Home to Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Cape Vincent is a classic little river town in the 1000 Islands offering endless views of both the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Visitors can look forward to unique shopping, dining, lodging and recreational experiences from Cedar Point to Snug Harbor.
Downtown Cape Vincent is a one mile stretch along the river lined with a wonderfully diverse set of businesses. From pottery, jewelry, and self care products – all handmade in Cape Vincent, to our produce markets and art gallery, your shopping bags will go home filled with quality products.
We have a very distinct selection of local craft beverages. Recently added to the assortment is Cape Vincent’s very own specialty coffee roasters, found brewing at the cafe or by the bag in local shops. At the center of downtown the local brewery has just expanded and now offers a great dining experience along with their craft beer. A few minutes from downtown is our award winning winery, a great stop to make while visiting Tibbetts Point Lighthouse or traversing the lake and river side.
When you’re ready for a bite to eat you can find seafood dishes and rice bowls; specialty pizzas; fish fry, burger, taco and prime rib nights – you will not go hungry. Multiple locations offer takeout and outdoor dining options to enjoy the scenery.
Lodging options include everything from inns and hotels – some historic, lake and riverside cabins and cottages, to seasonal rentals for all-summer vacationers. Accommodations are available at multiple establishments for year round booking.
Along with our local marinas, docking is available at East End Waterfront Park, and the village dock at Esselstyne Street. Cape Vincent is a wonderful place to fish, boat, dive, hike, bike and wander. With a 20-30 minute drive to Clayton, Alexandria Bay, and Sackets Harbor, Cape Vincent is perfectly located to plan a day trip to all of your favorite 1000 Islands destinations.
Cape Vincent is fast becoming a place where people like to live, as well as spend their vacation. Excellent highways are available to provide transportation to Cape Vincent. When traveling on Interstate 81, Exit 46 is the most convenient exit to provide you a direct route to “The Cape”. When you reach your destination, you can enjoy watching ships from all over the world passing through the clean blue waters of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. We also have the distinction of being the only community left with an automobile and passenger Ferry to Canada crossing the St. Lawrence River.