Boldt Castle to host Family Discovery Day on June 15

ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY – The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, owners of
historic Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House, are pleased to host for the first time, Family Discovery Day on June 15, 2019 from 10am to 3pm. The fun-filled day will give parents and children the opportunity to explore Boldt Castle and a wide variety of entertaining and educational topics including music, geology, art, animals, reading and horticulture.

Special guests to Heart Island for the day include: The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, The Sci-Tech Center, Westy’s Birds of Prey, harpist Esther Underhay, traditional bagpiper Mike Franey, the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, face painting, a free photobooth, our popular plant a flower garden, Geologist Terry Side, and the New York State Police K-9 Unit. New York State Operation safe child will also be on hand to issue free photo ID’s to children.

Authors Mona Forney and Janet Watkins of the Izzy’s Closet series will be performing readings and signings of their latest book, which features a visit to Boldt Castle. Izzy’s Closet is a nonprofit organization that provides basic school supplies, clothing and books for children. One of the ways they fund their programs is through the sale of children’s books written about Izzy, the Groton Library Cat, and her adventures. Books will be available for purchase.

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Regular admission rates of $10 USD for adults, $7 USD for children 5-12 and free admission to those 4 and under apply. The Boldt Yacht House is currently closed due to high water levels and as such there will not be parking or Boldt Yacht House Shuttle transportation available from the Boldt Yacht House on Wellesley Island. Private boat dockage is not guaranteed, also due to high water levels. Please contact one of the following boat lines for information on transportation to
Boldt Castle for Family Discovery Day: Uncle Sam Boat Lines, Alexandria Bay, NY; Clayton Island Tours, Clayton, NY; Gananoque Boat Lines, Gananoque, Ontario; Rockport Cruises, Rockport, Ontario. For general 1000 Islands tourism information, including lodging, call 800- 847-5263 or log onto