Galloo Island

New York State | USA

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  • Size approx. 2,000 acres
  • Location West of Watertown, Lake Ontario
  • Country/State New York State
  • Region USA

This extraordinary pretty private island in Lake Ontario extends over approx. 4.5 miles (7 km) long and up to 1.5 miles (2.5 km) wide. It features 10 miles (16 km) of diversified shoreline, 3 miles (5 km) of which are spectacular cliffs, some of which have up to 20 metres elevation. The island boats lie waiting in the picturesque natural harbour. Sandy beaches on the north coast and a wide cove on the northwest coast of the island are ideal for bathing activities.

Galloo Island can be considered a rather special "El Dorado" for lovers of nature, fishing enthusiasts and hunters. Herds of whitetail deer graze on the rambling meadows and live in the extensive wooded areas on the island. The vigilant stroller can easily observe many of the following animals: fox, beaver, racoon, pheasants, wild turkeys, Canada geese and various species of duck. Lake Ontario is renowned for its crystal clear and clean waters. Watch the large freight ships sail by the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the distance.

USD 19,500 for up to 12 people per week (self-catering, additional and separate guest cottage available), full-board possible. Long weekend rental from USD 9,000.

GALLOO ISLAND (New York State) is located on the eastern side of Lake Ontario, approx. 6 miles from the Canadian border on the American side near the towns of Kingston and Watertown.

A large guest lodge awaits your visit. The house has 7 bedrooms (2 x king-size, 2 x queen-size, 3 x 2 twin beds - sleeps 12 people comfortably). Each room has its own animal theme. A spacious living area with fireplace exudes cosiness. The view from the terrace down to the nearby beach is magnificent. The kitchen has all mod. cons. including washing machine, dryer, etc. A smaller guesthouse some hundred metres away can also be utilised on request.

Self-catering or full board, choose as you desire. On receipt of your shopping list, the island manager will stock the refrigerator before your arrival. Naturally, you can also bring along your own provisions. A chef and service personnel can be hired on request. Request a meal including game from the island and fresh fish! Activities
The waters surrounding the island provide superb fishing: salmon, lake and brown trout, small mouth bass and walleyed pike. The following water sports activities are available: 2 motorboats, jet ski, kayak. The quiet coves make the island a perfect destination for families with young children. Discover the island along its varied coastline or on its network of pathways. The island jeep and 4x4 quads are also available for your use.

For hunting enthusiasts, Galloo Island is a very special "El Dorado". Prime whitetail deer (herds of up to approx. 450 animals) live on the island as well as pheasants, ducks and wild geese. The island manager is happy to assist and provide further information. Sackets Harbor is a pretty harbour town with a yacht club, shops and good restaurants.

Best time to travel
Recommended between May and the end of October. Late autumn is also good for hunting enthusiasts.

Getting there
The island is very easily accessed. By boat 12 miles (19 km) from Sackets Harbor - depending on size of boat USD 100-150.

By plane directly to the island's own airstrip (4,000 ft.), hangar available USD 250 per flight hour. The airport of Watertown is only 18 miles (29 km) away.

Also, the island can be reached by yacht from the Atlantic!



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