They Call This 1000 Islands. And After Seeing What’s On Them, I Want To Move There Immediately.
If you love island living and are looking to move, this is just the place for you that doesn’t include an overwhelming amount of sun exposure. (I just hope you have enough money to buy a castle.) Between the Canada-United States border, there is a beautiful place called Thousand Islands. You might know the name because of the extremely fattening (but delicious) salad dressing, but there is more to Thousand Islands than that. It’s an archipelago consisting of 1,864 islands. … And I want to buy a house there right now.
The islands stretch out for about 50 miles.
Some are as large as 40 square miles.
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Others are small enough to only have room for a single house (as seen here with Just Room Enough Island).
To be part of the “1,000 islands,” each land mass had to meet certain criteria.
Any island must be above water level all year round, have an area greater than 1 square foot, and support at least one living tree.
One of the biggest islands is Wolfe Island, which is approximately 18 miles long and 5 miles wide.
Not all of the houses that were build upon these islands look the same.
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Some are sprawling mansions.
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While others are cute cottages.
A large number of the islands are inhabited. Most of these islands have hydro electric power and telephone service that are carried underwater from island to island.
About 20 of the island form a group that create the Thousand Islands National Park, the oldest of Canada’s national parks east of the Rockies.
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Whether you live in a castle or cottage, there is a ferry service that provides transportation back to the mainland.
Each island has an entirely different look and feel, but all of them are beautiful. Dark Island is one of the most notable because of its gothic castle. Deer Island is also well known because it’s own by the Skull and Bones secret society.
No matter which island you favor, there is one thing all of them have in common. Thousand Islands are a hub of nature lovers, with countless Ontario and New York have government-regulated parks along the waterfront.
Via Amusing Planet
So if you love salad dressing, outdoor activities and secret societies, Thousand Islands may be for you.