1000 Islands Indoor Winter Fun!
The journey into the 1000 Islands for Winter Fun for indoors starts here!
Special concerts, theater performances, chili cook-off, scrapbooking demos and sporting events highlight Canton’s Winterfest (second week of February). “Beauty of the Byways” is the theme for the BIG 2013 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show (March 16-17) -- it fills three floors and nine rooms!
Richardson-Bates House Museum, one of New York’s most intact house museums, is open by appointment. Their archival collection and exhibit space documents a fascinating 19th century family’s life and times.
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) showcases the region’s folk culture and living traditions: “Artists of the Forest” (February 9) features 13 traditional artists. Inside scoop: TAUNY’s “Register of Very Special Places” is a BIG list of outstanding local cultural landmarks, nominated by local residents.
Ogdensburg Command Performances presents “Hooray For Hollywood” (March 19) and Oswego Music Hall has Cliff Eberhardt (February 2), The Stray Birds (February 16), Dana and Susan Robinson (March 2) and We’re About 9 (March 16).
Laugh off your winter blues with comedy acts at Lake Ontario Playhouse, a former Odd Fellows Hall and site of the first USO broadcast to Europe during WWII.
The Frederic Remington Art Museum houses personal effects of a native son, including original paintings, sketches and sculptures of the Old West, as well as exhibits of the works of talented regional student artists.
The St. Lawrence Centre: Shopping & Entertainment Mall has shopping PLUS a full-size multi-purpose arena with year-round skate rentals for all ages.
Corbins River Heritage gift shop specializes in historical and turn of the century photos and books, but you’ll also find clothing, nautical gifts and more beneath the quaint tin ceiling. Thousand Islands Winery is open daily for wine tastings and tours and Thousand Islands Arts Center has a permanent textile collection, library, classes and a retail store brimming with the work of nearly 100 regional artists. “The Art of Winter” exhibition (February 1-March 30) and Heritage Arts Day (February 9) are BIG highlights.
Ashley Lynn Winery makes apple wines, based on an old family recipe.
Oswego County and SUNY Oswego offer activities and events all winter long: Oswego State Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey games, Saturday night Round and Square Dances and more!
Feeling lucky? The state-of-the-art Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has 800+ Las Vegas style slot machines, craps, poker, baccarat, roulette and BIG lunch and dinner buffets.
2013 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino - Hogansburg
Appleton Arena – St. Lawrence University Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey teams schedule
Ashley Lynn Winery – Mexico
Corbins River Heritage gift shop - Clayton
Lake Ontario Playhouse
Ogdensburg Command Performances
Oswego Music Hall
Frederic Remington Art Museum – Ogdensburg
Richardson-Bates House Museum/Oswego County Historical Society
St. Lawrence Centre: Shopping & Entertainment Mall
TAUNY – “Register of Very Special Places”
TAUNY – “Artists of the Forest”
Thousand Islands Winery
Thousand Islands Arts Center – Clayton
Visit Oswego, SUNY Oswego
Winterfest in Canton
For more Winter travel ideas, visit the 1000 Islands region.