Our communities have been hosting vacationers and travelers for more than a century. Our hospitality is rivaled only by our scenic beauty and, while April is before our prime season, we invite you to enjoy this potentially once-in-a-lifetime event in a quieter setting than you’ll find in big cities crammed with eclipse onlookers.


Watertown offers the most lodging options for April 2024 and is planning a packed events schedule around the eclipse. Head to the wide-open spaces of historic Thompson Park overlooking the city for a viewing party and enjoy all the amenities of a small city.

Henderson Harbor

Scenic Henderson Harbor, located between Westcott Beach and Southwick Beach state parks, has the unmistakable ambiance of a classic maritime village.

Sackets Harbor

Best known for Sackets Harbor Battlefield, a historic landmark harkening back to the War of 1812 and excellent place to view the eclipse.

Cape Vincent

The home of the only auto ferry across the St. Lawrence River to Canada, Cape Vincent includes landmarks and viewing locations like Tibbetts Point Lighthouse.


Clayton is home to some of the most unique museums in the 1000 Islands as well as several great eclipse-viewing spots like the Zenda Farms Preserve.

Alexandria Bay

There are many exciting ways to experience the beautiful 1000 Islands from here, including boat tours and public spaces like Scenic View Park.

Tug Hill

The northern and Core Forest portions of the Tug Hill are easily accessible from Watertown, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers who want to truly get it away from it all.