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Welcome to Cape Vincent – Where the Lake & River Meet

Located at the entrance of the St. Lawrence River and overlooking Lake Ontario, Cape Vincent is a charming river town that boasts one of the most iconic landmarks in the region, the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse. With its picturesque landscape and a wide array of recreational activities, Cape Vincent offers visitors endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors while enjoying unique shopping, dining, and lodging experiences in some of the most hospitable establishments in the 1000 Islands region. From strolling along the beach at Wilson’s Bay to fishing at Cedar Point State Park, or enjoying a relaxing meal at one of the delicious restaurants, there is always something new to discover in this little town that has so much to offer.

Downtown Cape Vincent is a charming and picturesque one-mile stretch along the magnificent and pristine riverfront. It is lined with a wonderfully diverse set of businesses that cater to every taste and preference. From beautifully crafted pottery, delicate and exquisite jewelry, and indulgent and rejuvenating self-care products- all lovingly and expertly handmade in Cape Vincent- to our delightful and bountiful produce markets and captivating art galleries, your shopping bags will undeniably go home filled with nothing but the finest and highest quality products that will delight your senses and captivate your soul.

When you’re ready for a delicious and satisfying meal, our restaurants offer diverse menus that will surely satisfy your cravings. The pizza offerings are delicious and are not to be missed. Enjoy a cheesy Margherita or spice things up with a buffalo chicken pizza. And if you’re looking for comfort food, we’ve got you covered with fish fry, burger, taco, and prime rib nights.  With multiple restaurants to choose from, takeout and outdoor dining options provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the beautiful scenery while you enjoy your meal. So come hungry, and leave happy knowing that we have everything you need to satisfy your hunger.

Our town boasts a very distinct selection of local craft beverages. Recently added to the assortment is Cape Vincent’s very own specialty coffee roaster located at the back of a boutique coffee shop. At the center of downtown the local brewery 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.

Lodging options for visitors to this area are simply outstanding. Whether you are looking for a cozy and comfortable inn, a luxurious hotel with all the amenities, or a charming and rustic lake or riverside cabin or cottage, we have something for everyone. Additionally, we offer seasonal rentals that are perfect for those seeking an all-summer retreat. With multiple establishments offering accommodations, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay no matter what time of year you visit.

There are plenty of options for docking your boat in Cape Vincent. In addition to our local marinas, you can also find docking spaces available at East End Waterfront Park and the village dock located at Esselstyne Street. 

Whether you’re an avid fisherman, enjoy boating or diving, or simply love to hike, bike, and explore the great outdoors, Cape Vincent is the perfect place to indulge in your favorite recreational activities.  But that’s not all! Cape Vincent’s convenient location makes it easy to plan day trips to some of the most popular 1000 Islands destinations. With just a 20-30 minute drive to Clayton, Alexandria Bay, and Sackets Harbor, you can easily explore all that the region has to offer without having to travel far.  So what are you waiting for? Come discover all that Cape Vincent and the 1000 Islands have to offer and create memories that will last a lifetime.