I’m green with envy of those who are lucky enough to live in a place like this. The 1000 Islands region of upstate NY offers so much diversity. Big open waterways with bright blue water, cozy island retreats perched on top of rugged cliffs overlooking amazing vistas, and even marshy swamp juice scenes such as this. Albeit, some of the bug and reptile infested areas that I recently visited in a small rowboat, don’t seem to be nearly as popular among the locals and tourist. ;)

Grindstone Island, in the 1000 Islands region of the St. Lawrence River, upstate NY, USA

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One small rowboat. ;)


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  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful picture, Joe!

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago

    Lovely capture!!! :))))))))))))))

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 2 years ago

    Oooh, this is fabulous, Joe!!

  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Joe. Thank you for naming the river, as a host is is hard on large rivers like this to tell if they are really rivers or lakes without the name of the river.

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoabout 2 years ago

    Joe, Excellent. Congratulations on the feature.

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 2 years ago

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

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