The Thousand Islands region holds a special place in my heart. Located two hours north of where I grew up, it was the home of my family’s annual summer vacation. During a week spent in a cottage at Fair Wind Lodge, we’d watch morning cartoons, play mini golf, go for hikes and canoe rides, swim, eat pizza, make s’mores, and chase ships. (More on that last part soon.)
Before bringing my siblings and I throughout our childhood, my parents also spent time there.
As we’ve gotten older, trips to the Thousand Islands with all six of us are a thing of the past, but it remains a favorite place to return to whenever possible.