Grindstone Island Travel Guide

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Grindstone Island Things to Do

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    by davecallahan Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    Thousand Islands Adventures Inc. has kayak tours around the whole circumference of Grindstone Island (over 15 miles of paddling, both with and against the current and winds).
    The whole trip takes a good 8-hour day starting at 7am with rest periods in the morning and afternoon.

    from the ads:
    "Your endurance will be put to the test as your group rounds the head of Grindstone Island and your bows cut the waves back to Clayton."

    Cost: $125 per person. Safety equipment and procedures are guaranteed. This company has been holding these adventures for over 20 years (2005).
    Call the phone number below to make a reservation or to get more details on the adventure.

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    • Sailing and Boating

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    by davecallahan Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    This secluded beach (accessible by boat) is part of the areas protected by the Thousand Island Land Trust which is an attempt to keep these natural sites as pristine and uncontaminated as possible.

    If you are going to visit here, please leave no trash behind nor damage any of the flora in the area. It is bad enough that the oil and gas from the many motor boats visiting the area have already done considerable damage to the crustaceans on the shore and the fish in the shallows.

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    • Road Trip

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Grindstone Island Transportation

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    by davecallahan Written Aug 4, 2007

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    The roads on the island have names but little pavement.... they are mostly dirt and gravel, many with weeds in the center. Old cars, farm trucks, jalopies, new ATVs and motorcycles are the primary means of getting around the island. The whole island is only 5 miles long and 16 miles in circumference. Not a lot of places to drive.

    The vehicles have been ferried over in the past and are left there all year round.

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    by davecallahan Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    There is a ferry service that goes to/from the south shore of Grindstone Island near Aunt Janes Bay from/to the docks in Clayton.

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    by davecallahan Written Aug 4, 2007

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    Saturday nights during the summer; everyone heads over to the Dodge Hall.
    A couple dozen people spend a pleasant evening together there listening to music and dancing. Often it is DJ music, sometimes it is a local band from the mainland, and once in a while the crowd is whooping and stomping to square dance music and country fiddlers.

    So, if you are on the island on Saturday night, I'll bet I know where you'll be too.

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