Thousand Islands Regional Assessment Project: Developing Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance

The Division of Coastal Resources seeks to “achieve a balance between economic development and preservation that will permit the beneficial use of coastal resources while preventing the loss of living marine resources and wildlife, diminution of open space areas or public access to the waterfront, shoreline erosion, impairment of scenic beauty, or permanent damage to ecological systems.”

Rate Your Scenery

Help the Thousand Islands Scenic Assessment Project find out where the best scenery is in the 1000 Islands by taking the following short survey of images from around the region. The survey doesn’t take a lot of time and allows you to quickly rate pictures of the wide range of scenery that makes our area special and helps drive our economy.

About the Project

Towns, villages, businesses and interest groups in the Thousand Islands have decided to partner with the New York Department of State’s Coastal Management Program (DOS) to evaluate, promote and protect the region’s unique business, tourism and scenic resources. The spectacular scenery of the Thousand Islands is central to our quality of life, many of our businesses and to our economy.

News & Events

Upcoming Event – August 18, 2014

A public meeting will be held on August 18th at 7:00 pm at the Clayton Opera House to discuss the findings of the survey and other data collected … (read more…)

Thousand Islands Region Communities Join for Scenic Area of Statewide Significance Designation

On July 1, 2014 a website, scenic1000islands.com will launch and the Thousand Islands … (read more…)