get on route 12E and head west to Cape Vincent, NY. Route12E becomes Market Street then turn into Broadway then at the intersection with Pleasant Valley Road (route 6) becomes Tibbetts Point Road. Head west another 2 or 3 miles and you are at the end of the land and that is Tibbett Point.
The view from here is great; Lake Ontario and the start of the St. Lawrence River. But it must be mighty lonely way out here on this spit of land in the winter.
The lighthouse is a home with a 70-foot tower originaly constructed in the 1820's. The light still works but there was a fog horn that was in operation until a few years ago when neighbors (can't see them from the lighthouse) complained that the noise was disturbing.
There is a visitor center and Museum in the house. Part of the property is used as a youth home during summer months.
Many of the eateries in the area serve finger foods due to the outdoor nature of many of the tourist activities. Jreck Subs is one of those places. They have counter service to order hot or cold submarine sandwiches (hoaggies). The best is their meatball subs. (see the website below for full menu). For the kids, they have suitable ingredients and sizes.
They have added soups, salads and apple crisps for dessert to their menu to try and draw in more customers.
The place is never busy. Most of their business is call-in/pick-up. They do have a nice clean and comfortable diner area also where some families choose to eat.
If you need to stop for a bite to eat after a long day of fishing or rambling around the neighboorhood, then stop in here.
Cape Vincent generally rates "low" on the risk scale according to the crime stats. The only crime that rates above average for occurence is Rape.
Cape Vincent has 17 sex offenders registered in the region. That means if you walked around Cape Vincent and saw 200 people during your stroll, then one of them was probably a sex offender. (The sex offender numbers are a bit inflated because there is a penal institute in the vicinity where many of the offenders are housed and they are segregated from the main population).
To see more info on the persons involved, use the website below.
Women and people with children should use some extra caution during their visit in the area.
We have been there day and night many times and have never had a bad experience but the crime stats indicate the potential for a problem. Use this information as incentive to be a bit more watchful. Be Smart and Stay Safe.
Here are a few of the churches for worship in the Cape Vincent area.
St. Vincent ... corner of Kanady Street and Lake Street
Vincent De Paul .... 31385 route 4
All Saints .... Madison Street, Chaumont
Cape Vincent is about as layed-back a town in New York as you'll ever find. Yet it is the government center for the area. Several communities in the region have members on the town board and look to Cape Vincent for support services and provide financial assistance.
Communities in the township of Cape Vincent:
Riverside .... new community of vacation cottages along the river
St. Lawrence (Oars Corners, Gothams Corner, Cranes Corners)