the Cape as well. There is plenty of good food to have at restaurants such as Sunny Bank, The Roxy Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, and Aubrey’s Inn. Cape Vincent provides a wonderful atmosphere to occupy year round and especially during the summer months, contact your BridgeView agent today!

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