Waterfront Trail - Visiting History

This region is well known for the Thousand Islands which make up a North American archipelago of 1,864 islands that stretch over 50-miles along the Canada–US border on the Saint Lawrence River. While touring along this section you are immersed in the picturesque St. Lawrence River landscape.


Pausing to explore the Lost Villages Museum.

The Lost Villages Museum describes the extraordinary story of the inundation caused by the St. Lawrence Seaway project.

The 11 islands of the Long Sault parkway are the former hilltops of the Lost Villages and are connected by a series of causeways and bridges. In 1958 the villages were flooded to make way for the Seaway and Power Dam or the Great Inundation project - one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century.


The islands are surrounded by the remnants of those historic villages. The Lost Villages Museum describes the extraordinary story of the inundation caused by the St. Lawrence Seaway project in an open-air exhibit housed in 10 restored buildings arranged in a village-like setting.




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