Hammond, NY, USA

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Hammond, NY, USA

Hammond vacation rentals

Say hi to our neighbors to the north

Sharing a border with Ontario, Canada, in the form of the St. Lawrence River, Hammond is as far north as you can go without needing a passport. Nestled between the river to the north and Black Lake to the south, the homey town celebrates its agricultural roots and thrives on local businesses. A Hammond vacation rental will surround you with acres and acres of rolling farmland, where handmade quilts hang from picturesque wooden barns. The Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River are the perfect setting for water activities _ look closely and you might even spot a castle.

Thousands of activities in the Thousand Islands

The St. Lawrence River offers every water activity you could possibly imagine. Scenic cruises and boat tours let you take in all the stunning scenery. Hop off at one of the countless islands in the area for some swimming, boating, kayaking or canoeing. Cedar Island State Park is the place to go for serene camping, waterfowl hunting, or the perfect picnic. For more boating and fishing, head to Black Lake. In town you'll find plenty of farmers' and artisans' markets to explore. If you brave the cold winter weather, you'll be rewarded with top-notch skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling.

Unexpected surprises at every turn

While the natural scenery is as amazing as you'd expect, the true hidden gems of the area are manmade. Dark Island is home to the historic century-old Singer Castle, where you can explore elaborate hallways and secret passages on a guided tour. A Hammond vacation rental also puts you on the unique Hammond Barn Quilt Trail, where you'll spot over thirty handmade quilts hanging from rural barns sprinkled throughout the countryside. For a dose of the 1800s, visit the Crossover Island Lighthouse, or wander the barns and stone houses of the Hammond Historical Museum.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Upstate New York is known for its intense winters, and Hammond lives up to the reputation. You'll see feet upon feet of the white stuff, starting as early as October and often lasting well into April. Bundle up and grab some hot cocoa before heading out, because temperatures can hover in the single digits or just above from December through February. Summers are mild, with high temperatures in the 60s from June to September, rising into the upper 70s on occasion in the peak months of July and August.

The Thousand Islands _ more than just a salad dressing

While some accounts credit the name of the popular condiment to this U.S./Canada border region, the area has so much more to brag about. The picturesque rolling farmland of Hammond is sandwiched between the mighty St. Lawrence River to the north and the fish-filled waters of Black Lake to the south. You'll have a hard time counting all the islands you can see from your riverfront Hammond vacation rental (spoiler alert: there are 1,864). Further afield, you'll find wooded foothills full of wildlife just waiting to be discovered in the area's many state forests.